Maryland AG investigating Kushner real estate business: report

Greg Nash

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is probing a business owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, over alleged questionable debt collection practices and poor maintenance at several of its properties in that state, according to CNN

{mosads}CNN’s reporting comes after The New York Time and ProPublica reported earlier this year that there was “poor upkeep” inside properties run by Westminster Management, an affiliate of Kushner Companies. Westminster runs 17 properties throughout Maryland, according to CNN.

The Baltimore Sun reported on aggressive debt collecting tactics used by the company, including civil arrests of tenants who owed money to the company. 

Kushner Companies said it is complying with Frosh. 

“We have been working with the Maryland Attorney General’s Office to provide information in response to its request,” the company told The Hill in a statement, adding, “We are in compliance with all state and local laws.”

A spokesperson for the Maryland attorney general declined The Hill’s request for comment on the case. 

While the probe does not necessarily mean charges will be filed, this is not the first time Kushner Companies has found itself in hot water. 

The report comes nearly three months after New York federal prosecutors subpoenaed the company over its use of a visa program that offers green cards to wealthy foreign investors.

The company also faced scrutiny in May when Kushner’s sister, Nicole Meyer, a principal at the company, mentioned her brother’s service in the Trump administration during a pitch to investors in Beijing.

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