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Maryland Considers ‘Jared Kushner Act,’ Barring Arrest of Tenants for Unpaid Rent

The Kushner Companies, the real estate firm which presidential advisor/son-in-law Jared Kushner used to run and still holds a financial stake in, is the state of Maryland’s most aggressive landlord when it comes to requesting arrest warrants for tenants ...

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Trump's son-in-law's family real estate business has reportedly been the most aggressive in the state in requesting the arrest of tenants with rent arrears The Forward and aiden pink Jan 31, 2018 11:10 PM comments Print   Zen Subscribe now  Shareshare on facebook  Tweet send via email reddit stumbleupon document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function() { // read the sharing count of the article from facebook var remote = ',share&id=/us-news/maryland-considers-kushner-act-barring-arrest-of-debtor-tenants-1.5784279&format=json'; var ajax = new XMLHttpRequest();"GET", remote, true); ajax.onload = function() { if(ajax.status == 200) { var data = JSON.parse(ajax.responseText); //Update facebook counter on article var facebookCount = (data.share && data.share.share_count) || 0; if (facebookCount != 0 ) { document.querySelector('.media__content .js-fb-count').innerText = facebookCount; } } } ajax.send(); }); White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Nov1, 2017.Evan Vucci/AP Netanyahu praises Kushner: 'Very able' in peace negotiations due to real estate background Report: Kushner's family company expanded business with Israel after he entered White House 'Dumb as a brick:' Bannon backs down on attacking Trump's son, but not Ivanka A bill recently introduced in the Maryland state legislature would ban judges from issuing arrest warrants for tenants being sued for less than $5,000 in unpaid rent — a proposal that its author is calling the “Jared Kushner Act.” The Kushner Companies, the real estate firm which presidential advisor/son-in-law Jared Kushner used to run and still holds a financial stake in, is the state of Maryland’s most aggressive landlord when it comes to requesting arrest warrants for tenants it is suing for unpaid rent, the Baltimore Sun reported last year.  State delegate Bilal Ali has proposed legislation that would end the practice, which has led to the jailing of 20 Kushner tenants since 2013. “Government has always developed policies to financially protect wealthy institutions such as the Bank Bailout of 2008,” Ali told the Sun“On the flip side, regressive policies that hurt and even incarcerate the poor have historically been the normThis bill prohibits policies that were developed to hurt poor communities and jail poor residents.” A spokeswoman for the Kushner Companies, Christine Taylor, said that the practice was a last resort for allegedly non-paying tenants who have missed at least two court appearances. 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