James, Joe Biden’s younger brother, served as Joe’s finance chair in his 1972 Senate campaign. After he was elected, Joe brought James along on some congressional delegation trips – Ireland, Rome, Africa. James’ home on Keewaydin Island, FL became the Biden gathering place during the VP years. James’ profitted handsomely during Joe’s tenure as VP.
Allegations of fraud involving businesses with medical firms plagued James Biden’s dealings with healthcare companies including Americore Health has led to charges he not only engaged in fraud, but that he traded on his brother’s name, claiming Joe Biden was interested in the venture and that the family name could produce opportunities, POLITICO reported.
Kevin Justice president of HillStone International visited the White House on November 4, 2010 and met with Michele Smith, advisor to Joe, in the VP office. Less than 3 weeks later, HillStone announced that James Biden would be joining the firm as executive vice president. (James didn’t have much, if any, background in housing construction.) About this time, HillStone began negotiations to win a massive contract in war-torn Iraq. Six months later, they announced a contract to build 100k homes – this was part of a $35-BILLION /500k unit project won by TRAC Development, a South Korean company. HillStone also received $22-MILLION in a federal gov. contract to manage a construction project for the State Department. Alas, it looks like they backed out due to lack of experience.
Hill International accumulated contracts from the federal government for dozens of projects in the US, Puerto Rico, Mozambique, etc.
James also has a ‘history’ with the IRS… James Biden has had at least five tax liens filed against him between 1995 and 2015, including one for $589,095 filed in 2015 and released one year later. Frank Biden, another brother of the presidential candidate, has had at least three liens for unpaid income taxes. He said in 2011 that a $32,500 lien in Kentucky stemmed from his struggle with alcohol addiction and was being paid off through a monthly plan, according to the Broward Palm Beach New Times. Joe Biden’s sister Valerie and her husband John Owens have faced at least five tax liens, including one for $229,749 in 1990. In June 2015, James Biden had a federal tax lien placed on his home by the IRS; in 2014 a $74k lien was also put on his home by a contractor, Gator Pressure Cleaning & Custom Painting. In mid 2015 help arrived when James received 2 mortgages totaling 900k from a Delaware entity 1018 PL LLC which is controlled by John Hynansky. — the IRS lien dropped 6 days after the mortgages and Gator was paid, too. The link at the beginning of this paragraph also covers Hunter’s problems with the IRS.