(RightWing.org) – There was outrage last week after President Biden’s son Hunter struck a plea bargain that will probably let him off with probation despite pleading guilty to two serious tax offenses and a firearms charge. Now, another disturbing fact has come to light. Investigators have unearthed another foreign bank account linked to Hunter Biden.
— Wendell Husebø (@WendellHusebo) June 18, 2023
In 2014, Hunter Biden joined the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian company that controls several energy companies. Officially, he was hired to improve Burisma’s corporate governance, but there are long-running suspicions that he was actually being paid for access to his father, who was then vice president. At the time, even Democrats thought it looked bad, but Hunter worked for Burisma for five years and was paid up to $50,000 a month.
Now Marco Polo, a nonprofit that focuses on investigating political corruption, has uncovered emails on Hunter’s laptop suggesting that in 2016 a Burisma executive, Vadym Pozharskyi, set up a bank account in Malta for Hunter. Pozharskyi is an associate of Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky; Hunter and his father allegedly got $5 million each from Zlochevsky. Emails between Pozharskyi and Hunter suggest Burisma planned to use the account to send more money to the Bidens.
It’s unclear if any money was actually sent. Although the account with Satabank was set up in 2016 — emails detail the process, with Pozharskyi asking Hunter for his passport and other documents needed to open it — in 2017, Maltese money laundering investigators started probing the bank and its over $11 billion in suspicious transactions; two years later it was shut down, and all accounts closed.
This new discovery should raise even more questions about Hunter Biden and his foreign business deals, but it now seems Hunter is untouchable. He’s admitted to two tax offenses that, according to federal law, are felonies carrying a five-year jail term. Instead, his plea bargain downgrades them to misdemeanors, and prosecutors are recommending he gets probation. Meanwhile, his firearms offense — lying about his drug use while buying a handgun — has simply been ignored. It seems unlikely he’ll face any consequences for his Maltese bank account, either.
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