Federal Judge Puts Kushner In A Hole, His Company Must Reveal Its Business Partners By Feb. 9
Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner’s company was just ordered by U.S. District Court Judge James K. Bredar to reveal the names of its partners by Feb. 9 in an unsealed document.
Judge Bredar ruled on Friday that one of the company’s subsidiaries, Westminster Management, must reveal the name of its business partners by the 9th of February.
The judge’s rule comes after tenants of 17 apartment complexes owned by the company filed a lawsuit last year saying that the rent prices Westminster Management charges are excessive and illegal.
“Increased public interest in a case does not, by itself, overcome the presumption of access,” Bredar’s decision read. “In fact, it would logically strengthen it, particularly when the interest is due to the presence of important public figures in the litigation.”
Several media outlets also asked for the partners to be revealed. This includes The AP, The Washington Post, ProPublica, and others.
Kushner left the company last year when he joined the Trump administration, but he still owns a stake in Westminster Management, which documents show provided him with a profit of $1.6 million.