Biden, 52, is believed to have met with Telman Ismailov, 65, on February 17, 2012 at the Moscow headquarters of Ismailov’s AST Group holding company, according to the New York Post.
His father was Vice President of the United States at the time of the meeting, which saw the seedy first son push Ismailov to invest cash in a firm he ran.
The Baku-born businessman was accused of paying $2million in 2017 to have shopping mall owner Vladimir Savkin and auto scion Yury Briley killed on the Novorizhskoye highway in Moscow.
The men were believed to be in a business argument with Ismailov according to Russia’s investigative committee.
Ismailov, who has been granted asylum in Montenegro since February, told Radio Free Europe the charges were ‘a result of political and economic persecution by the Russian Federation.’
Troubled First Son Hunter Biden allegedly met with a Russian oligarch and Putin ally who is now wanted for murder
Biden, 52, is believed to have met with Telman Ismailov, 65 (pictured), on February 17, 2012 at the Moscow headquarters of Ismailov’s AST Group holding company
Ismailov formerly owned and operated a publisher, as well as companies that provided tours and telecoms.
Biden apparently spent two days with Ismailov and other members of the wealthy Russian aristocracy, allegedly as part of discussions involving Biden’s Rosemont Realty investment company.
Hunter met with his father, then Vice President Joe Biden, on February 22, 2012, less than a week after meeting Ismailov and at least three other Putin-aligned oligarchs.
Experts suggest that the likes of Ismailov wanted Hunter Biden to peddle influence for them with his powerful father in exchange for needed funds.
‘The only reason someone – other than a crack dealer or a hooker – would want to meet Hunter Biden is to get to his dad,’ Jim Hanson, president of the Security Studies Group, told The Post. ‘They were selling access, it was their business model. The Biden family was involved in capitalizing on Joe’s political career.’
Biden apparently spent two days with Ismailov and other members of the wealthy Russian aristocracy, allegedly as part of discussions involving Biden’s Rosemont Realty investment company
Experts suggest that the likes of Ismailov wanted Hunter Biden to peddle influence for them with his powerful father in exchange for needed funds
The Baku-born businessman was accused of paying $2million in 2017 to have shopping mall owner Vladimir Savkin and auto scion Yury Briley killed on the Novorizhskoye highway in Moscow. He is pictured with actress Monica Belucci at the launch of a luxury Turkish holiday resort in 2009
It’s far from the first time Biden’s son has been accused of corruption.
Hunter’s firm raked in $11million over a matter of five years from his work as an attorney and a board member of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma and his work with a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud.
The findings raise questions of national security and corruption and also possible legal issues, as some wonder why the president’s son was accepting work with energy firms despite no experience in the field.
Documents indicate that Biden blew through the money even faster than it was coming in– expenditures found on his hard drive show that the president’s son was spending an eye-popping $200,000 per month on things like luxury hotel rooms, Porsche payments, dental work and cash withdrawals from February 2017 to October 2018, according to an analysis of Hunter Biden’s abandoned hard drive by NBC News.
In a February 2017 divorce filing, Biden’s ex-wife Kathleen Buhle’s attorney called the couple’s outstanding debts ‘shocking and overwhelming’ and divulged that they owed $313,000 in back taxes. According to the filing, the couple had bounced checks to their housekeeper and owed money to doctors and therapists.
In his memoir Beautiful Things, Hunter admits that the Burisma money bankrolled his bad habits. He writes the extra cash ‘turned into a major enabler during my steepest skid into addiction’ and ‘hounded me to spend recklessly, dangerously, destructively. Humiliatingly. So I did.’
According to a report last week Hunter Biden hired Hollywood attorney Kevin Morris to help him pay off a $2 million tax bill — more than double what was previously reported — as he’s being investigated for tax fraud by a Delaware grand jury.
Hunter Biden and his firm raked in $11 million over a matter of five years from his work as an attorney and a board member of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma and his work with a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud
The investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes began when his father was still serving as Vice President during the Obama administration.
But in 2018 the inquiry was opened up to include potential tax fraud, money laundering and violations of lobbying laws, after it transpired the 52-year-old may have used political leverage to influence business deals.
Then in October 2020, the New York Post revealed the existence of the now infamous Hunter Biden laptop – a damaged MacBook Pro the President’s son took to a repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware, but never retrieved.
More than 20,000 emails have since been recovered from the laptop’s hard drive, which has been obtained by DailyMail.com, that are thought to provide extensive evidence of Hunter Biden’s shady business dealings.
Former Justice Department official Chuck Rosenberg told NBC that Biden’s paying what he owes could be seen as an admission of guilt. Rosenberg said that not paying taxes for many years, rather than one or two, helps establish intent.
Biden has denied any criminal wrongdoing and told CBS News that he is ‘cooperating completely’ with the Delaware investigation.
‘And I’m absolutely certain, 100 percent certain,’ he said, ‘that at the end of the investigation, I will be cleared of any wrongdoing.’
A Senate report from September 2020 revealed that Hunter Biden raked in $6 million over nine months from his Chinese business dealings including a $5m payment from a Chinese energy company with ties to the Communist party and $1m for work with an associate who was later jailed for bribery.