Hunter Biden’s financial dealings and overseas exploits exposed on the notorious laptop exposed by The Post can be used in the tax crimes case reported against him by prosecutors.
When federal authorities launched the investigation in 2018, investigators were initially investigating whether Hunter and his partners had violated various tax and money laundering laws in their dealings in China and other foreign countries.
While it’s unclear exactly what evidence the feds have, the abuses of President Biden’s 52-year-old son are also covered by the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
Emails and other records relating to various overseas deals that point to Hunter’s father’s plan to sell his influence to American enemies for millions of dollars came to light when they were discovered on his abandoned laptop.
A look at the laptop descriptions that might come back to bite Hunter Biden
10% off the “big man” deal
As the emails show, Hunter and his associates are co-founders of CEFC China Energy Co., a Chinese energy company, including one who listed a potential outage for then-vice president Joe Biden.
An email sent to Hunter on May 13, 2017 by one of his business partners, James Gilliar, outlined “remuneration packages” for six people involved in an obscure business venture with the Chinese conglomerate.
The plan included Hunter’s bid for a 10% stake in the “big man”—a reference Hunter’s former business partner, US Navy veteran Tony Bobulinksi has claimed, has since been referring to Joe Biden.
Described as “President/Vice President under agreement with CEFC,” Hunter has fixed his salary at “850”, according to the email.
The email also outlined a “temporary agreement” that would allow 80 percent of the shares in the new company to be split equally between the four people. The initials of the four corresponded to the sender of the email and the three recipients – the “H” apparently referred to Hunter.
$10 million for “promotions only”
Hunter also sent an email on August 2, 2017, regarding his agreement with CEFC chairman Ye Jianming, who has since disappeared, over the 50/50 split ownership of a holding company that is expected to generate over $10 million in annual revenue. For Biden’s son.
He wrote that Ye, who has not been seen since being detained by Chinese authorities in 2018, has agreed to a three-year consulting contract with the CEFC that will pay Hunter a hefty annual sum “for promotions only”.
“President, we changed this agreement after me.
“Consulting fees are part of our revenue stream, but the reason the president’s proposal was so much more interesting to me and my family was that we would also be partners. [sic] Equity and profits of JVs [joint venture’s] investments.”
The emails were sent by Hunter to Gongwen Dong, CFO of Hong Kong-based investment firm Kam Fei Group.
$1 million stopper
An “Attorney Engagement Letter” signed in September 2017 was also uncovered from the laptop promising Hunter a $1 million salary.
Former Hong Kong government official Chi Ping Patrick Ho, one of Ye’s best associates, had offered Hunter a heavy-duty offer of “advice on US law-related matters and advice on the hiring and legal analysis of any US Law Firm or Attorney.”
Ho was later convicted by a Manhattan federal jury in 2018 of two schemes to bribe government officials in Chad and Uganda $3 million. He was eventually sentenced to three years in prison and deported from the US to Hong Kong in 2020.
$1 million a year to sit on a Ukrainian board
Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings Ltd. had paid Hunter $83,333 a month to sit on the board as of May 2014, according to bills on the laptop.
While he was being paid high, Hunter introduced Burisma manager Vadym Pozharskyi to his father, who was then vice president, at a dinner in Washington, DC in April 2015.
Less than a year later, Biden flew to Ukraine to powerfully arm government officials to dismiss a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma at the time.
Biden has said in the past that the prosecutor did not take adequate precautions against corruption and that the crackdown was not related to Hunter’s position.
Then, two months after Biden stopped being vice president, Hunter’s monthly compensation from Burisma was cut in half.
Pozharskyi had reported the cut to Hunter in an email dated March 19, 2017, saying that “the only thing that has changed is the compensation rate.”
The amount listed on Hunter’s Burisma-related invoices was later reduced to $41,500 from May 2017.
A 2.8 carat diamond present
A diamond once given to Hunter by the then-disappearing CEFC chairman Ye Jianming had previously been examined by investigators as part of an ongoing tax investigation, according to a CNN report from 2020.
