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Hunter Biden Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

President Joe Biden’s son Hunter confirmed that he would plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax for 2017 and 2018 (during which he earned more than $3 million) at an upcoming trial.

“Despite owing in excess of $100,000 in federal income taxes each year, [Hunter] did not pay the income tax due for either year,” stated the office of David C. Weiss, US Attorney for the District of Delaware. The maximum prison sentence for this crime is 24 months, though the plea deal is expected to keep Hunter out of jail. The Justice Department is expected to recommend a probationary period of two years.

Hunter also faces a felony gun charge and has agreed to enter a pretrial diversion program to minimize sentencing. 

“From on or about October 12th, 2018, through October 23rd, 2018, Hunter Biden possessed a firearm despite knowing he was an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance,” said Weiss’s office.

As described in his memoir Beautiful Things, Hunter purchased a Colt Cobra 38SPL revolver in 2018 despite being addicted to cocaine. During the purchase, he confirmed on paper that he was not “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.”

The illicit firearm was discovered in a dumpster in Delaware and is believed to have been placed there by Hallie Biden, the widow of Hunter’s late brother Beau. Hunter and Hallie were in a relationship at the time.

According to the Department of Justice, completion of the diversion program may result in “declination of charges, dismissal or reduction of charges, or a more favorable recommendation at sentencing.” 

While Hunter’s criminal counsel (Chris Clark) seems to believe that his client’s admission of guilt will bring an end to the investigation, it seems to me that the president’s son may be cooperating to avoid more serious charges.

The probe into Hunter’s financial affairs began in 2018 when authorities found a series of suspicious activity reports regarding funds from foreign nations and has involved:

  • The contents of a laptop were abandoned at a repair shop in 2019 (and the liberal media’s resulting cover-up of the story despite its authenticity).
  • Accusations of corruption, influence peddling, bribery, and money laundering.
  • Suspicious goings-on in China and Ukraine, including money transfers from CCP-linked individuals to members of the Biden family.

A judge has not yet been assigned to process Hunter’s plea agreements formally, nor has a date been set. In a press release this week, Weiss confirmed the investigation was still “ongoing.”

Author’s Note: This ordeal is reminiscent of the Hilary Clinton email server fiasco. She was released with no punishment despite traitorous activities that violated US law and put national security at risk.

In the words of House Rep. James Comer (R-KY), “Hunter Biden is getting away with a slap on the wrist when growing evidence uncovered by the House Oversight Committee reveals the Bidens engaged in a pattern of corruption, influence peddling, and possibly bribery…These charges against Hunter Biden and sweetheart plea deal have no impact on the Oversight Committee’s investigation. We will not rest until the full extent of President Biden’s involvement in the family’s schemes are revealed.”

This article was originally posted on Punching Bag News

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