Jared Kushner's company fined $3.25 million in lawsuit - NYT

Westminster Management, the property management arm of Kushner Companies, was fined $3.25 million as the result of a lawsuit.

US White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, who accompanied an Israeli delegation, speaks during a visit to Rabat, Morocco, December 22, 2020. (photo credit: REUTERS/SHEREEN TALAAT/FILE PHOTO)
US White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, who accompanied an Israeli delegation, speaks during a visit to Rabat, Morocco, December 22, 2020.
(photo credit: REUTERS/SHEREEN TALAAT/FILE PHOTO)

Westminster Management, an apartment management company partly owned by former US president Donald Trump's Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner, has been fined about $3.25 million in penalties in a Maryland lawsuit, The New York Times reported last week.

The reason for the fine was that tenants were charged with illegal fees by the company and were subjected to molding, rodents and leaks in their residences, according to the report.

Westminster Management is the property management arm of Kushner Companies.

Seventeen properties that were owned by tenants as of September 23 can recover fees that the company charged them, the report stated citing Maryland Attorney-General Brian Frosh.

Kushner and his wife Ivanka were nearly fired by Trump in a Twitter post

 Senior adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump and senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner attend a summit at the East Room of the White House May 18, 2018. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Senior adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump and senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner attend a summit at the East Room of the White House May 18, 2018. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kushner did not make headlines last month just for issues with his company. Trump, during his time in office, nearly fired via Twitter his own daughter Ivanka, who is married to Kushner, CNN reported on Wednesday citing a book by New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman.

Haberman wrote that the former president considered this option during his meetings with then-chief of staff John Kelly and then-White House counsel Don McGahn.

Both Kushner and Ivanka were working as senior White House aides at the time of Trump's meetings.