- Investigators found payments from Hunter and his companies to a suspected ‘Eastern European prostitution ring,’ DailyMail.com can reveal
- Those associated with the ring included women with Russian passports and a China-based company to which money was funneled
- DailyMail.com has previously reported documents, texts and video showing Hunter spent a staggering $30,000 on escorts in just five months
Bank investigators suspected Hunter Biden was associated with a ‘sex trafficking ring’ and falsified checks to pay prostitutes, Treasury documents reveal.
Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) reviewed by DailyMail.com show the First Son’s accounts were being monitored as late as December 2019, after investigators found payments from Hunter and his companies to a suspected ‘Eastern European prostitution ring’.
A previously unreported document, filed to the Department of the Treasury on December 17, 2019 by financial crime investigators at Wells Fargo, picked out 25 individuals linked to the suspected ring and almost $7million of suspicious transactions, some of which included checks from Hunter that they believed may have been falsified to hide his payments to hookers from his business account.
The report, shown to DailyMail.com by a confidential source, said ‘Biden has sent money to individuals who may be part of an Eastern European prostitution ring’, and that investigators were monitoring ‘several [Wells Fargo] customers suspected of participating in a sex trafficking ring associated with Biden’.
Others associated with the ring included women with Russian passports and a China-based company to which money was funneled.
Transactions flagged in an SAR do not necessarily prove any wrongdoing or illegal activity, but are filed to the Treasury when investigators at a bank notice suspicious behavior by customers.
DailyMail.com has previously reported documents, texts and video showing Hunter spent a staggering $30,000 on escorts in just five months – including transactions documented in other SARs filed by banks to the Treasury.
This new document flagged potentially even greater sums spent on drugs and prostitutes.
The SAR tracked $1,162,732 sent to Hunter’s company Owasco from his business partner and Biden family friend, Rob Walker, a former Clinton administration official.
Walker partnered with the First Son in several of his shady overseas deals currently under criminal investigation, including a multi-million-dollar energy joint venture with Chinese government-linked company CEFC.
The Wells Fargo investigators said Hunter withdrew $105,492 in cash from Owasco and $263,978 from his personal accounts between February and November 2017 across nine states – and even made some withdrawals in Monaco.
‘These cash withdrawals were conducted during a time period during which Biden publicly admits to heavy usage of drugs and prostitutes,’ the SAR said.
The Treasury documents also said Hunter made nine ‘peer-to-peer transfers’ – such as Zelle – totaling $30,900, including to a female friend of Hunter’s in her 30s previously linked to a ‘sex trafficking ring’ in other Treasury reports.
DailyMail.com has chosen not to name this woman.
Photos on Hunter’s laptop dated September 2018 show him topless, biting the woman’s ear, and pulling on her hair while she kneels on a bed at a Los Angeles AirBnB.
It appears Hunter’s sister-in-law and former lover Hallie Biden spent time with the woman, as they are pictured together in a September 2017 selfie also on the First Son’s abandoned laptop.
A report from several years ago in a Nevada local paper said the woman was arrested after her boyfriend’s toddler was found wandering their neighborhood.
She and her boyfriend had been arrested for methamphetamine possession days earlier and released on bail, the article said.
It has now been taken down by the paper’s website.
The Treasury document said Hunter’s ‘high volumes of cash transactions’ were potentially linked to ‘prostitution and or drugs’.
‘Wells Fargo’s financial crimes investigations conducted a continued review of customer Robert Hunter Biden as well as several related customers for funds derived from unknown sources, the unusual movement of funds, and unusually high volumes of cash transactions that appeared related to prostitution and or drugs,’ the investigators’ report said.
‘This investigation observed that Biden and related business accounts received unknown sources of funds, which funded cash withdrawals, outgoing transfers, and outgoing checks that appeared to be needlessly split into smaller amounts for no clear economic purpose.
‘The overall activity appeared related to prostitution or drugs. The review also found that several customers suspected of participating in a sex trafficking ring associated with Biden continued to have what appeared to be an unusual movement of funds in their accounts.’
Wells Fargo Financial Crime Investigators (FCI) who wrote the SAR pointed to suspicious checks Hunter wrote from his business account that they believed could be used to conceal payments to prostitutes.
‘Between October 15, 2014 and April 22, 2015, Owasco issued 13 business checks to Biden totaling $58,432 that appeared unusual in nature,’ the report said.
