A visa broker who partnered with Jared Kushner to recruit Chinese investment for a Trump-branded tower also directed one of America’s worst charities.
Florida businessman Nicholas Mastroianni II partnered in 2012 with Kushner Cos., where Kushner was CEO, to raise tens of millions of dollars from Chinese investors through a visa-for-sale program called EB-5. The money was for the 50-story Trump Bay Street apartments in Jersey City, New Jersey, named under a licensing arrangement involving Donald Trump.
Recent media reports have focused on Kushner’s decision to retain a personal investment stake in the building even while joining his father-in-law’s White House and the checkered past of Mastroianni, a visa broker with a history of legal problems, failed ventures and unpaid debts.
Before that, Mastroianni appeared on the list of America’s Worst Charities compiled in 2013 by The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times.
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