Yontef was fired last month, and promptly turned around and suedhis former employer. Yontef's suit echoes the allegations of theearlier suit and asks for unspecified damages for wrongfultermination.

A Kushner spokesperson declined to comment on the suits.Earlier, another spokesperson for the company, New York-based PRguru Howard Rubenstein, issued a statement that said, in part,"this former employer seeks to exploit to his advantage this familydispute between two brothers. [Charles] Kushner is confident thatall issues will be successfully resolved."

The matter has major political implications, since CharlesKushner has been a high-profile campaign contributor in the NewYork/New Jersey metro area. He is estimated to have contributedupwards of $1.5 million to the campaigns of current New Jersey Gov.Jim McGreevey over the last five years. Earlier this year, Kushnerwas appointed to the board of the Port Authority of New York andNew Jersey, and has been considered the favorite to be named byMcGreevey to head the bi-state agency.

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