Kiev: Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President and potential US presidential candidate Joe Biden, decided to resign from a Chinese investment fund management company (BHR) so as not to give rise to accusations of conflict of interest.
This is evidenced by a statement written on behalf of Hunter Biden by his lawyer George Mesires.
Investment Fund Management Company (BHR) was founded in 2013 with the stated intention of investing Chinese capital outside of China. According to the lawyer, in this company Hunter was a member of the board of directors out of his own interest, not receiving any income. At the same time, Hunter intends to resign from the company's board of directors by October 31, 2019.
He also pledged not to work in any foreign companies and not to be on the board of such companies if his father will be elected US president in the 2020 elections.
The lawyer recalled the work of Biden on the board of directors of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma that Hunter joined the board as a non-executive director, that is, he was an independent member of the board, and not a member of the management team.
“Hunter was never responsible for the legal affairs of the company. Like all Burisma directors, Hunter received compensation for his work”, - the lawyer added.
“Hunter resigned from Burisma in April 2019. Despite a thorough check, not a single law enforcement agency, either domestic or foreign, claimed that Hunter committed the offense at any time during his five-year term”, - said the defender.