Ukraine Money Laundering Scheme Emerges with Links to Hunter Biden & Burisma
Evidence of possible Obama-era international money laundering operation has emerged
Evidence has emerged that links Hunter Biden and his former Ukrainian energy company Burisma to a possible Obama-ara international money laundering scheme, according to reports.
On Thursday night, TV host Glenn Beck laid out the details linking Hunter, and his then-vice president father Joe Biden, to an alleged illegal operation in Ukraine.
Beck revealed a paper trail that shows $1.8 million in U.S. taxpayer money that was sent to Ukraine during the Obama administration that remains completely unaccounted for.
According to the links revealed by Beck, the evidence raises the question: Why hasn't Congress launched an investigation into how those funds were spent?
In 2014, $23 million was sent via wire transfer by the head of Burisma, Mykola Zlochevsky, to a bank in London, Beck explained.
British authorities reportedly froze the accounts immediately and began tracing the funds back to their origins.
According to Beck, the evidence suggests that the money had been laundered through the minimally regulated Latvian banking system, and transferred into an array of shell companies.
"Not only did Biden not seem to care about his new company being investigated for stealing and laundering money," Beck said, "he also apparently didn't mind that the primary owner of Burisma [Valeriyovych Kolomoyski] was on a U.S. Visa ban list for - get this: murders and beheadings."
A few weeks after Burisma was implicated in a money-laundering ring, Hunter Biden became a board member.
A few months later, then-Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied for $1.8 billion to be delivered into PrivatBank.
PrivatBank was owned by Kolomoyski and became Ukraine's state bank.
That $1.8 billion is still missing and could have gone anywhere — possibly into Kolomoisky's own pocket, or possibly spent in whole or in part to bankroll Ukraine's war with Russia, given that the oligarch was known for "bankrolling" the conflict.
But if the funds were used to fund a war with Russia, those taxpayer dollars were not authorized by Congress.
The International Monetary Fund has also been investigating corruption and money laundering in Ukraine, and in 2016, the Ukrainian government finally seized PrivatBank from Kolomoisky for enriching himself off of IMF loans.
On September 10, 2019, the IMF arrived and informed the White House Budget Office that there was an "obligating event" that needed to occur in order for Ukraine to receive further IMF funds.
On Sept. 11, police Special Forces raided PrivatBank, seizing documents and evidence needed to investigate the scheme.
The same day, President Donald Trump released military aid to Ukraine.
"Trump wanted a public announcement of 'investigations' and everyone assumed that he meant an interview on CNN," Beck said.
"I'd say a special forces daylight raid on Ukraine's biggest and most corrupt bank is one hell of a public announcement."