According to emails found on Hunter Biden’s laptop, Burisma Holdings chief Vadym Pozharskyi notified Hunter Biden in 2016 that he would be creating a Maltese bank account for him.
Mykola Zlochevsky, who reportedly paid Hunter and Joe Biden a total of $5 million apiece in a pay-for-play plan, was an acquaintance of Pozharskyi. A letter from an FBI informant, according to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), says that Mykola Zlochevsky reportedly maintained 17 audio recordings of his discussions with them as an “insurance policy.”
According to emails obtained by the organization Marco Polo, Burisma attempted to transfer funds to the Bidens by means of a Maltese bank account that Pozharskyi created for Hunter Biden.
Pozharskyi asked for the paperwork needed to start the account in May 2016 along with a copy of Hunter’s passport, as well as a banking institution reference letter, and an energy bill.
In response to Pozharskyi, Hunter said, “We are currently working on this. I was traveling together with my dad and had my passport outside the country last week.”
When Pozharskyi asked for copies of Hunter’s records in the weeks that followed, Hunter Biden’s assistant Joan Mayer obliged. Mayer also proposed including a letter from Hunter’s legal counsel attesting to his yearly pay.
A Burisma lawyer sent Hunter Biden an email on May 13, 2016, barely one week after Mayer followed up with Pozharskyi regarding the new documents, revealing the Satabank address and fast code.
A few days later, Mayer submitted “Hunter’s tax ID number and signature” to Pozharskyi, who acknowledged receipt with the words: “All received!”
According to a 2019 report from Malta, the bank’s accounts were frozen a year later, and inquiries into alleged unlawful activity-related transactions were launched. According to a report from Malta in 2021, “nearly €11 billion in transactions which passed through the Malta-based Satabank had been identified as suspicious in 2020, auditors EY have stated.”
A $6 million cash bribe associated with Mykola Zlochevsky was recovered by Ukrainian authorities, according to a 2020 New York Post story. “In a case involving the owner of Burisma Holdings, the gas firm that appointed Hunter Biden to its board of trustees, Ukrainian authorities recovered a $6 million cash bribe, the highest in the country’s history,” according to the article.
In 2015, Pozharskyi appeared to have had personal interactions with Hunter and Joe Biden. Hunter Biden was thanked by Pozharskyi through email, along with his business partner Devon Archer, for setting up a private meal with Joe Biden, who was then the vice president, at Cafe Milano in Washington, D.C.