Long-serving Ripple board member Ken Kurson is currently facing criminal charges

Ken Kurson, 52, a close friend of the US president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, was arrested in connection with incidents stemming from his divorce, according to the New York Times on Oct.23

Kurson (right) is a longtime friend of Kushner (left), who owned the Observer when Kurson topped the masthead.

On Friday, federal prosecutors charged Mr. Kurson with cyberstalking three people and harassing two others, including a friend whom he blamed for the deterioration of his marriage.

Kurson joined Ripple’s board of directors back in February 2017 as an early investor in the blockchain decacorn after his seat was freed by the company’s CTO David Schwartz. He shares the same board with ex-Ripple CEO Chris Larsen and SBI Holdings CEO Yoshitaka Kitao.

Larsen praised Kurson for his “deep understanding” of fintech trends in his 2017 statement:

“His deep understanding of the need for an enhanced financial system and his ability to detect important trends early on will be an asset to Ripple as we continue to pave the way for money to move at the speed of the Internet.”

In a statement on Friday, Marc L. Mukasey, Mr. Kurson’s lawyer, called Mr. Kurson “an honorable man, a loving dad and a gifted writer.”

“The conduct alleged is hardly worthy of a federal criminal prosecution,” Mr. Mukasey said. “Ken will get past it.”

Mr. Kurson’s accusers described his conduct as “diabolical” and “super scary,” according to the criminal complaint.

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Ken Kurson, 52, a close friend of the US president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, was arrested in connection with incidents stemming from his divorce, according to the New York Times on Oct.23 Kurson (right) is a longtime friend of Kushner (left), who owned the Observer when Kurson topped the masthead. On Friday, federal prosecutors charged Mr.
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