Slumlord Billionaire

From SALON:

A new report depicts Jared Kushner as a ruthless landlord who sues his low-income tenants until their deaths

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Everyone is fully aware of Jared Kushner’s multitasking capabilities. This son-in-law of President Donald Trump wears many hats in the White House. He’s a senior adviser, the director of the Office of American Innovation and is charged with fixing peace in the Middle East. He’s also a slumlord, apparently.

Alec MacGillis, reporting for The New York Times Magazine and ProPublica, spoke with tenants of low-income housing in the Baltimore area that is managed by JK2 Westminster, the management arm of Kushner’s real estate empire.

One harrowing story — involving Joan Beverly, a probation agent who was named in a lawsuit brought by JK2 Westminster for $3,810.16 — epitomizes the way Kushner’s real estate empire has treated its tenants.

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Beverly was dealing with pancreatic cancer at the time, which caused extreme financial stress because she was not able to work. In the suit, Beverly submitted evidence showing financial hardship, but JK2 Westminster persisted with its case regardless. The Baltimore County District Court eventually found in favor of Kushner’s company with a total judgment of $5,500 against Beverly.

She died two weeks later. The case is still pending in court, New York Time Magazine reported. While JK2 Westminster no longer exists as a corporate entity, the Kushner Companies is still the owner of that complex — and though he has stepped down as CEO, Jared Kushner is still connected to his family’s real estate holdings and fortunes.

This is just one story. Read more about this smarmy shitgibbon’s greed and what it does to people who can’t fight back. Here’s the link to ProPublica‘s story The Beleaguered Tenants of Kushnerville.

 

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10 responses to “Slumlord Billionaire

    • There are so many horrible stories over at Pro Publica. The worst part is that his company will get away with it in most cases, because the courts take the side of corporations, and most people don’t have the resources to hire attorneys to fight these assholes. This is why the people most affected by these kinds of things need to vote. They are the ones who suffer the most.

      • Smh….so right..

        It’s such a shame with what they get away with

        • It’s not just them. It’s all kinds of corporations. Credit cards, mortgage companies, insurance companies, cable companies, etc.. No matter what your honest dispute is with any of them, you are most likely going to lose if you choose to fight them. Years ago, a hospital sued me after they sent me home with a raging infection they neither recognized nor treated. I went back to the same E.R. a day later in agony, and they diagnosed me correctly and gave me antibiotics. I refused to pay them for the first visit, because their own E.R. said that they were negligent the first time. I went to court, and the judge told me that in every way–logically, morally, ethically, I was in the right. However, legally, he had to side with the hospital. This is our unjustice system. People don’t realize how screwed they are until they go up against a corporation. This is why it is so important for them to vote, but that doesn’t register until they have already been fucked over (excuse my French, but any other word would not suffice).

      • Well, there is something the rest of us can do about it — publicize this behavior as widely as possible. Shame them, make sure they’re known for it wherever they go. Thanks for doing your part.

        • One of the sad things, Infidel, is when you get a minor win from these corporations (and by “win” I mean that you settle with them having to give you something, even though you should be entitled to far more), you have to sign a nondisclosure agreement so that you can’t warn anyone. You are not even allowed to contact your representatives in government, or you risk losing whatever pittance you got, so you have no hope in trying to change the laws to work more fairly. I would go into more detail, but I an not allowed to, because I had to sign one of those. My shithead lawyer didn’t tell me I would have to sign one, or I never would have settled. I could have refused at that point, but there was no way I could have afforded a new lawyer and more court costs. And this is how they win.

  1. It’s not a surprise that J.K. is a slumlord -after all he married into a family of greed and endless law suits. J.K. is a sleazy. slimly money grubbing piece of work, just like Model T. People that are named Trump or a part of the Trump family are heartless and care nothing about folks who are ill and/or poor.

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