The name Mykola Zlochevsky could become more commonplace soon than anyone in the world could have possible thought.
According to Breitbart, he's the Ukrainian oligarch -- "a former Ukrainian minister and founder of Burisma Holdings," the outlet noted -- who allegedly paid then-Vice President Joe Biden $5 million in a pay-for-play scheme.
Additionally, the Ukrainian stated that he has two audio tapes for "insurance" purposes.
The bombshell news came via congressional Republicans' investigation into the developing scandal, which was brought to light by a "highly credible" FBI informant.
So, where is the guy? Nobody knows, according to Breitbart.
It was reported that some believe he fled to Monaco, having purchased a Cypriot citizenship several years ago, but the details are unclear.
In 2002, Zlochevsky co-founded Burisma, which allegedly changed owners in 2011 to an offshore Cypriot investment fund. According to the Guardian, from 2010 to 2012, Zlochevsky was Ukraine’s Ecology and Natural Resources Minister and was Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council from April 2012 through February 2014. As the environment minister, some accuse Zlochevsky of handing out gas licenses to his cronies, the British daily newspaper reported.
JUST IN: FBI source claims Burisma was "Coerced" into paying the Bidens $10M in bribes.
A source close to the investigation told the Federalist that Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky was "coerced" into paying the bribes and was worried Trump would launch an investigation.… pic.twitter.com/knWb30wEBe
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) June 15, 2023
The Republican lawmakers who were able to view the FD-1023 FBI form that details the transaction include Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL), and Nancy Mace (R-SC), who all stated that the foreign national identified in the form is Zlochevsky.
So far, the Biden administration, including the president, has either brushed off or laughed away any reporters' questions regarding the situation.
On Thursday, Biden snapped at a reporter who asked about a specific reference on the form to the "Big Guy" reference from Hunter Biden's files.
"Why did the Ukraine FBI informant file refer to you as the big guy?" a New York Post reporter asked the president.
"Why’d you ask such a dumb question?" Biden replied.
Only time will tell if more evidence of shady, illegal deals emerges as a result of the form being publicly exposed, but Biden and his White House would probably be best advised to take the matter a little more seriously at this point. That's especially true with the 2024 presidential election around the corner.