The former editor of a New York newspaper owned by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was indicted on Friday by the federal prosecution for divorcing three people accused of cyber-divorces.
Brooklyn prosecutors said Ken Curson, who is also Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, political adviser and former speechwriter, sent threatening messages and nicknames for filing bogus complaints against his victims during from the 2015 divorce proceedings. Used.
He also said Curson had traveled on several occasions where two victims were working, photographing and asking about his work schedule, prompting his employer to assign him a security guard.
Curson is released on $ 100,000 bail after a virtual appearance before a federal judge in Brooklyn. Kushner was not charged or falsely implicated.
“Ken Curson is a respected man, a loving father and a talented writer,” said his lawyer, Mark Mookes. “This case is hardly a federal criminal prosecution case. Ken will pass it. ”
Curson was appointed editor in 2013 to head the Observer and resigned in 2017. The Observer supported Trump in the 2016 US presidential election.
According to court documents, Kursan’s alleged harassment was against an anonymous man, whom he “blamed” for the dissolution of his marriage, as well as the supervisor and the supervisor’s wife of the man he had not met.
Prosecutors said a criminal investigation began in May 2018 when an FBI background check uncovered evidence that Kursen attempted to “hunt and harass” the three victims.
According to the Times, the background checks were for Trump’s nomination to a seat on the board of directors of the National Endowment for Trump’s Humanities.
Curson told the newspaper in an interview in July 2018 that he gave up on all consideration last month, citing the amount of paperwork involved in the verification process.
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