(AmericanProsperity.com) – According to a Fox News June 20 report, Hunter Biden reached an agreement to plead guilty in the federal case arising from a years-long probe into his tax matters. The network reported that the president’s son also agreed to enter into a diversion agreement about another charge of unlawful possession of a weapon.
In a statement, the office of US Attorney for Delaware District David C. Weiss said that Hunter received taxable income exceeding “$1,500,000 annually” from 2017 to 2018. It added that even when he owed over $100,000 in federal income taxes these years, the president’s son didn’t pay.
About the weapon, the office said in its statement that Hunter illegally possessed a weapon from October 12th, 2018 through October 23rd. 2018. It pointed out that the president’s son had this firearm even when he knew he was addicted to “a controlled substance.”
If convicted, Hunter will face a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail for each of the tax charges, representing two years in total. The weapon charge for which he accepted a retrial diversion program carries a prison penalty of 10 years. The Department of Justice explained on its website that these programs try to redirect offenders to alternative service systems and supervision like substance abuse treatment or mental health. The DOJ points out that those who complete these programs may have favorable outcomes such as the reduction of charges or even the total rejection of them.
The president’s son has been under federal investigation because of this tax matter since 2018. That investigation started after the discovery of “suspicious activity reports” about numerous funds from China and other countries around the world.
In 2020, Fox News reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation subpoenaed a hard drive and a laptop that belonged to Hunter Biden, in connection with a money-laundering probe in 2019. The president’s son acknowledged he was being investigated because of this tax issue a couple of weeks before the 2020 presidential election.
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