Ukrainian officials received a $ 6 million cash bribe – the largest in the country’s history – in a case linked to the founder of the gas company Burisma Holdings, which featured Hunter Biden on the board of trustees.
Bribery case has no connection with the son of Vice President of Ukraine Joe Biden detectives said Saturday at a press conference describing the program.
According to Kyiv Post, millions in US $ 100 bills wrapped in rubber bands and held in transparent plastic bags are designed as payments to two top officials on fighting corruption. Three people were detained, including a current and former tax officer.
Suspects, all partners of former ecology minister Mykola Zlochevsky, are alleged to have used the money as a bribe to stop the state investigation of an embezzlement conspiracy that pushed Zlochevsky into exile.
Zlochevsky, the victim of Ukraine’s scandal, former President Viktor Yanukovych, is the founder of Burisma, who was at the center of the accusation against President Donald Trump earlier this year.
It is also understood during an ongoing Senate investigation into whether Hunter Biden benefited from his father’s foreign policy role during the Obama administration. Joe Biden was responsible for US policy in Ukraine at the time his son was hired to sit on Burisma’s board of directors.
“Let’s put an end to this once and for all. Biden Jr. and Biden Sr. they are not involved in this case. Nazar Kholodnytsky, head of prosecution’s anti-corruption investigation, Said saturday.