Kushner Companies Hit With Federal Subpoena After Filing False Paperwork

Kushner Companies received a federal subpoena after reportedly falsifying reports about rent-controlled tenants.

Jared Kushner’s family business was served a federal subpoena Thursday as authorities investigate reports that Kushner Companies filed false reports regarding rent-controlled tenants.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Kushner Cos. received a subpoena from the prosecutors in the Brooklyn U.S. attorney’s office, who are demanding information in response to an article in The Associated Press claiming the company often filed paperwork claiming it had zero tenants in buildings where in fact hundreds of rent-regulated tenants lived.

In response to the article, Kushner Cos. claimed that the paperwork was filed by a third party, and that “if mistakes or violations are identified, corrective action is taken immediately.”

A spokesperson for Kushner Cos. said the company has fully complied with the subpoena:

“Kushner Companies has nothing to hide and is cooperating fully with all legitimate requests for information, including this subpoena," said the spokeswoman, who added: “We believe that this subpoena, which has already been complied with, was issued based solely on an article that appeared in the press the day before it was issued.”