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Jared Kushner Owns Several Mice-Infested Apartment Buildings In Baltimore

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner owns more than a dozen apartment buildings in Baltimore that have received hundreds of code violations, The Washington Post reported.

Kushner’s Baltimore enterprises were brought up again this weekend, after his father-in-law President Trump called the city, represented in part by House Oversight Committee chair Elijah Cummings, a “rodent infested mess” where “no human” would want to live.

“It is certainly ironic that the president’s own son-in-law was complicit in contributing to some of the neglect that the president purports to be so concerned about,” Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. told the Post.

Many of the 17 complexes in Maryland where Kushner Cos. has rental unites are in Baltimore City. After Trump’s comments, the company said: “Kushner Companies is proud to own thousands of apartments in the Baltimore area.” (Kushner left his post as chief executive of the company in 2017 to work in the White House.)

Baltimore County officials found in 2017 that some of those apartments amassed more than 200 code violations in one year, which were dealt with only after county officials threatened fines, according to the Post. Nine properties didn’t comply and were told to pay. The problems included mouse infestations, mold and maggots, The New York Times and Pro Publica reported then. Kushner’s company also has been sued for charging excessive fees and other unlawful rental practices.

Alyssa Fisher is a writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher


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