Jared Kushner, son-in-law and top advisor to President Trump, is having his honesty challenged today after a blistering report surfaced about his real estate dealings

According to a new report by the  Associated Press,  the New York real estate company once headed by Jared Kushner, falsified documents filed to New York City “declaring it had zero rent-regulated tenants in dozens of buildings it owned across the city when, in fact, it had hundreds,” That allegedly allowed The Kushner Companies leeway to harass rent-controlled tenants with disruptive construction, pushing them out and allowing the buildings to be sold with higher rents for greater profit.

Per the Housing Rights Initiative, cited by the AP, the company filed “at least 80 false applications for construction permits in 34 buildings across New York City from 2013 to 2016.” And “nearly all” of the applications were signed by an employee of Kushner Companies, including some by the chief operating officer, though none filed during Jared Kushner’s tenure as CEO had his signature.

Kushner Companies blamed the errors on documents prepped by third-party contractors and told the AP that “Kushner would never deny any tenant their due-process rights.” It also added that “if mistakes or violations are identified, corrective action is taken immediately.”

Submitting false documents to the city’s Department of Buildings for construction permits is a misdemeanor, which can carry fines of up to $25,000. But real estate experts say it is often flouted with little to no consequences.

When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit.

But that’s exactly what the company then run by Jared Kushner did, and with remarkable speed. Two years later, it sold all three buildings for $60 million, nearly 50 percent more than it paid.

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