Hunter Biden’s salary in Ukraine slashed – after Joe Biden left
The Ukrainian energy company that paid President Biden’s son Hunter $ 1 million a year cut his monthly pay in half two months after his father quit being a vice president.
As of May 2014, Burisma Holdings Ltd. was paying Hunter $ 83,333 a month to sit on his board, bills on his abandoned laptop.
But in an email from March 19, 2017, Burisma executive Vadym Pozharskyi asked Hunter to sign a new director agreement and informed him that “the only thing that has been changed is the rate of pay. “.
“We are very interested in working closely together, and the compensation is always the highest in the company and above the usual monthly directors fees. I am sure you will find it both fair and reasonable. “
After the email was sent, the amount on Hunter’s Burisma monthly invoices was reduced to $ 41,500, as of May 2017. The amount was paid in Euros, at the rate between 35,000 and 36,100 euros per month, depending on currency fluctuations at the time.
No reason is given for the reduction in salary. The only change in circumstance seems to be that Hunter’s father was no longer in office.
In 2016, Hunter’s total income from Burisma was $ 999,996. In 2017, it fell to $ 665,000, then to $ 498,000 in 2018.
Hunter resigned from Burisma’s board in April 2019, according to his lawyer George Mesires, after his controversial business relationship hampered his father’s presidential campaign.
Burisma’s invoices and emails were among thousands of documents on the water damaged Macbook Hunter, left in a Delaware repair shop in April 2019 and then failed to collect or pay the repair invoice.
Documents on the laptop also show that Hunter invited Pozharskyi to meet then-Vice President Biden at a dinner in Washington DC in April 2015.
In December 2015, Biden flew to Kiev and armed the Ukrainian government to fire its chief prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma at the time, including seizing four large houses and a Rolls-Royce Phantom. owned by the owner of the company Mykola Zlochevsky. .
Three months later, Shokin was forced to step down and nine months later all lawsuits against Burisma were dropped. Joe Biden has said in the past that Shokin isn’t doing enough to fight corruption and that the push has nothing to do with Hunter’s position.
In a 2018 speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, VPBiden boasted of threatening to withhold $ 1 billion in US loan guarantees for Ukraine unless Shokin was sacked.
“I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the attorney isn’t fired, you don’t get the money. Well, son of a bitch. He was fired, ”he said.