In May 2018, Robert Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, spent a few days with a 24-year-old escort, possibly accidentally costing his father $ 25,000 (more than ₹18 lakh), as reported by the New York Post.
The incident occurred while Hunter was staying at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, and his laptop was home to messages and images related to the escapade that would end up with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) a year later.
According to the Post report, Hunter introduced herself as “Rob” to the woman named “Yanna”, a native of Russia. She would visit him later at his cottage and they would drink vodka and shoot videos together, the Post claimed.
After staying a few days, Yanna requested a payment of $ 8,000 (about ₹5 lakh), Hunter found none of his debit cards are working, the report added. After a series of failed transactions, Hunter finally managed to pay Yanna with another card.
Soon Hunter discovered that the transactions that appeared to have failed were actually being carried out, the Post’s report went on to say.
Hunter was then contacted by a former intelligence specialty agent who went under the name Robert Savage III, according to the New York Post. Text messages, as shown in the Post report, indicated that Savage Hunter sent a message saying that the funds were being withdrawn from “Celtic’s Account”. According to the report, “Celtic” was Joe Biden’s code name for the Secret Service when he was Vice President from 2009 to 2017.
The Post report added that text messages showed that most of the excess money was returned to Hunter over the next week. However, on June 12, a woman named Gulnora, who is Yanna’s employer and registered agent for Emerald Fantasy Girls, texted Hunter telling her that she could not transfer the remaining $ 5,000 due to problems with her bank account.
Savage’s attorney was quoted by the Post as saying that the former had never met or communicated with Hunter Biden, had never been to the Chateau Marmont and was in fact retired prior to the date of the Hunter and Savage news.
It is unknown what actually happened between Hunter and Yanna, the report added. Her attorney refused to comment while Hunter Biden’s attorney did not return a message, according to the Post.