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When the Kush Hits (In the Form of a Federal Subpoena Over Slumlord Tactics)
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Miloch
2018-04-20 17:03:02 UTC
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The Kushner Cos., the company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President
Trump’s special big boy advisor and son-in-law, is honestly so happy that the
federal government has chosen to subpoena it for information about whether or
not it filed false documents about real estate holdings in New York City, thank
you so very much for asking!!

Never mind that the AP reported that Kushner Cos. “routinely filed false
paperwork with the city stating it had zero rent-regulated tenants in buildings
across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds” during a period when Jared ran
the company. Everything is fine! Kushner Cos. welcomes the investigation!

From the AP:

Tenant advocates say such false filings allow landlords to avoid heightened city
oversight designed to keep lower-paying, rent-regulated tenants from being
harassed during construction and pressured to leave, freeing up apartments for
higher-paying residents.

Kushner Cos. told the AP at the time of its report that the company outsources
preparation of construction permit applications and fixes any mistakes
immediately. Records show the company did file some amended documents, often
more than a year later.

The AP report, based on work by nonprofit watchdog Housing Rights Initiative,
has sparked an inquiry by the New York state attorney general’s office and a
city council investigation.

According to a statement provided to the AP, the Kushner Cos. have “nothing to
hide and is cooperating fully with all legitimate requests for information,
including this subpoena.” Did you hear that, feds? You can’t break Jare-bear’s
spirit that easily! Come at him, bros.

Jared’s good at his job! He’s a big boy who wears flak jackets over his navy
blazers and speaks with the adenoidal honk of a nerd from Westchester who would
really, really like you to stop doing whatever it is you’re doing to annoy him,
at once Most importantly, he doesn’t CARE, okay? God!




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Rudy Canoza
2018-04-20 17:38:02 UTC
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Post by Miloch
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The Kushner Cos., the company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, President
Trump’s special big boy advisor and son-in-law, is honestly so happy that the
federal government has chosen to subpoena it for information about whether or
not it filed false documents about real estate holdings in New York City, thank
you so very much for asking!!
Never mind that the AP reported that Kushner Cos. “routinely filed false
paperwork with the city stating it had zero rent-regulated tenants in buildings
across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds” during a period when Jared ran
the company. Everything is fine! Kushner Cos. welcomes the investigation!
Tenant advocates say such false filings allow landlords to avoid heightened city
oversight designed to keep lower-paying, rent-regulated tenants from being
harassed during construction and pressured to leave, freeing up apartments for
higher-paying residents.
I am adamantly opposed to rent control. It is a horrible infringement
on property rights, and it always - *always* - exacerbates housing
shortages.

Be that as it may, it is the law in NYC and elsewhere, and landlords
have got to comply with the law, and not lie on required filings.
Here's hoping Kushner faces criminal charges over this, and ends up in
the slammer just like his crook father.

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