Ken Kurson, Trump Family Friend and Ripple Board Member, Arrested on Cyberstalking Charge: Report

Ken Kurson was arrested Friday and charged with cyberstalking in connection with his divorce, the New York Times reported.

Oct 23, 2020 at 5:52 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:23 a.m. UTC

Ken Kurson, a board member of payments firm Ripple and the co-founder of cryptocurrency website Modern Consensus, was arrested Friday and charged with cyberstalking in connection with his divorce, the New York Times reported

Kurson, who is a close friend of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is accused of sending threatening messages to several people, the Times said.

There is also evidence Kurson engaged in installing software on someone’s computer to monitor keystrokes, and reporting false accusations to someone’s employer, the complaint reads, according to the Times.

The accusations reportedly came to light during a routine background check of Kurson for a board seat on the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Kurson served as editor-in-chief of the New York Observer when Kushner owned it.

A request for comment from Ripple was not immediately returned.

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