Hunter Biden Denies Ukraine Money Laundering Allegations
by Tyler Durden
Update: Biden has denied the allegations against him and asked the court to strike the filing from the record, claiming the allegations were improperly filed, and may constitute “redundant, immaterial, impertinent or scandalous” material, and that it was a “scheme by a non-party simply to make scandalous allegations in the pending suit to gain some quick media attention.”
Biden also asked for attorney’s fees and costs to address the allegations.
Judge Don McSpadden only agreed that it was improperly filed, striking the evidence on a technicality “as it was not filed in any acceptable manner to this court.”
It is unclear whether it may be re-filed pursuant to (Ark R. Civ. P. 24).
A new filing in an Arkansas lawsuit against Hunter Biden claims that the former Vice President’s son “is the subject of more than one (1) criminal investigation involving fraud, money laundering and a counterfeiting scheme.”
Filed by private investigator Dominic Casey of D&A Investigations on behalf of Lunden Alexis Roberts – with whom Hunter fathered a child, Monday’s “Notice of Fraud and Counterfeiting and Production of Evidence” alleges that Hunter Biden and associates Devon Archer and John Kerry stepson Christopher Heinz engaged in a money laundering scheme which accumulated over $156 million between March 2014 and December 2015.
According to the document, Biden, Archer and Heinz became directors of consulting firm Rosemont Seneca Bohai, LLC in order to “conceal their family members ownership,” establishing financial accounts at Morgan Stanley and China Bank, the latter of which was used in a money laundering scheme.
The filing also says that “Family members of DEFENDANT Robert Hunter Biden, Devon Archer and Christopher Heinz are business partners of Serhiy Leshchenko and Mykola Zlochevesky in the Ukraine, and are currently under investigation for their part in the counterfeiting scheme.“
Of note, Leshchenko is a former Ukrainian parliamentarian who made headlines in August 2016 for helping to leak the so-called “black ledger” that resulted in the firing of then-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort – the supposedly ‘debunked’ Ukraine meddling detailed in a November, 2017 Politico article. Notably, following an outreach to the Ukrainian embassy by Democratic operative Alexandra Chalupa, Artem Sytnyk, Ukraine’s Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine and Leshchenko released the “black ledger” containing off-book payments to Manafort. In December of 2018, a Ukrainian court ruled that Sytnyk and Leshchenko “acted illegally” by releasing Manafort’s name – a conviction which was later overturned on a technicality.
Zlochevsky, meanwhile, is the owner of Burisma.