Nothing to see here, America. Move on! Remember, there’s a war in Ukraine. Avert your eyes! Hunter Biden and his dad did nothing wrong. No collusion whatsoever!
Hunter Biden’s close friend and former business partner Devon Archer was sentenced to one year of prison on Monday for his role in a scheme to defraud a Native American tribe of $60 million, according to a report.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Ronnie Abrams also ordered Archer, 47, to forfeit $15,700,513 and pay $43,427,436 in restitution.
Hunter Biden reportedly worked closely with Archer’s company, Burnham Financial Group, during the time of the fraud between 2014 and 2016, according to emails obtained by the outlet.
Archer, along with two other Burnham Financial Group executives, was convicted in 2018 of defrauding the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of bond proceeds, according to the outlet.
Biden was reportedly not implicated in the fraud but had helped to broker an unrelated venture for Durham Financial Group with Chinese firm Bohai Harvest. His lawyer has said he knew nothing about the fraud.
However, it emerged during the trial that Hunter Biden’s name was used in literature promoting the scheme, the outlet reported.
Biden’s lawyer George Mesires claimed, “As soon as Hunter learned of the illegal conduct, and that his name was being used in this unauthorized and inappropriate manner, Hunter took immediate steps to ensure that his business interests would not be associated with the Burnham Group or with any of the defendants.”
Emails showed that Hunter Biden played a pivotal role in brokering the joint venture between the Chinese firm Bohai Harvest and Burnham.
“Henry [Zhao, a Bohai executive] we believe, is still interested in doing the JV [joint venture] deal if a fair evaluation of Burnham can be agreed to and if YOU as a deal maker are inside Burnham,” one of Archer’s business partners, James Bulger wrote to Hunter in October 2014.
Bulger also asked Hunter Biden to tell Zhao that “you look forward to meeting him” in the U.S. and are “very keen on getting the Harvest/Burnham platform set up.”
Emails between Biden and Archer from July 2014 also showed plans for Burnham to buy Hunter Biden’s financial firm Rosemont Seneca, and showed that Biden reported earnings of $166,666 from Burnham on his 2015 tax return.
Weeks after the Bohai-Burnham deal went through in 2016, federal law enforcement questioned Hunter Biden on it, according to a list of “government questions” his lawyer had sent him, including why he was paid $248,000 in “sporadic and varying amounts” through indirect wires to another company.
Archer and Hunter Biden both joined the board of Ukrainian energy firm Burma Holdings in April 2014, as previously reported by Breitbart News. That year, Archer was photographed with then-Vice President Joe Biden in Southhampton, New York.
Wasn’t Donald Trump impeached for a phone call with Ukraine?
Author: Nolan Sheridan