A federal appeals court has reinstated a fraud conviction of Hunter Biden's longtime business partner, Devon Archer, reversing a decision by an Obama-appointed judge (and wife of Mueller special counsel lawyer) to vacate Archer's conviction and grant him a new trial.
Archer and several of his business partners were indicted on March 26, 2018 in a $60 million bond scheme which defrauded Native Americans. Hunter was not implicated in the fraud, however Archer and the other partners repeatedly name-dropped the former Vice President's son.
June 28, 2018— BenTallmadge (@BenKTallmadge) September 4, 2019
Three Convicted In Manhattan Federal Court For The Fraudulent Issuance And Sale Of More Than $60 Million Of Tribal Bonds
One of them is Devon Archer, ex aid of John Kerry, business partner of Chris Heinz & Hunter Biden in Rosemont Seneca. https://t.co/ibaUK7ve1g
Following a trial which lasted nearly one-month, Archer was found guilty of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and securities fraud. After requesting that the district court set aside the jury's verdict, Judge Ronnie Abrams - the wife of Mueller special counsel attorney Greg Andres (who himself was a Deputy Assistant AG in the Obama DOJ, according to RedState) - granted Archer's wish. What's more, Abrams was Hunter Biden's classmate at Yale Law school.
Not so fast Judge Ronnie...
In a unanimous opinion, a three-judge panel said that Abrams made a mistake by prioritizing her own theory above that of the jury's, and that her assessment undercut the significance of the proof in its totality.
‘Thé panel also criticized Judge Abrams’ analysis of the government’s evidence, saying that her assessment undercut the significance of the proof in its totality.’— BenTallmadge (@BenKTallmadge) October 8, 2020
Thé panel’s decision sent the suit back to the district court for Archer’s sentencing..
Archer was Yale roommates with John Kerry's stepson Chris Heinz - the two of whom opened investment firm Rosemont Capital with Hunter. Rosemont Capital is the parent company of Rosemont Seneca Partners, LLC - the entity which receive the Burisma payments and in turn aid Biden.
It was through Archer's trial that we learned large sums of Chinese and Ukrainian money was flowing into accounts owned by Archer and Hunter Biden, specifically a Morgan Stanley account for Rosemont Seneca Bohai, LLC - which Ukrainian gas giant Burisma wired $166,666.66 in two identical payments in 2014 and 2015, according to Just The News.
Archer's bank statement released in the trial also revealed that the China state-owned Bank of China directly funneled more than $100,000 into the same account as Burisma beginning in December 2014. Another entity, Novatus Holding Pte. Ltd., wired $142,300 to the Rosemont account on April 22, 2014. That entity is controlled by a Kazakh businessman named Kenges Rakishev who has close ties to the leaders of Kazakhstan.
Many of the financial records revealed during Archer's 2018 trial became the subject of a joint Senate committee investigation. The GOP-led investigation slammed the Bidens and their associates for apparent conflicts of interest and flagged possible criminal activity while citing "glaring" evidence of Burisma bribes, suspicious foreign money transfers and sex trafficking. -Just The News
In summary - the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously called out a judge whose numerous conflicts of interest may have led her to give Devon Archer a second chance.
Now, Archer will be going to prison - unless Joe Biden wins the election and pardons him.
(h/t Just The News, Redstate's 'Shipwreckedcrew' and Ben Tallmadge)