State to collect $3.25M from Kushner-affiliated companies for property violations, excessive fees

The state of Maryland has reached a settlement with a property management company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) announced on Friday.

Westminster Management LLC, the New Jersey-based company owned by Kushner family interests, and several other corporate entities that own or owned 17 residential communities managed by Westminster Management, will pay a $3.25 million civil penalty and restitution. It’s a settlement of a 2019 lawsuit in Maryland over allegations that the company charged tenants illegal fees and failed to maintain as many as 9,000 rental properties in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Prince George’s County.

However, under the settlement, the company admits no wrongdoing.

Nevertheless, the agreement will potentially pay restitution to thousands of current and former residents of the developments, the attorney general’s office said.

Frosh called the company’s behavior “unconscionable.”

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