Ken Kurson, the former editor of a New York newspaper that had been owned by his friend Jared Kushner, a top advisor to President Donald Trump, has
Ken Kurson, the former editor of a New York newspaper that had been owned by his friend Jared Kushner, a top advisor to President Donald Trump, has been charged by federal prosecutors with stalking and harassment of three people.
Kurson, a political consultant who is also a confidante of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, is accused of repeatedly visting his victims at work, making false complaints with their employer and “malicious cyber activity,” the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney’s office said Friday.
He surrended to authorities on Friday morning, and is due to appear in federal court in Brooklyn later Friday afternoon.
Kurson, 52, blamed one of the victims for splitting up his marriage, according to the criminal complaint, which comes two years after he withdrew his name from consideration for a Trump administration appointment to the board of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Kurson dropped out after the FBI uncovered evidence of the alleged harrassment in a background check for that seat.
The complaint also says that FBI agents found evidence that between September 2015 and December 2015, Kurson…