President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, will plead guilty to two tax misdemeanors and entered a deal with federal prosecutors to resolve another felony gun charge, in order to avoid or at least, minimize prison time.
According to sources, the Justice Department will recommend a sentence of probation for the two counts of failing to pay taxes in a timely matter for the years 2017 and 2018, as part of the plea agreement.
Hunter Biden owed over $100,000 in federal taxes for 2017, and another $100,000 plus, in 2018, and did not pay what was due to the Internal Revenue Service by the deadlines.
Hunter Biden’s attorney, Christopher Clark, in a statement, said that the plea deal with federal prosecutors will “resolve” the Justice Department’s criminal probe against his client.
“Hunter will take responsibility for two instances of misdemeanor failure to file tax payments when due pursuant to a plea agreement,” Clark said.
“A firearm charge, which will be subject to a pretrial diversion agreement and will not be the subject of the plea agreement, will also be filed by the Government. 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.”
“He looks forward to continuing his recovery and moving forward.”
Hunter Biden’s gun travails started in 2018 when his then-girlfriend threw his gun into a dumpster in Wilmington. Hunter, in an interview in 2021 confessed to being addicted to drugs. Prosecutors then started investigating the incident because he might have broken federal law when he bought the firearm.
Federal law prohibits anyone who uses or is addicted to illegal drugs to purchase firearms.
Federal prosecutors also investigated if Hunter Biden might have made a false statement in relation to purchasing the gun.
The plea deal however came with its drawbacks, sparking criticism from Republicans of the Biden administration and the Justice Department who relate it to the 37-count federal criminal indictment brought against former president Donald Trump for his alleged mishandling of classified documents.
“The President and First Lady love their son and support him as he continues to rebuild his life. We will have no further comment,” White House spokesman Ian Sams said in a statement.
Trump, who pleaded not guilty to his indictment reacted to the development on his Truth social media.
‘Wow! The corrupt Biden DOJ just cleared up hundreds of years of criminal liability by giving Hunter Biden a mere “traffic ticket.” Our system is BROKEN!” He said.