A plea deal has been made with Hunter Biden, who is anticipated to plead guilty to two federal misdemeanour counts of failing to pay his taxes. This arrangement was reached by the U.S. attorney for Delaware that was nominated by Donald Trump. According to court documents submitted on Tuesday, Biden is also being investigated for a different felony gun possession accusation; but, if he satisfies certain requirements, the charge against him will most likely be dropped.
According to two people who are acquainted with the arrangement, one of its provisions is a provision that states that the United States Attorney’s Office has agreed to recommend probation for Biden for his tax offences. The allegations related to taxes and firearms, according to legal experts, are not likely to result in any time spent in jail for Vice President Joe Biden’s son.
It is the first time that charges have been brought against a child of a president who is still in office by the Justice Department, which is part of the executive branch and is overseen by the president.
The conclusion of the extensive, five-year investigation into Hunter Biden’s behaviour by federal prosecutors, FBI investigators, and IRS officials is signalled by the decision made by the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, David Weiss, who was nominated for the position in 2018 by the President of the United States at the time, Donald Trump. The Weiss appointment has been maintained by the Biden administration in order to prevent the prosecution of Vice President Joe Biden’s son by a United States attorney nominated by the president.
According to a statement released by Weiss’s office, “Hunter Biden received taxable income that was greater than $1,500,000 annually in calendar years 2017 and 2018.” He failed to make the required payment of income tax for either year, despite the fact that he owed more than $100,000 in federal income taxes each year.
Concerning the firearm accusation, the statement noted that “from on or about October 12, 2018 through October 23, 2018, Hunter Biden possessed a firearm despite knowing he was an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance.” This refers to the time period in which the alleged offence took place.
Additionally, the Weiss office stated that their investigation is still ongoing. “With the announcement of two agreements between my client, Hunter Biden, and the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, it is my understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter is resolved,” Chris Clark, the attorney representing Hunter Biden, said in a statement.
“In accordance with the terms of the plea deal, Hunter will accept responsibility for two instances of the misdemeanour failure to file tax payments when they were due. The government will further charge the defendant with possessing a firearm; however, this charge will be subject to a pretrial diversion programme and will not be the focus of the plea agreement. I am aware that Hunter feels it is necessary to acknowledge the responsibility that he bears for the errors that he committed in his life when he was struggling with addiction and turmoil. He is looking forward to making further progress in his recuperation and moving on.”