Hunter Biden illegally reported payments to a prostitute and a sex club as business expenses on his taxes, according to IRS whistleblower testimony to Congress released on Thursday.
In an interview before the House Ways and Means Committee, one IRS criminal investigator turned whistleblower told lawmakers that Hunter avoided paying more than $100,000 in taxes by illegally reporting prostitutes and other sexual encounters as business expenses, the New York Post first reported.
“So some of the items that he deducted were personal no-show employees. He deducted payments that were made to who he called his West Coast assistant, but she was essentially a prostitute,” the whistleblower alleged.
IRS supervisory agent Gary Shapley, another whistleblower, told the committee last month that Hunter also expensed flights for prostitutes.
“There were multiple examples of prostitutes that were ordered basically, and we have all the communications between that where he would pay for these prostitutes, would book them a flight where even the flight ticket showed their name. And then he expensed those,” Shapley said in his testimony.
Additionally, IRS investigators found that Hunter wrote off a Los Angeles-based sex club membership payment. The deposit was falsely reported as a golf membership.
“He made payments – there’s an $18,000 wire that is made to one of these individuals, and on the wires they say $8,000 in wage and $10,000 in golf – $10k golf club member deposit. And we know that that $10,000 went to pay for a sex club,” an anonymous IRS investigator said.
“He went to a sex club, and we’ve talked to the person that owned that sex club, and they confirmed that he was there. And the guy has to pay $10,000, and the girl – whoever is referring him there doesn’t have to pay anything. So that was deducted on the tax return,” the whistleblower added.
Shapley said Hunter’s 2018 tax return included a payment “to one of his girlfriends” which was labeled “golf membership.”
“We went out and followed that money, it was for a sex club membership in LA,” Shapely noted.
The whistleblower testimony was made public after Justice Department court filings revealed Hunter had agreed to plead guilty to two tax misdemeanors and reached a deal that will likely keep him out of prison for a felony gun charge.
Two IRS whistleblowers also said President Joe Biden’s Justice Department, FBI and IRS interfered in the Hunter Biden tax evasion investigation.
The committee concluded that the federal government is “not treating all taxpayers the same” and provides “preferential treatment to the wealthy and well-connected,” including the president’s son.