Hunter Biden Reaches Deal with Feds Regarding Federal Tax and Weapons Crimes

Hunter Biden is President Joe Biden’s son. Hunter has been under investigation for tax crimes related to his overseas business dealings and for illegally possessing a firearm.

Hunter has allegedly “allegedly lied about his drug use when purchasing a handgun in 2018.” As reported, “The investigation dragged on for years, weathered whistleblowers, and outraged Americans, who believe the Justice Department is giving Hunter preferential treatment.”

As covered by news reports, “The gun charge states that Hunter Biden possessed a handgun, a Colt Cobra 38 special, despite knowing he was a drug user for 11 days in October 2018. The count carries a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison, but the Justice Department said Hunter Biden had reached a pretrial agreement on that charge. Full details were not immediately disclosed.

The misdemeanor tax crimes that the younger Biden is set to plead guilty to are far more limited in scope than the allegations that have been pursued for years by congressional Republicans, whose inquires include examining foreign payments and other aspects of his finances.

According to “a letter in U.S. District Court in Delaware,” now it is disclosed that Hunter has reached a deal with federal prosecutors on charges he failed to pay federal income tax and illegally possessed a weapon. Hunter Biden will plead guilty to the misdemeanor tax offenses as part of the agreement made public Tuesday. “The agreement will spare him prosecution on a charge of illegally possessing a firearm as a drug user if he adheres to conditions set by prosecutors.”

As reported, at the same time the federal charges were filed in court, Hunter and his attorneys resolved the criminal charges and Hunter immediately entered a plea of guilty. This process has been described as “somewhat unusual, though it is not totally unheard of.”

As reported, the allegations are made that the “deal ends a long-running Justice Department investigation into Biden’s second son, who has acknowledged struggling with addiction following the 2015 death of his brother Beau Biden.” Further, the deal with Hunter’s criminal prosecution “averts a trial that would have generated days or weeks or distracting headlines for a White House that has,” as claimed, “strenuously sought to keep its distance from the Justice Department.”

A person familiar with the investigation said the Justice Department “would recommend probation for the tax charges, meaning Hunter Biden will not face time behind bars.” Of course, that decision will be made by the judge assigned to the case. “Christopher Clark, a lawyer for Hunter Biden, said in a statement that it was his understanding that the five-year investigation had now been resolved.” Clark offered this insight: “I know Hunter believes it is important to take responsibility for these mistakes he made during a period of turmoil and addiction in his life,” adding, “He looks forward to continuing his recovery and moving forward.”

In news coverage related to Hunter Biden’s federal criminal charges and his prompt plea agreement that will avoid incarceration, the assertion has been made that “Federal prosecutors gave Hunter Biden a sweetheart deal for tax, gun crimes and the Hunter Biden received a ‘wrist slap.’

D & B Staff

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