Kushner Bushwick transaction linked to bank probed by feds
A bank that was under federal investigation until last year played a role in two recent real estate transactions involving Kushner Companies — one of them in Brooklyn. Kushner Companies is Trump advisor Jared Kushner’s family company, and the bank is BofI Federal Bank, formerly known as Bank of the Internet.
Earlier this month, according to ProPublica, BofI took over a mortgage previously owned by Kushner Companies involving a development at 215 Moore St. BofI faced a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into its lending practices and conflicts of interest policies until last year, when the agency closed the investigation, ProPublica reported. BofI told ProPublica that it has no exposure or relationship with Kushner or his company with respect to 215 Moore St.” and said the project’s owner was a pre-existing customer. The other transaction involved one of the Kushner firm’s properties in New Jersey.
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Jury weighing evidence against driver who ran over Park Slope toddlers
A grand jury is considering evidence against a driver who fatally ran over two Park Slope toddlers early this year, according to the New York Post. It is likely, the Post reported, that charges against driver Dorothy Bruns, 44, of Staten Island, would involve her medical records and what doctors may have advised her regarding her multiple sclerosis and heart problems. Bruns, who had garnered 12 motor vehicle violations since 2016 for a variety of offenses, is believed to have had a seizure shortly before running over 1-year-old Joshua Lew and 4-year-old Abigail Blumenstein.
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