The Biden family’s dirty laundry is out for everyone to see. And this could be the nail in the coffin.
Because Hunter Biden’s life was turned upside down with this stunning court ruling.
Hunter Biden was indicted on criminal tax charges on Thursday, making it the second time the president’s son has been indictment since his father assumed office.
The prosecution’s special counsel, David Weiss, filed nine allegations against Biden in the Central District of California, saying that the first son failed to pay $1.4 million in federal taxes over a four-year period.
From 2016 to 2019, the charges include three felonies and six misdemeanors, including failing to pay taxes, failing to submit taxes, and filing false returns.
The accusations carry a possible punishment of up to 17 years in jail, but based on current sentencing processes, any sentence Hunter Biden receives could be significantly smaller.
According to the indictment, Biden cheated on his taxes and failed to pay what he owed while living a luxury lifestyle. The indictment details expenses for escorts, pornography, narcotics, fancy hotels, and even a Lamborghini.
“Rather than pay his taxes, the Defendant spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle,” according to the complaint.
The new charges come after Weiss, the United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, attempted to arrange a plea deal with Biden during the summer.
The first son agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanors for failing to pay taxes for two years and to enter into a pretrial diversion plan in order to avoid a felony weapons charge.
Weiss had filed the now-withdrawn misdemeanors in Delaware, but in a recent testimony obtained by the Washington Examiner, the U.S. attorney for the Central District of California told Congress that Weiss had recently spoken with him, indicating that Weiss was considering charges in that venue where Biden lived at the time of the alleged crimes.
The plea agreement, for its part, was thrown out after a judge expressed concerns about elements in it that she claimed could prohibit Biden from facing future charges, resulting in an impasse between Weiss and defense attorneys that ended any chance of a bargain.
In turn, Weiss requested special counsel status from Attorney General Merrick Garland, a designation that allows him to conduct the president’s son’s prosecution more autonomously, as well as bring charges in any district he chooses rather than being limited to his current district of Delaware.
Garland quickly granted the special counsel request, and Weiss’ first step was to resuscitate the gun issue, charging Biden with three felonies in September over allegations that he unlawfully obtained a pistol in 2018. The allegations against the president’s son have been dismissed.
However, tax charges have become a significantly more important concern.
Biden, according to the report, “engaged in a four-year scheme to not pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019, from in or about January 2017 through in or about October 15, 2020, and to evade the assessment of taxes for tax year 2018 when he filed false returns in or about February 2020,” Weiss wrote in his report.
Biden’s research had grown into a dive into his economic transactions almost five years ago.
Two IRS criminal investigators who were significantly involved in the case told Congress in the spring that the IRS and Weiss’ team were united in seeking to charge Biden with various tax-related felonies and misdemeanors from 2014 to 2019. According to the two whistleblowers, violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act were also “in play” at the time.
Republicans have accused the Justice Department of giving Biden special treatment because none of the charges have materialized.
Their concerns about the DOJ’s handling of the case have become part of a broader impeachment investigation into President Joe Biden over allegations that while he was vice president, he used his influence over foreign policy to help his son and other family members profit from lucrative foreign business deals.
Republicans have expressly discussed the possibility of charging Joe Biden with abuse of authority in an impeachment proceeding if evidence is revealed that he permitted his administration’s DOJ to obstruct the investigation into his son after he assumed office.
In a press release announcing the latest accusations, the DOJ stated that the investigation into Hunter Biden is still ongoing.
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