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Hunter Biden helped Burisma set up an account at the questionable SataBank in Malta

The financial institution was closed following a money laundering investigation involving the Ukrainian company.

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Hunter Biden en 2013 / Wikimedia Commons

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Emails from Hunter Biden's laptop indicate that the president's son helped Burisma executives open an account at a corrupt bank in Malta while he was on the Ukrainian company's board of directors.

According to recently released emails, Hunter Biden sent Burisma board advisor Vadym Pozharskyi several documents that were used to open an account at Satabank. This Maltese bank closed after being investigated for money laundering.

The president's son sent everything from income statements to utility bills and passport details.

"Taking into account that Burisma will be opening an account at the Maltese bank, could you kindly provide us with your latest utility bills and a bank reference?" wrote Pozharskyi to Biden in April 2016.

According to the emails, the then-advisor to the board of the Ukrainian gas company specifically requested that he be sent a "passport copy in color," a "bank statement for the last 3 months," in addition to "a certified declaration of source wealth" and "a certified declaration from a leading European/US Law Firm confirming that he has no pending legal issues with authorities."

During the exchange of messages, Pozharskyi informed Biden that the bank in which they would open the account would be Satabank. This Maltese financial institution was under investigation by Malta's intelligence unit after the authorities were alerted about a suspicious transaction involving the sale of a dismantled oil platform involving Burisma.

According to the Times of Malta, the investigation found "gross deficiencies" in the bank's compliance with money laundering and terrorism laws, and the bank's license was later withdrawn by the European Central Bank. According to the media, hundreds of suspicious transaction reports for more than US$130 million were discovered.