Ripple board member and former New York Observer head Ken Kurson has reportedly been arrested on charges related to cyberstalking.
According to a report by The New York Times, Kurson is being held in federal custody following his arrest for cyberstalking. Kurson is known for his time as editor in chief of the New York Observer from 2013 to 2017, a position given to him by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Kurson was also the founder of Modern Consensus, a cryptocurrency publication, and a member of blockchain-based startup Ripple’s board since 2017. At the time of his appointment, Ripple said Kurson provided “unique” analyst expertise and would help support the company in its development of efficient cross-border payment systems.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Kurson has been accused of sending threatening messages to people he held responsible for his divorce, occasionally relying upon the aliases Eddie Train and Jayden Wagner.
The complaint reads,
Kurson was engaged in divorce proceedings and blamed Individual No. 1, among others, for the dissolution of his marriage.
Kurson was previously involved in Rudy Giuliani’s failed 2008 presidential bid and wrote a speech for the Donald Trump campaign in 2016.