- Associated Press - Monday, August 27, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the Kushner family real estate company being fined by New York City regulators (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

The Kushner Cos. says it will appeal fines imposed by New York City for filing false documents on more than a dozen of its apartment buildings.

Spokeswoman Christine Taylor says the real estate company once run by presidential adviser Jared Kushner relied on “third party consultants” to prepare its applications for construction permits and the errors “have been corrected or will be.”

Kushner Cos. was fined $210,000 by city regulators following an Associated Press investigation that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when it had hundreds.

Taylor says that “in no case did the company act in disregard of the safety” of its tenants.

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4:25 p.m.

The Kushner family real estate company has been fined $210,000 by New York City regulators following an Associated Press investigation that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when it, in fact, had hundreds.

The city buildings department on Monday fined the Kushner Cos. for filing 42 false applications for construction work on more than a dozen buildings when presidential adviser Jared Kushner ran the business.

The false documents allowed the company to escape extra scrutiny during construction that watchdog group Housing Rights Initiative has said led to harassment of low-paying, rent-regulated tenants to get them to leave.

The Kushner Cos. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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