Jared Kushner pal Ken Kurson faces state cyberstalking charges after Trump pardon: report
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An associate of Jared Kushner is seeking a plea agreement after prosecutors seek to hold him to account for alleged misconduct that resulted in him getting a president pardon.

"Former New York Observer editor-in-chief Ken Kurson, who was pardoned by Donald Trump over federal cyberstalking allegations, is now in plea discussions over state charges springing from the same conduct, a prosecutor said. Assistant District Attorney Alex Wynne disclosed the talks at a hearing Friday in New York Criminal Court in Manhattan," Business Insider reported Friday.

Kurson also worked for Rudy Giuliani's consulting firm and 2008 presidential campaign.

"Kurson was charged by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. in August with eavesdropping and computer trespass, both felonies that carry a maximum of four years in prison," Business Insider reported. "The New York prosecutors allege that from September 2015 to March 2016 Kurson installed spyware on a computer belonging to his ex-wife to get passwords to her accounts and then accessed and anonymously distributed private Facebook messages."

In July, The New York Times reported the alleged misconduct was uncovered during a FBI background check after Trump considered him for a seat on the board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.