A business partner of Hunter Biden, the son of Democrat Joe Biden, reportedly warned him in a 2017 email that he did not disclose $400,000 in income that he made from the Ukrainian gas company Burisma.
“The message from Eric Schwerin, then president of Rosemont Seneca Partners, says Hunter Biden would need to ‘amend’ his 2014 returns to reflect the ‘unreported’ income, according to the copy of the email,” NBC News reported. “The email was made available by Rudy Giuliani’s attorney Robert Costello. Costello has said he was given a copy of one of Hunter Biden’s hard drives from the owner of a computer repair shop in Delaware.”
This development comes after news broke this week that Hunter Biden is under federal criminal investigation for matters related to his taxes and foreign business dealings.
The email, dated January 16, 2017, stated: “In 2014 you joined the Burisma board and we still need to amend your 2014 returns to reflect the unreported Burisma income.”
“The email goes on to note that Hunter Biden, who is now the subject of a federal tax probe, netted more than $1.2 million for the year,” NBC News added. “The earnings include the $400,000 from Burisma as well as income from Rosemont Seneca Advisors and a legal firm.”
Hunter Biden claimed in a statement that the federal criminal investigation that he is facing was a tax investigation from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware. However, Politico reported that there is a lot more going on than just the problems that Hunter Biden is facing out of U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware.
“In addition to Delaware, the securities fraud unit in the Southern District of New York also scrutinized Hunter Biden’s finances, according to the person with direct knowledge of the investigation,” Politico reported. “The person said that, as of early last year, investigators in Delaware and Washington were also probing potential money laundering and Hunter Biden’s foreign ties.”
CNN reported that authorities were investigating “multiple financial issues” including whether Hunter Biden “violated tax and money laundering laws in business dealings in foreign countries, principally China.” The criminal investigation into Hunter Biden began before William Barr became Attorney General of the United States.
Politico’s report also noted that Joe Biden’s brother, James Biden, was caught up in a separate federal criminal investigation.
“In addition to the probe into Hunter Biden, federal authorities in the Western District of Pennsylvania are conducting a criminal investigation of a hospital business in which Joe Biden’s brother James was involved,” the report said. “Federal officials have asked questions about James Biden’s role in the business, according to a second person with direct knowledge of that investigation, who said it remains ongoing.”
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This report has been updated to include additional information.