Jared Kushner’s sister offered wealthy investors in China a chance to score American visas if they invest in one of the family’s properties — a deal that watchdogs saw as blatant bribery.
Nicole Kushner Meyer took the stage at a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Beijing on Saturday with a pitch to a room with about 100 investors: They could get green cards if they poured money into One Journal Square, a $150 million luxury Jersey City development from her family.
The quid-pro-quo would come through the EB-5 program, which grants visas to foreigners who invest at least $500,000 in American development projects. Politicians on both sides of the aisle have often criticized the program as a golden road to citizenship for the wealthy.
According to multiple media reports from the event, parts of Meyer’s talk touted her ties to President Trump through her brother, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka.
One slide in her sales pitch pictured Trump and identified him as a “key decision maker” for the EB-5 program. She also made sure to mention her brother’s role as a senior advisor to Trump.
Curated from NY Daily News.