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Court testimony says Jim Biden did business with ‘members of the Qatari government’ – POLITICO

Despite his optimistic email, the fundraising efforts encountered a series of obstacles. The former Americore executive said some of the issues involved legal restrictions on moving investment funds across borders, but the person said he did not know the details of those restrictions. The former leader recalled that there was talk at one point of trying to smuggle money across a Middle Eastern border in the form of gold bars, but said he did not was aware of any action taken regarding this idea.

One of the avenues Jim Biden explored to attract investment to Americore was to help a payment processing company, Billerfy, gain access to the U.S. banking system, internal Americore emails show.

At the time, Billerfy processed payments for Quadriga, Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, which has since collapsed. A lawyer who represented Billerfy, Philip Holdsworth of Robbins Appleby in Toronto, did not respond to requests for comment and POLITICO was unable to reach the company directly.

A draft presentation that circulated within Americore described Billerfy as an “open network for global payments” and described Jim Biden as “Billerfy’s chief global banking emissary.”

It is unclear what exactly happened to the talks. In an April 10 email to Jim Biden, Americore’s outside counsel, Christopher Anderson, expressed reservations about working with Billerfy. Anderson did not respond to requests for comment and a representative for Jim Biden did not respond to a question about Billerfy.

‘Dubai $$$’

As business in Qatar slowed in mid-May during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, fundraising efforts ground to a halt and tensions rose between those involved.


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