Whitey Bulger’s nephew performed key position in Hunter Biden’s Chinese language enterprise ventures

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James “Whitey” Bulger’s nephew, Jim Bulger, was a enterprise affiliate of Hunter Biden, and based on emails obtained and reviewed by Fox Information Digital, seems to have performed a key position in a variety of his Chinese language enterprise ventures. 

Whitey Bulger was a infamous Boston crime boss, who turned one of many nation’s most-wanted fugitives after fleeing Boston in late 1994. He was captured in 2011. Bulger was serving a life sentence for 11 murders and different crimes when he died in jail in October 2018. 

Along with being Whitey’s nephew, Jim Bulger is the son of William “Billy” Bulger, who served as president of the Massachusetts State Senate for eight years. Billy Bulger was an ally of John Kerry when he served within the Senate. Kerry’s stepson, Christopher Heinz, co-founded Rosemont Seneca with Hunter Biden and Devon Archer.


Jim Bulger served because the chairman of Boston-based Thonrton Group LLC— a agency that joined forces with Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca to launch its joint-venture with Chinese language funding agency Bohai Capital to create BHR Companions. BHR Companions is managed by Financial institution of China Restricted.

James 'Whitey' Bulger mugshot in 2011. 

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger mugshot in 2011.  (Bureau of Prisons/Getty Photos)

Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger, Jr. poses for a mugshot on his arrival at the Federal Penitentiary at Alcatraz on November 16, 1959 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

Boston gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, Jr. poses for a mugshot on his arrival on the Federal Penitentiary at Alcatraz on November 16, 1959 in San Francisco, California. (Photograph by Donaldson Assortment/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Photos) (Photograph by Donaldson Assortment/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Photos))

One electronic mail, dated Jan. 27, 2014, with the topic line: “Assembly with Chinese language Ambassador,” exhibits Bulger suggesting himself, Hunter Biden, and his Rosemont Seneca co-founder Devon Archer, “meet with the Chinese language ambassador in DC to speak in regards to the fund.”

Bulger forwards an electronic mail from his affiliate, Mike Leonard of Thornton Group.

“Please learn the doc Lenny despatched me in the present day, one can find it under,” Bulger writes to Biden and Archer. “A US Embassy staffer met with the previous CEO of the Bahai Fund in 2008 and wrote up a report on the assembly.”

Bulger writes that it’s “fairly fascinating that somebody on the Embassy in Beijing can be occupied with what the home Bohai PE Fund was as much as.”

“Thought you guys ought to see this,” Bulger writes. “I nonetheless imagine a gathering early subsequent week with the Ambassador if attainable can be greatest, hope this has not brought on to[sic] a lot of an a** ache.”

It’s unclear if the assembly between Biden, Bulger, Archer and the Chinese language ambassador happened. Joe Biden was serving as vp of the USA on the time of the assembly request. 

Joe Biden's brother-in-law, Jack Owens, emailed Hunter in 2014 to help him obtain a Chinese business license.

Joe Biden’s brother-in-law, Jack Owens, emailed Hunter in 2014 to assist him receive a Chinese language enterprise license. (Teresa Kroeger/Getty Photos)

One other electronic mail, dated Could 23, 2014, exhibits Bulger writing to Hunter Biden and Archer.

“Gents, in the course of the weekly BHR name final evening Lindsay knowledgeable the entire China staff excluding Jonathan in regards to the message you each conveyed in the course of the morning name with Lindsay,” he wrote. “She was very clear to all on the telephone that the signing of an funding contract with Gouxin or BOC or PICC is activity #1.”


BOC is probably going referring to Financial institution of China. PICC is probably going referring to the Individuals’s Insurance coverage Firm of China.

Bulger continues to say that he was requested to debate “the necessity for a contracted Chinese language anchor investor.”

In that electronic mail, Bulger additionally suggests Biden and Archer focus on “excessive stage analysis” with one other affiliate from Thornton, Mike Leonard, on the “KAZ/Sino power enterprise” in order that they “each can evaluation.”

Along with his personal enterprise offers, Hunter additionally concerned Bulger in his household’s enterprise issues. Fox Information Digital reported final October that John Owens, who’s married to Valerie Biden Owens, President Biden’s youthful sister, reached out to Hunter in Could 2014 for help in securing a enterprise license to increase his telemedicine firm in China, saying it wanted to be “secured in a short time.”

