Hunter Biden spent the weekend at a luxurious California vineyard owned by one of his father’s biggest benefactors Escalating criminal investigations into his business dealings.
The 53-year-old was seen on Friday arriving at a $50 million Santa Ynez, California vineyard owned by Joe Kiani, a major donor to his father’s campaigns.
Kiani, 58, founded medical technology company Masimo in 1989 and is now worth an estimated $1.3 billion, according to Forbes.
Hunter was seen with his wife, Melissa Cohen, and their three-year-old son, Beau, as well as a Secret Service detail.
The convoy rolls into the estate, and Hunter emerges in a baseball cap.
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Hunter Biden, 53, was seen on his way to the $50 million Santa Ynez, California vineyard owned by Joe Kiani, a major donor to his father’s campaigns.
Hunter and his wife Melissa, a South African documentary filmmaker, were seen on Friday riding in cars for the weekend.
Biden then drove 125 miles north of Los Angeles to a vineyard in Santa Ynez
Hunter’s escape came when an Arkansas judge ruled he must stand trial in a paternity case brought by an ex named Lundon Roberts.
Hunter will also have to submit to a deposition in June in which Roberts’ attorneys will likely question him about his various businesses and shady overseas ventures.
They’ll also want to know how Hunter’s finances may have crumbled as he sold paintings for as much as $500,000 a piece under his new guise as an abstract artist.
Roberts won a reported $2.5 million settlement from Hunter after bringing him to court in 2019 and forcing him to take a DNA test to prove he fathered their daughter, Navy Joan, during their trip in 2017.
Roberts’ attorneys say Hunter Biden has not brought “a single item or word of discovery” in the ongoing child support lawsuit.
Independence County Circuit Judge Holly Meyer on Monday ordered Biden to attend the May 1 court hearing because his absence “interferes with the litigation process.”
From now on… I want both of your clients, she said, in every hearing I conduct. I will no longer allow clients to be excused because it interferes with the progress of litigation, which takes too long to get over simple points.
In a filing on Friday, attorneys for Roberts insisted that Hunter should be locked up in the Claiborne County Detention Center and remain there until he complies with the court order to turn over the documents.
His presence in California contradicts recent reports that he was camping out at the White House, ahead of a pivotal meeting between his attorneys and federal prosecutors investigating his business dealings.
This isn’t the first time that Kayani, whom Joe Biden described in 2018 as “one of my good friends,” has offered shelter to a troubled Biden family member.
Massimo Corporation, the medical technology company Kayani founded and runs, offered Joe’s niece Carolyn Biden a job in the marketing department in July 2018 after a string of bad press after she was convicted for a year of using a stolen credit card to amass $110,000. who counts.
An email obtained by DailyMail.com from Hunter Biden’s laptop shows a Massimo employee offering her the role of “marketing specialist” with a salary of $85,000 plus a 10% bonus and 450 stock options for the Nasdaq-listed company on July 24, 2018.
Caroline, 35, turned up her nose at the show — much to the frustration of her father, who forwarded the email to Hunter.
“I can’t survive this,” Caroline wrote to Joe Biden’s brother, Jim. This is less than the California minimum wage after taxes.
She added that the previous job, in which she landed 150 jobs, “took barely half a year.”
Like her cousin Hunter, Caroline has been struggling with addiction and legal wrangling for years.
The caravan is seen traveling through the lush countryside north of Los Angeles
Hunter Biden was spotted leaving Los Angeles on Friday to get away for the weekend
The Biden family and their Secret Service details were photographed on the move Friday
Billionaire Democratic philanthropist Joe Kiani’s $50 million estate in Santa Ynez has become Hunter Biden’s safe haven. Pictured: Joe Kayani poses for a photo with younger Joe Biden
She reportedly went to rehab for her Adderall addiction while attending Georgetown University, was arrested in 2009 by Amtrak police after a dispute over a train fare, was charged with assaulting an NYPD officer in 2013, and then caught buying more than $110,000 in high-end goods. Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals on a stolen credit card at a Manhattan pharmacy in 2017.
Caroline was sentenced to 20 days in rehab in a DUI deal after crashing into a tree in Pennsylvania in 2019.
Kayani has already shown his rich generosity toward the Biden family, personally donating $500,000 and another $1 million through his company to the Beau Biden Foundation for Child Protection.
He has also become a prominent political donor, giving over $3.8 million to Democrats in the 2020 election cycle with his wife, and $1 million to a pro-Biden PAC.
The Kayan family hosted a fundraiser for Biden at their Irvine, California home in January 2020, raising more than $1 million for Biden and giving another $1 million to his inaugural committee.
The donations raised questions from the House Oversight Committee after the Biden administration awarded millions of federal contracts to Massimo and appointed Keani to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in September 2021.
The $50 million retreat on Brinkerhoff Street features a tennis court and a resort-style pool
Joe Kayani has been referred to as one of President Joe Biden’s closest friends. He is a prominent political donor, having given more than $3.8 million to Democrats in the 2020 election cycle. Pictured: Joe Biden and Joe Kayani
Massimo Corporation, the medical technology company Kayani founded and runs, offered Joe’s niece Carolyn Biden a job in the marketing department in July 2018 with a salary of $85,000. Pictured: Caroline Biden and Hunter Biden
The offer came after a slew of bad press after she was convicted for a year of using a stolen credit card to rack up $110,000 in charges.
Karolina followed in her cousin’s shoes and went to rehab for her Adderall addiction while attending Georgetown University. She was arrested in 2009 by Amtrak police after a dispute over a train fare and charged with assaulting an NYPD officer in 2013.
Kayani has also become a prominent political donor, giving more than $3.8 million to Democrats in the 2020 election cycle with his wife, and $1 million to a pro-Biden PAC.
Since 2021, Masimo has won 991 federal contracts worth $3,887,753, including from the Department of Defense and Department of Health.
Republicans on the committee wrote a letter in April 2022 warning that “Mr. Kayani’s close ties to President Biden, including an appointment to a White House board of directors, create the appearance that he is benefiting from his political contributions.
“Awarding lucrative government contracts to companies led by major Democratic donors has become a troubling pattern for the Biden administration and raises questions about whether political contributions play a role in the decision to award federal taxpayer money,” the letter from the lawmakers oversight said.
Emails show that Kayani had access to the then vice president since 2012.
Assistant Vice President Fran Pearson wrote to Hunter on November 15, 2012, asking him to join a meeting between the billionaire and senior Biden.
Another aide, Robert Hobbs, sent an email 12 days later suggesting that Hunter make follow-up calls with Kiani and others on his “VIP” donor list who got special access to the “VPOTUS ward” and “had a good, meaningful time on the ward with your father.” And the team.