Hunter Biden and the Ukrainian gas giant Burisma were involved in setting up an account with a foreign bank that was later closed down due to money laundering investigations, according to a report from the New York Post. While his father was serving as vice president, Hunter Biden was granted a seat on Burisma’s board despite a lack of qualifications. Burisma allegedly set Biden up with a bank account in Malta with a bank that later closed following a financial crimes probe, emails show.
Emails obtained from Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop revealed that he provided income statements, passport details and even utility bills to Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi in order to set up an account with the now-defunct Satabank in 2016.
“Dear colleagues, Hope, all is well. Taking into account that Burisma will be opening an account at the Maltese bank, could you kindly provide us with your latest utility bills and a bank reference?” Pozharskyi wrote in an email addressed to Hunter, his longtime business partner and fellow Burisma board member Devon Archer, and others on April 24, 2016.
“We are working on this – I was traveling with my Dad and had my passport abroad last week,” Hunter wrote back on May 3.
The Satabank emails were first reported by independent journalist KanekoaTheGreat on Substack.
In order to set up the account, Hunter was asked to provide a “certified declaration of source wealth,” have it notarized, and then sent to an auction house in Malta.
A few years later in 2020, the auctioneer, Pierre Pillow, and his company PGP Trading Limited, were charged in 2020 with laundering “millions of euros,”.
The investigation was opened after Maltese prosecutors were tipped off by a suspicious transaction involving the sale of a disassembled oil rig involving Burisma. The case later revealed that Burisma owner Mykola Zolchevsky had rented Pillow’s apartment in Ta’ Xbiex, Malta, in 2014 while he was applying for citizenship in the country, according to a report from the Times of Malta.
Pillow was never convicted of a crime while his attorney said “due diligence was done and it was approved by a bank,” the outlet reported.
The latest report comes just days after President Biden and his son were credibly accused of receiving a $10 million bribe in a quid pro quo agreement to have Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma, fired.
Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky has been identified as the foreign national who unveiled the alleged scheme. Zlochevsky allegedly told the FBI informant “it would take 10 years” for investigators “to find out the payments made to the Bidens because of how many bank accounts there were,” U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) said in a press conference last week.