Hunter Biden Under Investigation for Money Laundering, Tax Evasion, FARA Violations: NYT

Democrat President Joe Biden’s son Hunter is reportedly under investigation for money laundering, tax evasion, and possible FARA violations, according to The New York Times.

A bombshell new report, from liberal NYT journalist Scott Stedman, reveals multiple serious crimes that Hunter Biden is allegedly being investigated for.

“Over the last two years, federal prosecutors in Delaware have issued scores of subpoenas for documents related to Hunter Biden’s foreign work and for bank accounts linked to him and his associates”

“Prosecutors had investigated payments and gifts Mr. Biden or his associates had received from foreign interests, including a vehicle paid for using funds from a company associated with a Kazakh oligarch and a diamond from a Chinese energy tycoon.”

“The potential crimes under investigation appear to be money laundering, tax evasion, and FARA.

“That’s a wide-ranging probe.”

Within DOJ, there is a “debate…over whether the available evidence proves that Mr. Biden intended to violate FARA, which the government must prove in order to secure a criminal conviction,” the report notes

The New York Times reported:

“The investigation, which began as a tax inquiry under the Obama administration, widened in 2018 to include possible criminal violations of tax laws, as well as foreign lobbying and money laundering rules, according to the people familiar with the inquiry.

“But prosecutors face a number of hurdles to bringing criminal charges, the people familiar with the investigation said, including proving that Mr. Biden intentionally violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA, which requires disclosure to the Justice Department of lobbying or public relations assistance on behalf of foreign clients.”

From The Daily Mail:

Details surrounding the criminal probe have been kept under wraps and it is unknown if Biden is the sole focus of the investigation or if he is among a group of people or businesses under scrutiny.

Prosecutors have asked about possible violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) by Blue Star Strategies, a Washington consulting firm that worked with for Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings in a deal Biden allegedly helped broker.

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Officials are trying to determine if Biden should have registered under FARA on behalf of Burisma.  

Investigators analyzed emails between Biden and his business partner, Devon Archer, and others about the company and its dealings.

In one email to Archer, dated April 2014, Biden suggested he was familiar with FARA and wanted to avoid triggering any violations.

He allegedly mentioned that his father, then-vice president, would be announcing a trip to Ukraine, writing that the announcement ‘could be a really good thing or it could end up creating too great an expectation. We need to temper expectations regarding that visit.’

Biden did not specifically name his father, but instead referred to him as ‘my guy’.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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