Hunter Biden Is Finally Indicted On Nine TaxRelated Charges

The Department of Justice has indicted first son Hunter Biden on nine charges related to his failure to pay taxes.

According to the indictment filed in California, the president’s son spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle while failing to pay his taxes. The indictment also accused the first son of willfully failing to pay his taxes for the years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 even though he had enough money to pay them.

The indictment revealed that Hunter included false business deductions in his 2018 tax filing in order to evade the assessment of taxes to reduce the substantial tax liabilities he faced. Prosecutors alleged that the first son subverted the payroll and tax withholding process of his company by withdrawing millions of dollars outside of its payroll and tax withholding process.

Hunter Biden now faces a minimum of 17 years in federal prison if convicted of the nine charges. 

Hunter’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, hit back at the indictment, arguing that his client would not have been charged if his last name was not Biden.

“Based on the facts and the law, if Hunter’s last name was anything other than Biden, the charges in Delaware, and now California, would not have been brought,” Lowell said in a statement. “First, U.S. Attorney Weiss bowed to Republican pressure to file unprecedented and unconstitutional gun charges to renege on a non-prosecution resolution. Now, after five years of investigating with no new evidence – and two years after Hunter paid his taxes in full – the U.S. Attorney has piled on nine new charges when he had agreed just months ago to resolve this matter with a pair of misdemeanors.”  

The indictment came after years of investigation conducted by Special Counsel David Weiss. Weiss initially declined to charge the first son with any serious crime, instead choosing to hand Hunter a sweetheart plea deal.

The deal would have given Hunter Biden blanket immunity from future investigations with no jail time. However, the deal fell apart after a Delaware federal judge declined to sign it.