Report: Kushner Was Just Fined For Failing To File Financial Disclosures In Time
Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top White House adviser Jared Kushner has just been fined by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) for failing to disclose his financial transactions in time.
According to McClatchy, recent documents show that Kushner, along with 17 other White House staffers, did not file their personal financial disclosure statements on time.
Some of those White House staffers involve key members of the White House, including former chief of staff Reince Priebus and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
According to McClatchy, Kushner’s case of filing late is rare for federal employees, as only 3.6% out of 12,000 similar transaction reports filed in 2016 were assessed late fees.
To comply with federal law, Kushner will have to pay a fine of $200 to the U.S. Treasury.
The White House’s ethics office stated that the fees can be waived off, but only in “extraordinary circumstances.”