Fact Check: Nancy Pelosi's Son Was NOT On Board Of Directors Of Ukrainian Energy Company

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Fact Check: Nancy Pelosi's Son Was NOT On Board Of Directors Of Ukrainian Energy Company So Cal Company

Did Nancy Pelosi's son Paul Pelosi Jr. head an oil and gas company that did business in Ukraine? No, that's not true: Pelosi Jr. was briefly on the board of Viscoil, a U.S. energy company based in Southern California.

The claim reappeared in a video (archived here) on TikTok where it was published by poniatnayapolitika on June 1, 2023.

The text under the video, translated from Russian to English by Lead Stories staff, reads:

How Pelosi's son is related to Kyiv

This is what the post looked like on TikTok at the time of writing:

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(Source: TikTok screenshot taken on Thu Jun 15 08:10:09 2023 UTC)

Claims about Paul Pelosi Jr. doing business in Ukraine began spreading after the publication of a video from a 2010 XPRIZE Foundation event in Washington, D.C., where Pelosi was invited as a Viscoil board member. Viscoil was a California LLC, whose objective was to "engage in research and in the commercial development of hydrocarbon production methods and technologies".

Later on Viscoil was reformed into NRGLab, a Singapore-based company that "researches and develops alternative-energy technologies for clean, reliable and affordable electrical power on a global scale," but Paul Pelosi Jr. played no role in it.

In early 2021 a claim about Biden, Pelosi, Kerry and Romney sons being on board of Burisma Holdings, a Kyiv-based group of energy exploration and production companies was debunked by Lead Stories.


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