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Manhattan DA Sneers at Pardon and Charges Trump Pal

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Ken Kurson, a Trump family pal and former editor of the New York Observer, may have thought he was in the clear in January when Trump wiped away charges related to Kurson’s post-divorce meltdown.

But Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance has other ideas. On Wednesday, Vance’s office filed charges for eavesdropping and computer trespassing against Kurson, 52, a close friend of Jared Kushner and one-time Trump speech writer who advised Rudy Giuliani on his failed 2008 presidential campaign.

A criminal complaint filed in New York County Criminal Court alleges that, for six months beginning in September 2015, Kurson used spyware to access his then-wife’s communications during a messy marriage breakdown.

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