‘Specifically, Owasco issued multiple checks on the same or consecutive days that appeared to be for the same purpose. For example, on March 15 and March 16, 2015, Owasco issued three checks of $2,488, $5,000 and $5,000 to Biden, and each check had the notation ‘pay period 3/1 – 3/15’.
‘FCI was unable to determine a legitimate economic purpose for splitting checks into smaller amounts in this manner, which could be for the purposes of deception or concealment.’
The Wells Fargo investigators traced payments to suspected members of the prostitution ring back to a Hong Kong company.
One suspected member Hunter sent money to was Ekaterina Pitula, the 39-year-old Russian owner of an Irvine, California, retail store Victoria Rossi, the SAR said.
In 2019, Investigators spotted 25 cash deposits by Pitula totaling $18,728 in her personal and business accounts, which were then wired to a Chinese account of a company called HECNY International Ltd, to another woman’s account in Russia, and to a man in Ukraine.
‘Due to the unknown sources of funds, the unusual movements of funds, and a past history of transactions that appeared to be related to sex trafficking, FCI deems this activity to be suspicious,’ the report said.
DailyMail.com has previously published texts from Hunter’s iPhone showing he wrote checks disguised as medical services to escorts supplied by New York-based Ekaterina Moreva, whose website offered a ‘girlfriend experience’ with escorts as young as 20.
Videos and pictures from Hunter’s laptop show he hired women via Moreva then helped transport them over state lines for a debauched night with him – a potential federal offense.
Moreva was named in other SAR documents leaked by Marco Polo that tracked her as part of a suspected sex trafficking ring.
The new SAR obtained by DailyMail.com was not from the right wing nonprofit.
Some of Hunter’s hooker payments came just hours after he received thousands of dollars from his father.
Texts from January 2019 revealed by the Washington Examiner last June show Joe Biden sent Hunter $5,000 just hours before he got into a dispute with a prostitute he claimed he paid $10,000.
Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer announced earlier this month he is investigating Hunter’s alleged links with sex trafficking rings – including demanding records from the Department of Justice.
‘The Committee on Oversight and Accountability continues to investigate whether the Department of Justice (DOJ or Department) is upholding the rights of victims who were sexually exploited by Robert Hunter Biden (Hunter Biden),’ Comer wrote in a letter to the DoJ on September 8.
‘These women may be victims under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act and may also be afforded mandatory restitution pursuant to the Mandatory Victim Restitution Act.’
IRS whistleblower Joseph Ziegler, who ran a five-year investigation into Hunter’s alleged tax crimes, told Congress that he saw evidence the First Son even tried to deduct payments to sex workers on his tax returns.
Documents provided by Ziegler and released by the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday show federal investigators interviewed a sex worker called ‘Gulnora’, who told them that she was paid for ‘an escort job with Robert Hunter Biden’.
Gulnora told IRS agents Hunter bragged that his father was Vice President and ‘showed her a picture of his father with President Barack Obama’, according to a redacted interview transcript published by the committee.
On April 27, 2021, Ziegler interviewed Hunter’s accountant, Jeffrey Gelfound, who said that Hunter got him to claim at least $4,200 of payments to Gulnora as business expenses, another transcript shows.
The sex worker is likely Gulnora Djamalitdinova, to whom Hunter wired $25,000 during a hooker and drug-fueled binge at a Los Angeles hotel in May 2018, DailyMail.com has previously reported.
California business records show that a woman by the same name ran a Los Angeles-based company, Emerald Fantasy Girls Inc., which registered as a ‘nonprofit’ before it was shut down in April 2018.
Djamalitdinova was also charged in 2019 with prostitution and escorting without a permit, and in 2016 for dealing cannabis, according to Los Angeles Superior Court records. Both charges were dropped as part of plea deals.
Hunter paid Djamalitdinova while staying in a $470-per-night room at the Jeremy Hotel in West Hollywood.
His binge only ended on May 24, 2018 when then-recently retired LA Secret Service chief Robert Savage texted him threatening to break into the room, telling him that ‘DC is calling me every 10’ and that he was working on ‘Celtic’s account’ – the Secret Service codename for Joe Biden when he was Vice President.
Savage has denied having any involvement with Hunter, and the Secret Service say that they were not providing any protections for the Bidens at the time.