The FBI’s long-running investigation into the alleged corrupt dealings of Joe and Hunter Biden over Ukrainian gas company Burisma is now focusing on a Maltese account belonging to the father-son duo that shut down after a financial crimes probe.
Bombshell emails obtained from Hunter Biden’s laptop show he gave income statements, passport details, and even utility bills to Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi to help set up the account at the now-defunct SataBank in Malta.
The revelation is the latest to come out of the probe by Republican Senators Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley, who have been investigating Hunter and Burisma since 2017.
This month the lawmakers revealed that a longstanding FBI informant said Burisma owner Mykola Zlochevsky had sent $10 million to Hunter and his father using a complex web of offshore transactions.
The emails show that Hunter was asked to provide “a certified declaration of source wealth”, notarize them with a lawyer, and send them to the owner of an auction house in Malta—Pierre Pillow and his company PGP Trading Limited.
Pillow and PGP Trading were charged in 2020 with money laundering after allegedly receiving ‘millions of euro’—but Pillow pleaded not guilty to the money laundering charges. His attorney Giannella de Marco told the judge that police ‘did not even do the basic investigations’ and that ‘due diligence was done and it was approved by a bank.’
The emails from Pozharskyi tie Hunter directly to Satabank, which was shut down in 2018 after an investigation by the Maltese anti-money laundering agency the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU). The FIAU found ‘gross deficiencies’ in the bank’s adherence to the country’s anti-laundering and terror financing laws. Maltese prosecutors had been tipped off to Pillow’s involvement by a suspicious transaction related to Burisma and an oil rig.
Hunter’s link to a bank and overseas auctioneer accused of money laundering comes after the FBI revealed to congressional members that an informant told them of an alleged $10 million money laundering and bribery scheme that involved Joe and Hunter in 2020. The document, dated June 30, 2020, by an unnamed FBI informant—which Republican Senator Chuck Grassley said he had seen in its mostly unredacted form—interesting supposedly detailed Zlochevsky’s claims about a network of bank accounts that would take “10 years” to unravel.
It is believed the payment was a bribe to halt an investigation of Burisma by Ukrainian prosecutor Viktor Shokin, and to facilitate the gas company’s favorable treatment.
Senator Johnson said the FBI now has serious questions to answer.
‘No one should find this latest revelation surprising,’ he told DailyMail.com. ‘The Bidens knew exactly the type of people they needed to deal with – alleged money launderers like Patrick Ho, Mykola Zlochevsky, and now, allegedly, Mr. Pillow. The question now is what did the FBI know, when did they know it, and what did they do about it?’ As the probe into the former Vice President and his son continues, many questions still remain over the alleged corrupt dealings with Burisma and the millions that passed through many accounts in multiple countries.
For now, the FBI has yet to comment on the revelations that have come to light in recent weeks.