Hunter Biden Moves into Lavish $5.4 Million Mansion in Los Angeles
Joe Biden's son moves to new home, despite federal investigation into his business deals
Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, has moved into a lavish $5.4 million canal-side mansion in an exclusive neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
Hunter is now living with his family in the three-story property in Venice where they are now under taxpayer-funded 24-hour Secret Service protection.
Biden is reportedly paying $25,000 a month to rent the luxury property owned by Sweetgreen co-founder and CEO Jonathan Neman.
It appears Hunter Biden is now moving up in the world, despite being the "target" of a federal criminal investigation over his shady Chinese business dealings.
As Neon Nettle reported in December, the Biden team was forced to admit that Hunter was at the center of an international money laundering and tax evasion probe.
However, Hunter has some fresh cash to help pay for the pricey rental after announcing the release of his new book titled: "Beautiful Things: A Memoir."
Before his father took office, Hunter and his family had been keeping a low profile during the pandemic and had been cooped up in their former home, a rented luxury $3.8million three-bed pad perched on the Hollywood Hills, according to The Daily Mail.
It's understood Hunter was paying $12,000 a month for the mid-century modern 2,000 sq ft house with stunning views and a swimming pool.
But it's likely he and his wife wanted more space to raise their son Beau and sought out something bigger.
However, Hunter's arrival has certainly attracted the attention of residents in the small, quiet community just one block from the beach.
His Secret Service detail is staged in a parking lot not far from the home and several blacked-out SUVs and other government vehicles have been seen coming and going.
A government vehicle is also parked directly in front of the property with two agents sat inside.
One Venice local said: "Hunter's arrival has certainly caused a stir on the canals."
"They're driving around in these huge blacked-out GMCs, they look like they mean business."
Ricky Otterstrom, senior vice president of Ryker Flint, a commercial real estate brokerage, has lived in Venice Beach for 15 years, told the Mail: "I see Hunter Biden's secret service parked out front of his house every morning when I walk to the beach to surf.
"They are there 24/7 which is a plus for us here on the Venice Canals.
"We need the extra security considering the amount of crime we have.
"Interestingly the homeless people who were living up along the street he now lives on are gone.
"It could be a coincidence or the city had them removed because of Hunter."
Hunter had been laying low after becoming embroiled in controversy during the lead up to the 2020 presidential election when a laptop hard drive that reportedly belonged to him fell into the hands of Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
The hard drive was allegedly packed with information that many thought would jeopardize his father's chances of winning the presidency.
The contents of the laptop were handed to the New York Post - including an infamous image of Hunter with an apparent crack pipe, as well as evidence of $21,000 of payments to a "live cam" site and tens of thousands of dollars spent at a strip club.
Hunter was also revealed in emails to have allegedly been planning a Chinese deal which mentioned "10 [percent] for the big guy," which his business partner confirmed was Joe Biden.
Of course, Hunter's dad is now in the White House and he will ensure everything is done to protect his often errant son.
Despite the Biden presidency, it's understood federal authorities are actively investigating Hunter's business dealings, however, principally with China.