Hunter Biden received in mid-July a $450,000 tax lien and in only six days he was able to pay it off despite having declared bankruptcy and being unemployed in January of this year.
Earlier this year, Hunter Biden was in litigation with the mother of his baby, an Arkansas stripper, for the payment of the alimony. In response to the court’s claims, Biden said, “I attest that I am unemployed and have had no monthly income since May 2019,” adding “I currently have significant debts in part as a result of obligations arising from my divorce, which was final in April 2017.”
The Washington Free Beacon reported that young Biden owed $238,562 in 2017 state income taxes and $215,328 in 2018 state income taxes, according to the District of Columbia Tax and Revenue Office records. The District of Columbia filed a levy July 9 for $453,890.
However, six days later, on July 15, he was free of any tax debt at the Office of the Financial Director, despite having no reported income.
In 2018 he had already received a tax lien for $112,805, which was resolved in March of this year.
Hunter Biden had already come under heavy criticism for his lucrative jobs at foreign entities. Reportedly being paid more than $50,000 a month on the board of Ukrainian energy giant Burisma and on the board of BHR Partners, a private equity arm of $1.5 billion in Chinese investment. According to Biden’s lawyer, he no longer sits on either board.
In October 2017, Hunter Biden invested $420,000 to acquire a 10 percent equity stake in BHR (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company, a firm founded in 2013 to invest Chinese capital outside China.
In October 2019, George Mesires, the personal lawyer of former President Biden’s son, presented a statement detailing the controversial executive activities carried out by his defendant abroad, where he also said he would renounce all activity.
Reality shows that Hunter Biden is not a family exception. On the contrary, it seems that tax embargoes are a frequent cause of unrest in the Biden family. James Biden, brother of the Democratic candidate, has faced at least five tax liens against him between 1995 and 2015, including one for $589,095. Frank Biden, another of the candidate’s brothers, has had three income tax liens. Joe’s sister, Valerie Biden, and her husband, John Owens, have faced five liens since 1990.
Hunter Biden’s ex-wife, Kathleen Biden, said in a 2017 divorce filing, “Mr. Biden has created financial concerns for the family by spending extravagantly on his own interests (including drugs, alcohol, prostitutes, strip clubs, and gifts for women with whom he has sexual relations) while leaving the family with no funds to pay legitimate bills,” as reported by ApNews.
She also added that the family’s debts were “shocking and overwhelming,” including a $313,000 tax delinquency, maxed out credit cards, unpaid medical bills, and bad checks to housekeepers.