by oldedude on March 21, 2023 6:29 pm
It is unclear what services were provided to obtain the money in question. That needs to be known and made clear in order to determine if a crime/s has been committed. A person can’t be convicted of a crime based only on speculation and that’s all I’ve been hearing from those accusing Hunter of illegally obtaining the money he received. I’m sure that if and when any such evidence of criminality is discovered we‘ll know about it and Hunter and anyone else who is involved will be charged and prosecuted as they should be.
Right now, the crime is money laundering. For each charge, it's 10 years, $10,000. This is in black and white (18 U.S.C. § 1956 and 18 U.S.C. § 1957) already and was part of the information Treasury gave them a week ago. AND if they run it on the RICO statute (18 U.S.C. 1951-1968), like a Mafioso family, the whole family cops to all the charges. Plus they have 7 years from the first criminal act known to use in filing charges (this means they "could" go back to pedojoe's grandfather if they know crimes were done then, although no one ever does that. They pick a timeframe and stick to that).
They will use the money laundering to show relationships between entities (individuals, industries, governments, etc) in order to show the next several parts of the case. But for now, I think they have 110(?) transactions, so you can do the math on that. They're not looking for initial ties to the "family" as they already have publicly known events, they can link the timeline to and others that will testify in court to the familial ties in the financial world.
Also, I highly doubt pedojoe will go to jail on this. If pedojr goes, that would be interesting, but I don't think he'll go either. It'll just be written down like Jackson, Taft, and Nixon.