亨特拜登和他的公司大赚一笔 $11 百万之间 2013 和 2018 为他与 Burisma 和一名被指控欺诈并自爆的中国商人合作 $200,000 一个月, new analysis of his hard drive shows
猎人拜登 and his firm raked in $11 million over a matter of five years from his work as an attorney and a board member of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma and his work with a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud.
The findings raise questions of national security and corruption and also possible legal issues, as some wonder why the president’s son was accepting work with energy firms despite no experience in the field.
Documents indicate that Biden blew through the money even faster than it was coming in– expenditures found on his hard drive show that the president’s son was spending an eye-popping $200,000 per month on things like luxury hotel rooms, Porsche payments, dental work and cash withdrawals from February 2017 到十月 2018, according to an analysis of Hunter Biden’s abandoned hard drive by NBC新闻.
In a February 2017 divorce filing, Biden’s ex-wife Kathleen Buhle’s attorney called the couple’s outstanding debts ‘shocking and overwhelming’ and divulged that they owed $313,000 in back taxes. 根据备案, the couple had bounced checks to their housekeeper and owed money to doctors and therapists.
In his memoir Beautiful Things, Hunter admits that the Burisma money bankrolled his bad habits. He writes the extra cash ‘turned into a major enabler during my steepest skid into addiction’ and ‘hounded me to spend recklessly, 危险地, destructively. Humiliatingly. So I did.’
According to a report last week Hunter Biden hired Hollywood attorney Kevin Morris to help him pay off a $2 million tax bill — more than double what was previously reported — as he’s being investigated for tax fraud by a Delaware grand jury.
亨特拜登和他的公司大赚一笔 $11 million over a matter of five years from his work as an attorney and a board member of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma and his work with a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud
The investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes began when his father was still serving as Vice President during the Obama administration.
但在 2018 the inquiry was opened up to include potential tax fraud, money laundering and violations of lobbying laws, after it transpired the 52-year-old may have used political leverage to influence business deals.
Then in October 2020, the New York Post revealed the existence of the now infamous Hunter Biden laptop – a damaged MacBook Pro the President’s son took to a repair shop in Wilmington, 特拉华州, but never retrieved.
多于 20,000 emails have since been recovered from the laptop’s hard drive, which has been obtained by DailyMail.com, that are thought to provide extensive evidence of Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings.
Former Justice Department official Chuck Rosenberg told NBC that Biden’s paying what he owes could be seen as an admission of guilt. Rosenberg said that not paying taxes for many years, rather than one or two, helps establish intent.
Biden has denied any criminal wrongdoing and told CBS News that he is ‘cooperating completely’ with the Delaware investigation.
‘And I’m absolutely certain, 100 percent certain,’ 他说, ‘that at the end of the investigation, I will be cleared of any wrongdoing.’
A Senate report from September 2020 revealed that Hunter Biden raked in $6 million over nine months from his Chinese business dealings including a $5m payment from a Chinese energy company with ties to the Communist party and $1m for work with an associate who was later jailed for bribery.
The Senate report, led by Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, focused on Hunter’s work for Chinese company CEFC China Energy to invest in US energy projects, and said that Hunter Biden had ‘cashed in’ on his name.
CEFC’s founder and former chairman Ye Jianming also gave Hunter a 2.8-carat diamond after a business meeting in Miami.
According to the Senate report Hudson West III, a venture funded by CEFC and its chairman Ye Jianming , 已付 $4,790,375.25 to Owasco P.C. over about one year. Owasco P.C. is controlled by Hunter, according to Washington, 直流. [object Window], though a review of personal and corporate emails reveals little about what business Hunter conducted on behalf of Hudson West, and he hardly mentioned it in his autobiography.
在 2018 Chinese prosecutors accused Ye of ‘economic crimes’ including alleged fraud and bribery, and he has not been seen by the public since.
Expenditures found on his hard drive show that the president’s son was spending an eye-popping $200,000 per month on things like luxury hotel rooms, Porsche payments, dental work and cash withdrawals from February 2017 到十月 2018
According to a report last week Hunter Biden hired Hollywood attorney Kevin Morris to help him pay off a $2 million tax bill — more than double what was previously reported — as he’s being investigated for tax fraud by a Delaware grand jury
还有一个 2017 email sent by Hunter’s business associate James Gilliar said that Hunter would hold 10% of the equity in their multi-million-dollar deal with Chinese government-linked firm CEFC on behalf of ‘the big guy,’ a reported but unconfirmed reference to Joe Biden.
Gilliar wrote: ’10 held by H for the big guy?’
Joe Biden has always insisted he had no involvement in his son’s business dealings, but he was a private citizen at the time of the email.
The grand jury examining Hunter Biden’s tax affairs has heard from a witness who was asked about the identity of ‘the big guy’, mentioned in an email discussing a potential business deal with a Chinese firm.
The question was asked at a secret hearing in Wilmington, 特拉华州 – although what the unidentified witness said in response has not been reported.
Meanwhile from May 2014, a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma Holdings Ltd. was paying Hunter $83,333 a month to sit on its board, invoices on his abandoned laptop show.
猎人, 现在 52, was paid by the Ukrainian company until April 2019.
He stepped down from the company’s board that year as his father’s presidential candidacy gained steam.
Before Joe left office, he was referred to as ‘the big guy’ and described in an email from a Ukrainian executive at Burisma which suggested he’d gotten access to him through Hunter.
One email published by DailyMail.com shows Hunter inviting his Burisma business partners and associates to a 2015 dinner at Washington DC restaurant Café Milano.
In the email he reveals that his father will secretly be joining – and says that the dinner is ‘ostensibly to discuss food security’. The White House at first denied the then-vice president was there, but eventually admitted it when photographs emerged from the event.
Burisma has been accused of bribery and money laundering. 三月 2016 Biden as vice president threatened to withhold $1 billion in aid to Ukraine if the nation did not fire prosecutor Viktor Shokin. Biden says he wanted Shokin out because he was corrupt, Shokin says Biden had him fired because he was looking into corruptio nat Burisma.
在 2020 Ukrainian officials seized $6 million they had allegedly been offered in bribes to end a probe into the founder of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky.