REVEALED: Donald Trump commuted sentence of drug dealer Jonathan Braun who's ... trends now
New details about Donald Trump's decision to commute the sentence of a prolific drug dealer on his last day in office have emerged - including the crook's tie to the political family, according to a report.
Staten Islander Jonathan Braun, 40, had served two-and-a-half years of his decade-long sentence for running an illegal marijuana cartel when the former president set him free along with 142 others.
Now, a photograph of Braun and his wife Miriam with Trump at the former president's Florida resort from April 2022 has surfaced - and it's been revealed that Braun had family ties to Trump's in-laws.
Braun was in the inaugural class of the Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, New Jersey, which was funded by the family of Ivanka Trump's husband, Jared Kushner, according to the New York Times.
A source told the Times that in 2020, the loan shark's father - Jacob Braun - approached Kushner's father - Charles Kushner - about the possibility of securing a pardon from the then-president.
New details about Donald Trump 's decision to commute the sentence of a prolific drug dealer on his last day in office have emerged. (Pictured: the former president with convicted dealer Jonathan Braun, 40, and Braun's wife Miriam at Trump's Florida golf course April 2022)
It's now been revealed that Braun had family ties to Trump's in-laws. (Pictured: Josh Kushner, (left), Charles Kushner (center) and Jared Kushner attend The New York Observer's New Look on April 1 2014 in New York)
Others who dealt with Braun also told investigators his family helped secure his prison release through their connections with Trump's senior advisor at the time, Jared Kushner and his family, per the Times.
His eventual release from the NY Federal Correctional Facility Otisville came despite the New York AG having put out press releases about their civil actions against him just months before - in June 2020.
He was accused of serving as a loan shark - offering loans at astronomically high interest rates.
Along with three other loan sharks exposed by the probe, Braun was ordered to cancel tens of millions of dollars in illegal debts to thousands of small businesses across America, some with interest rates of 1,000 percent, per the AG's website.
Another news release published during Trump's final hours in the White House on January 20, 2021, announced Braun's commutation among 142 more convicts who received pardons in the last batch.
'Upon his release, Mr. Braun will seek employment to