Judge Don McSpadden, the judge handling the paternity case for Hunter Biden has ordered him to hand over 5 years of financial records, which will include his time at Burisma.
Despite his hefty Burisma salary, Hunter Biden had claimed to be unemployed with no income since May 2019 in an official statement.
Biden has requesting his records of his financial records be sealed, likely to avoid embarrassment as he also admitted he had “significant debts.”
The 49-year-old filed the motion for a Protective Order of his financial records in the Arkansas Circuit Court of Independence on Wednesday, citing fears that such information would be used ‘maliciously’ by the media if disclosed publicly.
Judge McSpadden has agreed to seal all financial records and the public is unlikely to see Biden’s records.
Dailymail reports Hunter Biden will have to tell the judge in his paternity case exactly how many hundreds of thousands of dollars he made by controversially sitting on the board of an Ukrainian oil company, DailyMail.com can disclose.
And Lunden Roberts, the woman who claims the son of former vice-president Joe Biden is the father of her 16-month-old child will have to reveal how much she made in tips as a stripper at the Mpire Club in Washington, D.C., where the two met.
Originally Judge Don McSpadden, who is presiding over the court in Batesville, Arkansas, had only asked for three years’ records.
But now he says he needs five years of records before making a decision on how much the former vice-president’s son should pay to support his child.
On Tuesday, McSpadden sent out a blunt letter to attorneys in the case — including the one that Biden fired minutes before a hearing on Monday.
He gave both Biden, 49, and Roberts, 28, just 10 days to come up with their financial details.
Roberts who lives in Southside, Arkansas, had already submitted one set, but McSpadden wants more.
‘I have viewed Ms Roberts affidavit of financial means online and saw that she is employed at a family business probably for a salary of less than minimum wage,’ the judge wrote.
The court in Batesville, Arkansas, is expected to decide all matters in the case at the next hearing, expected for January 7, McSpadden told Roberts’s lawyer Clint Lancaster and former Arkansas attorney general Dustin McDaniel, who had been representing Biden.
The judge made it clear he wants the case over quickly. ‘I do not want to have this [drag] out nor do I want to have to drag out the monies these individuals may have received in any form or fashion.
‘I anticipate paternity as well as custody, support and visitation being established at our next hearing,’ he wrote.
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