DOJ Reveals Charges Filed Against Witness Connected to Hunter Biden’s ‘Disappearance’

A recently unsealed indictment from federal prosecutors has been revealed this week, targeting an American-Israeli energy expert who had been regarded as the “missing witness” in the House Republicans’ investigation into the business activities of the Biden family for an extended period.

On Monday, Gal Luft was formally charged in the Southern District of New York with various offenses, including willful failure to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), arms trafficking, violations of Iranian sanctions, and making false statements to federal agents.

Luft was apprehended on these charges in February while in Cyprus, but he managed to escape extradition after being released on bail.

Last week, Luft provided a video statement to the New York Post, stating that he had presented evidence of corruption involving the Biden family to the FBI and DOJ in March 2019, a few weeks prior to Biden’s announcement of his presidential candidacy. However, Luft claimed to have received no response from the DOJ until he was arrested by American authorities earlier this year in Cyprus, facing charges related to illegal arms trading, acting as an unregistered foreign agent, and lying to the FBI.

Luft, who primarily resides in Israel, had offered to meet with the DOJ in 2019 to deliver evidence and information regarding Hunter Biden’s involvement with CEFC, a now-defunct Chinese energy company. Luft had served as an advisor to the company for approximately four years during the period when Hunter Biden and CEFC collaborated.

In a statement, the Department of Justice accused Luft, who is also a co-director of a think tank based in Maryland, of participating “in multiple international criminal schemes.”

The statement put forth several allegations against Luft.