Report: Book Reveals Biden Family Corruption, ‘We’ve Got People All Around the World Who Want to Invest in Joe Biden’

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - NOVEMBER 07: President-elect Joe Biden and family watch fireworks f
Win McNamee/Getty Images

A new book released Monday indicates Biden family corruption schemes sought to enrich son Hunter and brother Jim Biden while Joe Biden was the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Author of The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-Year Rise to Power, Ben Schreckinger, was told by one of Jim’s former business partners, “Jim’s job is to ensure the lifestyle is good for the family.” The method of doing so reportedly entailed Hunter and Jim acquiring a hedge fund, Paradigm Global Advisors, which was founded and run by cocaine addict James Park.

“Jim and Hunter offered to buy the firm out for $21 million,” an offer inspired by Joe Biden’s plan to run for the Democrat “presidential nomination, and his son’s work for a Washington lobbying firm would be a problem.” Hunter was at that time employed at a lobbying firm that would present a conflict of interest for Joe Biden’s campaign.

“Hunter would have his new job, CEO of Paradigm, with a starting salary of $1.2 million,” Schreckinger wrote in the New York Post. “His experience in the financial sector amounted to a few years on the payroll of a credit-card issuer.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden hugs his son Hunter Biden, wife Dr. Jill Biden and daughter Ashley Biden after being sworn in as U.S. president during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden hugs his son Hunter Biden after being sworn in as U.S. president during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The position as a hedge fund manager reportedly enabled the Biden family to “tap the global demand for business partnerships with the relatives of a powerful American official,” Joe Biden.

In order to capitalize on the hedge fund with cash to make profitable acquisitions, Jim reportedly told one of his partners, Anthony Lotito, that he should not worry over raising money.

“Don’t worry about investors,” Jim reportedly told Lotito. “We’ve got people all around the world who want to invest in Joe Biden.”

“We’ve got investors lined up in a line of 747s filled with cash ready to invest in this company,” Jim reportedly added.

The report also suggested that while Joe Biden was “preparing to announce his second White House bid,” Jim and Hunter were purportedly seeking to hire a team member who had more financial experience to offset their lack of financial knowledge.

Jim and Hunter soon hired Chuck Provini, who revealed “Jim and Hunter recruited him in part for political reasons. They wanted a non-Biden face atop the troubled firm.”

In Jim and Hunter’s offer to Provini, the two said Provini’s acceptance of the role would play a key part in keeping Joe Biden out of the headlines. “Joe Biden needs to distance himself from this,” Jim and Hunter told Provini, “Would you consider the job?”

Former Vice President Joe Biden with his brother, Jim Biden, who is now accused of defrauding a Tennessee businessman in a lawsuit filed in July 2019. (Photo: Christina Jamison/NBC NewsWire)

Then-Vice President Joe Biden with his brother, Jim Biden, who was accused of defrauding a Tennessee businessman in a lawsuit filed in July 2019. (Christina Jamison/NBC NewsWire)

In order to convince Provini to take the job, Jim and Hunter apparently attempted to sweeten the pot, telling Provini they will help him find investments from highly sought-after union pension funds.

“I was told because of his relationships with the unions that they felt as though it would be favorably looked upon to invest in the fund,” Provini explained. “They knew nothing about the hedge-fund business.”

Despite Jim and Hunter’s attempts, the hedge fund was unable to acquire profitable companies or raise capital to do so. Notwithstanding the failings, the report also notes, “Hunter and Jim did seek to enlist the family’s political allies as investors in Paradigm. Under their ownership, the firm became entangled in legal disputes and financial scandals before quietly winding down.”

The hedge fund’s inability to show a track record of success reportedly did not stop “unsophisticated” investors from dropping by the fund’s headquarters to drop off small investment checks for the firm to deposit.

Book author Ben Schreckinger recounts what Provini said about the incident:

He recalled one week where a succession of firefighters paraded into the office over the course of a few days and asked to speak with him. They would offer explanations like, “We’re friends of Joe, and we want to invest in the fund.”

The executive learned that there was a firefighters’ convention in town, and Jim had been working the room. “Jim told people they could invest in our hedge fund and that would help Joe,” the executive recalled.

Because of legal restrictions on who can invest in hedge funds, and because Paradigm, like most similar firms, insisted that clients fork over minimum investments in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, there was nothing he could do with the checks.

The hedge fund was still unsuccessful, despite the appearances Joe Biden helped create to encourage investments, for example, by sending firefighters who wanted to invest, literally into the firm. Ultimately, “Paradigm’s executives searched in vain to find an overseas bank or other foreign buyer to take the business off their hands, including in the banking haven of Switzerland.”

In the end, no entity would buy the fund from the Biden family, ending the hedge fund’s hopes of success.

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter @WendellHusebø 


Please let us know if you're having issues with commenting.