Kushner associate pardoned by Trump in plea discussions over cyberstalking charges

An associate of former President TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE's son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report Watchdog finds no money has flowed out of agency tasked by Trump admin to fight pandemic MORE has entered plea discussions concerning cyberstalking allegations, according to Bloomberg News.

Ken Kurson, who was previously pardoned by Trump over similar allegations at the federal level, was charged with two felonies in August for allegedly using spyware to monitor his former wife's computer activity.

Kurson is accused of using the spyware to access the passwords to his former wife's emails and social media accounts. During their divorce proceedings, Kurson also allegedly stalked and threatened several people.


Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. (D) pledged earlier this year to charge Kurson at the state level.

“We will not accept presidential pardons as get-out-of-jail-free cards for the well-connected in New York,” Vance said at the time. “As alleged in the complaint, Mr. Kurson launched a campaign of cybercrime, manipulation, and abuse from his perch at the New York Observer, and now the people of New York will hold him accountable. We encourage all survivors and witnesses of this type of cybercrime and intimate partner abuse to report these crimes to our Office.”

With the two charges, eavesdropping and computer trespassing, Kurson faces a maximum of four years in prison for each, the news outlet noted.