A federal appeals court on Wednesday resumed the fraud conviction of Hunter Biden’s former business partner and reversed a lower court judge who granted his retrial motion.
Hunter Biden was not involved in the scheme that defrauded the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe from the proceeds of the sale of bonds. However, the venture was carried out under the auspices of a broader corporation that included Hunter Biden, and the perpetrators relied on his name to bolster their legitimacy. This is evident from statements and a presentation by a consultant presented to the court. A lawyer for Hunter Biden has said His name was called without his knowledge and he cut ties with the perpetrators when he learned of their misconduct.
Devon Archer, whose conviction was restored by Wednesday’s decision, had teamed up with Hunter Biden of Rosemont Seneca, a Washington-based investment firm. As of 2014, the couple served together on the board of directors of Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company charged with corruption, while his father oversaw US policy towards Ukraine. Hunter Biden has called his decision to take the seat on the board a “mistake” while Joe Biden defended the decision, saying, “My son did nothing wrong.”