Owens, who goes by Jack, emailed Hunter Biden on Could 9, 2014, informing him that his firms, MediGuide America and MediGuide Insurance coverage Companies Worldwide (MISI), reached a “severe stage” in negotiations with a China-based insurance coverage firm, however stated he wouldn’t have the ability to “seal this deal” with out a “Chinese language Enterprise License.”

“Time pressures are very tight, plus the truth that we don’t but have one has brought on a slight credibility bump within the firm’s thoughts. This all interprets into a necessity for a Enterprise License, and one secured in a short time,” Owens wrote. “Whereas this may appear to be a secular activity, I’ve come to know that issues akin to a Enterprise License can find yourself taking an inordinate period of time…..time we simply should not have.”

Throughout the hour, Hunter turned to Bulger by forwarding the e-mail to him. Michael Lin, a Taiwanese-American businessman who has been involved in a nonprofit that partnered with a bunch identified for pushing propaganda supporting the Chinese language Communist Social gathering (CCP), was additionally copied on the e-mail.

“See electronic mail under. It is from my Uncle Jack. Is there a method we can assist him expedite this? Time is of the essence right here,” Hunter wrote.


Bulger responded the following morning and stated he would focus on with Lin how they will “assist.” Three days later, Bulger despatched an electronic mail to Hunter saying, “Me and Michael had a name with Jack this morning I feel we have now an answer for hello[s] China downside.”

“Michael and Ran are researching the regs and legal guidelines proper now however our Thornton WOFE will seemingly be okay for Jacks firm to make use of,” Bulger continued. When he talked about “WOFE,” he was seemingly referring to the wholly foreign-owned enterprise of the Thornton Group, the corporate Bulger and Lin co-founded.

It’s unclear whether or not Bulger and Lin have been in a position to efficiently safe the enterprise license for Owens or whether or not Thornton’s “WOFE” sufficed China’s legal guidelines. Nevertheless, MediGuide’s web site says it has come to “an settlement with AnyHealth Shanghai,” which “will probably be legally representing MediGuide Worldwide LLC in China.”

Hunter seems to have been conscious that Bulger was the nephew of the infamous mobster. 

One 2011 electronic mail, obtained by Fox Information Digital, showsone of Hunter’s enterprise associates forwarding a information article of Whitey Bulger’s 2011 arrest to Hunter, his Rosemont Senece co-founder Devon Archer and Eric Schwerin, with the topic line: “Jim’s uncle….”

Bulger did not instantly return an electronic mail looking for remark. 

Hunter has been underneath federal investigation for his “tax affairs” since 2018, based on a supply aware of the matter. 

Fox Information first reported in December 2020 that Biden was a topic/goal of the grand jury investigation, a well-placed authorities supply advised Fox Information. Based on the supply, a “goal” means that there’s a “excessive likelihood that individual dedicated a criminal offense,” whereas a “topic” is somebody you “don’t know for certain” has dedicated a criminal offense.”

The federal investigation into Hunter Biden was predicated, partially, by Suspicious Exercise Studies (SARs) concerning suspicious overseas transactions.

One other supply aware of the investigation advised Fox Information in December 2020 that the SARs have been concerning funds from “China and different overseas nations.”

A Treasury Division official, who didn’t touch upon the investigation, spoke broadly about SARs, telling Fox Information that SARs are filed by monetary establishments “if there’s something out of the abnormal a few explicit transaction.” 


The official advised Fox Information that the mere submitting of a SAR doesn’t imply there was a felony act, or violation of rules, however as an alternative, flags {that a} transaction is “out of the abnormal” for the client. The official famous, although, {that a} SAR might be a part of a cash laundering or tax investigation.

In the meantime, the grand jury continues to research Hunter Biden’s worldwide enterprise dealings—even after he paid off a tax legal responsibility following the announcement of the probe into his “tax affairs.”

Hunter Biden, weeks after the 2020 presidential election, launched an announcement acknowledging the federal investigation of his “tax affairs.”

“I take this matter very severely, however I’m assured {that a} skilled and goal evaluation of those issues will show that I dealt with my affairs legally and appropriately, together with with the advantage of skilled tax advisors,” Biden stated within the December 2020 assertion.


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