Multi-state, vertically integrated cannabis operator Ascend Wellness Holdings claim to be focused on bettering lives through cannabis however the recent actions of the CEO put those statements into question.
Ascend Wellness Holdings CEO Abner Kurtin has recently been arrested in Miami-Dade County as addressed by the company in a news release issued on September 6th which can be seen here: Ascend Wellness Holdings Provides Management Update
The CEO posted bail of $1,500.00 on September 6th, 2022 after being arrested for the charge of Battery as addressed by the company as a domestic-related misdemeanor.
Based on the archived mugshot posted on mugshots.zone Kurtin was arrested in Miami-Dade County on the battery charge on September 5th which would be some time Monday before posting bail and being released on Tuesday.
Additionally, based on court documents a stay away order has been issued with no pre-trial conditional victim contact allowed. Kurtin’s arraignment hearing based on Miami-Dade County Clerk records is scheduled to be held on September 30 under dockett number M-22-017755.
Abner Kurtin Arrest – Ascend Wellness CEO Battery Charge
Abner Kurtin is both the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ascend Wellness Holdings (AWH) as well as the Portfolio Manager for JM10 Partners Fund. The fund was established in 2018 with a purpose to invest growth capital into the cannabis industry; two private equity funds operate under this cause.
Mr. Kurtin has over 20 years of experience in the area of opportunity capital. He previously founded K Capital Partners, a multibillion-dollar hedge fund, and Ca2 Group, a high-end real estate development firm in Massachusetts before joining AWH.
Mr. Kurtin began his company career at The Baupost Group and was a member of the Presidents Council of Massachusetts General Hospital as well as Chairman of Hill House. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Ascend Wellness Holdings
Ascend Wellness Holdings is a vertically integrated multistate cannabis operator (MSO) with licenses and assets in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
The company uses cutting-edge cultivation facilities to grow award-winning strains and produce a curated selection of products for retail and wholesale customers. Simply Herb, Ozone, and Ozone Reserve are the company’s own branded products.
Ascend stated in their release they would not be commenting on the active investigation and that the matter was a serious matter for the organization.
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