Hunter Biden is in hot water once again after Ukraine announced on Wednesday that it has reopened investigations into Burisma Holdings owner Mykola Zlochevsky.
Zlochevsky hired Hunter Biden and his friend Devin Archer onto the board of the Ukraine energy company in 2014 despite neither being remotely qualified to hold the positions. Hunter was paid more than $80k monthly, amounting to millions every year.
The investigations into Hunter Biden’s old boss focus on tax violations, money-laundering and licences given to Burisma during the period where Zlochevsky was a Ukrainian minister.
Ukraine Prosecutor-General Ryaboshapka said Zlochevsky was now suspected of the “theft of government funds on an especially large scale,” but would not offer more details as to the specifics of the case.
A leaked office from the Prosecutor General’s office, however, shows Zlochevsky is accused of smuggling $33 million out of the Ukrainian Central Bank.
Despite the investigation happening, Ukrainian authorities have been unable to find Hunter Biden’s boss, saying he apparently fled and has gone into hiding.
When Biden was hired on to Burisma Holdings in 2014, the company and its CEO were already under investigation both in Ukraine and in England for corruption. In 2016, when Ukraine ousted its pro-Russia president for one favored by the Obama Administration, the investigation was closed.
Then-Vice President Joe Biden was in charge of United States diplomatic and economic efforts in Ukraine at the same time his son was hired on to the board for the huge sum of money,
VP Biden was even pushing for Ukraine to invest more in its energy market and hire more foreigners to their boards when his son was hired.
Interestingly, Burisma Holdings tried to hire Hunter Biden’s other former businesses partner Chris Heinz. Heinz, who is the stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry, turned the job down out of fear of corruption implications. He also ended his business dealings with Hunter when Hunter accepted the job.