A criminal IRS investigation into Hunter Biden seems to have convened a grand jury in May 2019 according to a subpoena served to JPMorgan Chase bank. The subpoena wanted bank records of James Biden, the president’s brother, Hunter Biden, and some other business associates.
The document wanted information on related transactions between JPMorgan Chase Bank, the correspondent bank, and the Bank of China called the originating bank.
The document names a courtroom in the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building in Wilmington, Delaware, as the place JPMorgan Chase Bank officials were ordered to appear. The document said:
“YOU ARE COMMANDED to appear in this United States district court at the time, date, and place to testify before the court’s grand jury. When you arrive, you must remain at the court until a judge or a court officer allows you to leave.
“You must also bring with you the following documents, electronically stored information, or objects..
“PRODUCE THE FOLLOWING: All records, documents, and accounts pertaining to all financial/banking transactions with the following known name(s), and/or accounts.
“However, when conducting your search, please do not limit your scope to only the known account(s) listed below; unknown, associated, signatory, or closed accounts are also requested.”
The specific individuals named by the subpoena are Robert Hunter Biden, James Biden, Devon Archer, and Eric Schwerin.
Business names listed out by the subpoena are: Owasco, Skaneateles, RSP Holdings, RSP Investments, RSTP II Alpha, RSTP II Bravo, Seneca Global Advisors, Aqaba International, Rosemont Seneca, Burisma Holdings, Bohai Harvest RST Shanghai Equity, Robinson Walker, Hudson West, European Energy and Infras Group Limited, Bladen Enterprises Limited.
The document specifically states multiple times: “Do not disclose the existence of this subpoena to the individual or any third party.”
An accompanying letter David C. Weiss, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, to JPMorgan Chase Bank officials specifies that federal law “makes it a federal crime for ‘an officer of a financial institution’ to notify either ‘directly or indirectly….
(A) a customer of that financial institution whose records are sought by a grand jury subpoena; or (B) any other person named in that subpoena about the existence or contents of that subpoena or information that has been furnished to the grand jury in response to that subpoena [.]’”
Hunter Biden revealed in a statement in December, 2020, just following the presidential election, that he was under federal investigation for possible tax fraud.
At the time it was reported by Fox News and CNN that the investigation began in 2018 and was looking into whether Hunter and his business associates violated tax and money laundering laws.
Reporting by CNN at the time said the probe was focused on Hunter’s engagements in China and other countries and transactions with “people who posed counterintelligence concerns.”