Jeffrey sues Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for hiding financial info

Updated Monday 18 December 2017 11:39
Jeffrey sues Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for hiding financial info

Jeffrey Lovitky sues Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for allegedly omitting information from their public financial disclosure forms, claims they both didn’t include assets from 30 investment funds they are a part of.

The couple, who are both serving as advisers in the White House, are facing a lawsuit from lawyer Jeffrey Lovitky, who also alleges they both didn’t identify the income they received from two other investment groups.

The complaint he laid reads: "The failure of Defendants to provide the information as herein described deprived Plaintiff of (a) an opportunity to make an independent judgment as to whether Defendants are or reasonably could be influenced by conflicts of interests, (b) information required to evaluate and judge the performance of Defendants in their official duties, (c) information required to determine whether trust in the integrity of Defendants is warranted, and (d) information required to participate in the political process in an informed manner,".

Lovitky also states that for several investment funds, Kushner did not list the assets because of a "preexisting confidentiality agreement."

"The EIGA does not allow a reporting individual to refuse to disclose the underlying assets of an investment vehicle, on the basis that such disclosure would violate a pre-existing confidentiality agreement. Nor does the EIGA allow a reporting individual to refuse to disclose the amount of income derived from any underlying asset of an investment vehicle, on the basis that such disclosure would violate a pre-existing confidentiality agreement," the lawsuit reads.

 

Kushner has amended his financial disclosure form multiple times since taking office, revealing dozens of assets that were initially left off the form. He has said the assets were “inadvertently omitted.”

Both Trump and Kushner have been fined for submitting late financial disclosure forms.

The lawyer filing the suit, Lovitky, has also sued President Trump over his financial disclosure form, alleging Trump failed to show how responsible he was for debts he listed on a form he filed during the 2016 campaign.

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