Hunter Biden Takes The Deal – Guilty in Criminal Gun and Tax Case
Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has reached an agreement with the Justice Department to plead guilty in
Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, has reached an agreement with the Justice Department to plead guilty in a criminal case involving charges of tax evasion and firearm possession. The information was disclosed in a court filing submitted by prosecutors from the US Attorney’s office in Delaware.
According to the filing, Hunter Biden has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of failing to pay income taxes. Additionally, he faces a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm, as a person addicted to or unlawfully using a controlled substance. However, prosecutors have indicated that the gun charge could be dismissed if Biden chooses to seek treatment for substance abuse, and he has agreed to enter a pretrial diversion program for this specific charge.
The timing of Biden’s court appearance to enter his guilty plea has not yet been determined. Any plea agreement would need to be reviewed and approved by a federal judge in Delaware, where the case was filed.
If the firearm possession charge were to proceed to trial, it carries a potential prison sentence of up to 10 years, as stated in the court filing. Biden had briefly possessed a Colt Cobra 38SPL revolver, which was subsequently discarded by his then-girlfriend.
Hunter Biden has been candid about his struggles with substance abuse, which came to public attention through leaked photos and emails from his laptop. In his 2021 memoir, Biden discussed his use of crack cocaine and various attempts to circumvent drug tests. These revelations played a role in the firearm possession charge that he now faces.
The investigation into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs was initiated by David Weiss, the US Attorney in Delaware, during the previous administration. Biden reportedly failed to pay approximately $1.2 million in taxes for the years 2017 and 2018, although his legal team claims that he has since settled the outstanding amount with the IRS.
While this development marks a significant development in Hunter Biden’s legal troubles, it is unlikely to put an end to the scrutiny surrounding him. Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, have frequently targeted Joe Biden’s son, utilizing him as a political tool since the 2020 presidential campaign. Multiple investigations by Republican-led House committees have focused on Hunter Biden’s activities and financial records.
In response to the recent news, the president and first lady expressed their support for their son, emphasizing their love for him. The White House spokesperson issued a statement reaffirming the family’s commitment to Hunter Biden’s ongoing journey of rebuilding his life.
This story is currently developing, and further updates are expected as the case progresses.