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Staff at a SoHo art gallery representing Hunter Biden’s paintings called police Thursday to investigate a possible computer hack of its financial records, The Post has learned.

A source close to the Georges Berges Gallery, which has mounted shows of President Biden’s son’s art since 2021, said that staff fear that financial transactions have been hacked, after a client alerted them to a phony invoice requesting payment to an account not controlled by dealer Georges Berges.

The possible hack comes days after staff discovered that the gallery’s phone number had been “compromised” by a number that had been traced to Turkey, the source told The Post.

The gallery has been part of a Republican-led probe of President Biden and his family’s financial dealings, and the source said that staff feared that financial and personal information related to President Biden’s son could be compromised.

Berges has repeatedly refused to provide any information about the buyers of the first son’s paintings to the congressional committee investigating the Biden family’s business dealings.

Reached at the gallery Thursday, Berges refused comment. An NYPD representative said the incident report had not yet gone into the system Thursday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Rep. James Comer (R. KY), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability investigating the Biden family’s financial dealings, sent a third letter, seen by The Post this week, to an attorney representing the gallery.

Georges Berges (back) began showing Hunter Biden’s art work at his Manhattan gallery in 2021.
Courtesy of Georges Berges

Biden has had several shows of work at the gallery, featuring his paintings.
Alec Tabak for NY Post

Police take information from staff at the Georges Berges Gallery in SoHo. Berges can be seen in the background, speaking with an officer.
William Farrington

The May 30 letter demands documents and information between the gallery, Hunter Biden and the White House and “any ethics guidelines …created in conjunction with the White House and/or Office of Government Ethics, pertaining to Hunter Biden’s art,” among other documents.

In a Feb. 6 letter to Comer, a lawyer for Berges raised “concerns” about complying with the committee’s demands to see records about clients who have purchased Hunter’s work.

Refusal to comply with a congressional subpoena could result in a fine of up to $1,000 and up to a year in prison.

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