Tony Bobulinski: Who Is Hunter Biden’s Former Partner?

In this screenshot from the DNCC’s livestream of the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, addresses the virtual convention on August 20, 2020.
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Tony Bobulinski is a business associate of Hunter Biden’s who was named in the emails released by the New York Post and purported to belong to the former vice president’s son. As reported by Newsweek, he claims to support the Democratic Party. Interestingly, Donald Trump, who will be facing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden at Thursday’s debate, is bringing Bobulinski along as his guest.


He Is A Navy Veteran Turned Institutional Investor

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Bobulinski is a Navy veteran from a family deeply rooted in the military — his brother is a 28-year career Naval Flight Officer, his father is a 20-plus year career Naval Officer, and his grandfather is a 37-year Army Intelligence officer. The former Biden associate was in the Navy for four years before his foray into investments, Heavy reported. In a statement to the New York Post, he said the aforementioned stint came with a high-level security clearance. He was supposedly an instructor and then CTO for Naval Nuclear Power Training Command.

Today, Bobulinski is an institutional investor who claims to be the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings. He told the New York Post that he was appointed head of the company by James Gilliar and Hunter Biden. Per State of Delaware records, Sinohawk Holdings LLC was incorporated in the region in 2017 — two days after he was reportedly sent an email from a Biden partner.

According to Bobulinski, he was working with the Biden family on their China business deals. In the emails, Bobulinski received a message from an alleged colleague of Hunter Biden outlining financial compensation for the family linked to a Chinese venture. In the email, the purported associate appeared to outline how equity would be divided between father and son under a provisional agreement.


He Attended Pennsylvania State University And Excelled In Wrestling

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Bobulinski attended Pennsylvania State University in 1990. One of his significant achievements at the institution came in the form of sports, which he practiced via the Wrestling Club for his five years at the school. Although he enrolled without a scholarship, his hard work helped him earn one in 1995 from the Merrill Lynch Heisman Scholarship Program for his junior and senior year at the institution. According to the team’s website, Bobulinski went on to land a standing position with the group, and he was eventually chosen to be captain.

On the group’s website, Bobulinski described his journey with them and how it affected his personal growth.

“The Penn State wrestling experience forged me into the individual I am today. I came to Penn State without a scholarship and worked my guts out to eventually become a scholarship athlete my junior and senior years as well as a team captain. That journey forced me to develop the discipline, heart, passion and perserverance that will allow me to be successful at whatever I do in life.”


He Was Involved In Legal Battles With His Former China-Based Employer

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Bobulinski was involved in two legal battles with China Branding Group Limited, which a 2016 press release called “China’s leading Western-entertainment digital content company.” In July, the business sued the veteran for a sum of $634,393.52, which he allegedly owed from a Cayman Islands court judgment. After the company went through liquidation, the former employee reportedly made a claim for the sum of $1.765 million he was owed.

Although the claim was ultimately rejected, he gained an unsecured claim of $650,000. He went on to appeal the decision and ended up with two judgments against him in 2019 — $56,431.82 and $57,208.58 — for court costs. Later that year, he was hit with a third judgment of $562,170.94 and has yet to pay them all off.