Emails from Hunter’s laptop indicate that sparkler became a problem during his divorce from his first wife, Kathleen Buhle.
In August 2017, his lawyer demanded evidence “in the safe – accessible only to both parties together” and threatened to seek urgent injunctions “to order Hunter to further distribute his assets, including the diamonds”.
Hunter told The New Yorker that he bought the jewelry from the then CEFC president after a keynote dinner meeting in Miami amid Biden’s divorce.
Buhle had estimated the diamond to be worth $80,000 in court documents, but Hunter put the value closer to $10,000.
Seeking deal with Mexican billionaire
According to the notebook records, Hunter also made potential deals with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim while his father was still in office.
According to her notebook diary, she had an affair with Slim after attending a State Department luncheon where the Mexican boss was also in May 2010.
After that lunch, Hunter made annual trips to Mexico between 2012 and 2015. Furthermore, between 2011 and 2015, Slim’s sons Carlos Jr. and made face-to-face and video conference calls with Tony Slim. The laptop does not spill. shedding light on what can develop from these encounters.
According to the emails on the laptop, Hunter’s uncle Jim had emailed him on May 7, 2015 about a possible deal with Slim and Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), a Mexican state oil and gas company.
“You literally need funding from a few days to a week to get a real deal with Pemex (Carlos Slim),” Jim wrote in the email. “Delivered through the pipeline of seller (refinery / fine) and buyer main (h/ USA) Nothing is simple but it’s very close. As always, the devil is in the details! Any interest in the long skirt part?”
Hunter and his business partner Jeff Cooper were hoping to secure Slim money for Ocho Gaming, an online gaming company, and ePlata, the digital wallet company Cooper runs. Hunter owned a 5.25% stake through his law firm Owasco PC.
$142,000 Fisker sports car inspected
Apart from the evidence found on the laptop, prosecutors are also reportedly investigating Hunter’s purchase of a $142,000 plug-in hybrid sports car from Fisker Karma in 2014.
The Fisker Automotive start-up previously took out a large Obama administration loan to turn an abandoned General Motors factory into a planned family-focused electric vehicle lineup, launched by then-vice president Biden.
But Fisker went bankrupt in 2013 after receiving $192 million in federal loan payments, the Wall Street Journal reported in March.
with ties to the White House and China
Hunter’s business connections commended his relationship with his father, “Government, Treasury,” his relationship with then-Secretary of State John Kerry’s stepson, and his ties to the “highest” in China as he weighed in whether to work with him. Emails unrelated to laptop show on a possible Libya deal in 2015.
The emails obtained by Insider date back to 2015 and refer to Hunter’s assistance in a deal involving billions of Libyan assets frozen by the Obama administration.
In the first email dated January 28, 2015, Democratic donor Sam Jauhari repeatedly referred to Hunter as “son number 2” – a clear reference to Joe Biden’s role as Vice President at the time – and that Hunter was asking for a $2 million salary. stated.
He listed a number of positive aspects of working with Hunter, including his business affiliation, his business relationship with Kerry’s stepson Chris Heinz, and Hunter’s self-proclaimed senior reach in China.
“I met my son number 2 per phone call. It’s asking for a $2 retainer +++ success fee per year. He wants to hire his own employees – it could be close quarters for privacy. His father is deciding whether to run or not.”
“His positive aspects are access to UN World Food Program Head, son number 2 with Libya file, State, Treasury, business partner SofS. [Secretary of State] J. [John] Forbes K [Kerry] Since traveling with his son and father, he’s connected everywhere in Europe and Asia where MQ is. [Muammar Qaddafi] and LIA [Libya Investment Authority] froze the money. He said he had access to the highest level in the PRC. [China]can help there.”
Hunter and Heinz founded Rosemont Seneca Partners, a billion-dollar private equity firm, in 2009. Business deals broke down when Hunter chose to join the Burisma board of directors in 2014.
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