Family of Trump's son-in-law pulls out of China business pitch after corruption allegations

Kushner family pulls out of China business pitch after corruption allegations

The family of Jared Kushner pulled out of a fundraising tour after receiving allegations of corruption

Friday, May 12, 2017

The family of Donald Trump's son-in-law has pulled out of a fundraising tour in China after being accused of corruption. 

The family had been on a tour to accrue investors for their latest real estate venture when they were accused of using Jared Kushner's White House connections to woo potential clients. 

Kushner is married to Donald Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka, and is a senior advisor to the US president. 

It is claimed that the family business, Kushner Companies - which is currently fronted by Kushner's sister Nicole Kushner Meyer - used its connections to garner $150m (£116m) for its project in exchange for US visas. 

Specifically, Nicole is thought to have referred to the EB-5 visa program in a presentation last weekend in Beijing. This program allows foreign investors to be granted visas after paying $500,000 (£388000).

Nicole has apologised for mentioning the name of her brother, stressing he has nothing to do with the project.

The White House backed this up, saying Kushner stepped down from the family business upon taking his advisory role.