Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is investigating a business owned by the family of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, over alleged questionable debt collection practices and poor maintenance at several of its properties in that state, CNN informs.
The Baltimore Sun reported on aggressive debt collecting tactics used by the company, including civil arrests of tenants who owed money to the company.
Kushner Companies said it is complying with Maryland’s AG.
“We have been working with the Maryland Attorney General’s Office to provide information in response to its request. We are in compliance with all state and local laws,” the company told The Hill.
While the investigation does not necessarily mean charges will be filed, this is not the first time Kushner Companies has found itself in hot water, The Hill adds.
Three months ago, New York federal prosecutors subpoenaed the company over its use of a visa program that offers green cards to wealthy foreign investors.
The company also faced investigations in May when Kushner’s sister, Nicole Meyer, a principal at the company, mentioned her brother’s service in the Trump administration during a pitch to investors in Beijing, The Hill notes.