The significant part of the above is the start of a investigation by the New York State Attorney General….
Eric Schneiderman can subpoena records and most of all?
The Atty Gen could charge Kushner civilly or criminally…..
Federal pardon’s (From Kushners’ father-in-law?) do NOT apply to state charges….
The New York City Council has launched an investigation into false tenant documents reportedly filed by the Kushner family real estate company that dodged rent laws and boosted profits.
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is also meeting with tenants of Kushner properties because he’s “concerned about the allegations,” said a spokeswoman.
Hundreds of rent-regulated tenants in buildings owned by Kushner Cos. were protected by city law from being hit with major rent hikes or forced out by a new owner. However, the company “routinely” filed false paperwork stating that the buildings had no rent-regulated tenants from 2013 to 2016, The Associated Press reported. White House adviser Jared Kushner, the husband of first daughter Ivanka Trump, was CEO of the operation during that time.
According to documents obtained by the tenant watchdog group Housing Rights Initiative, at least 80 false applications were filed for construction permits in 34 buildings during that time. They stated that the buildings had no rent-regulated tenants when, in fact, they included 300 rent-regulated units, AP reported. The result was less city supervision at sites. That left tenants vulnerable to being harassed to get out or left to endure the constant disruption of construction as the Kushners sought to hike rents or sell buildings…..