Hunter Biden Ready to Plead Guilty to Tax Misconduct Charges

There is an interesting development in Hunter Biden's case. On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, Hunter Biden, is ready to plead guilty to tax misconduct charges. His move is part of a deal that allows him to avoid punishment on gun-related charges. Hunter Biden himself is the son of United States President Joe Biden.

Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, departs the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building on July 26, 2023 in Wilmington, Delaware (Photo: Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images)

Biden's son paid no taxes on more than $1.5 million in income in 2017 and 2018, even though he owed more than $100,000, prosecutors charged.

In addition to the tax case, Hunter Biden has also been indicted on other charges

He was also charged in a separate case with unlawful possession of a firearm while addicted to and using a banned substance.

Under an agreement with federal prosecutors in Delaware, Hunter Biden has signed a pretrial transfer agreement for the charges. It is an alternative to prosecution that allows the defendant to avoid punishment or imprisonment.

Also, read: Hunter Biden, US President's Son, Admits Criminal Case of Tax Evasion.

The hearing, at 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday, will take place as Democratic President Biden is campaigning for the 2024 election. Biden could potentially run against former President Donald Trump, the frontrunner for the Republican nomination.

Republicans have for years accused Hunter Biden of using his father's political power for personal gain in his dealings in Ukraine and China. An investigation by U.S. Attorney David Weiss of Delaware, a Trump appointee, has not found any evidence to support the claim.

News of a plea deal in June sparked accusations of partiality for the president's son. The allegations prompted a criminal investigation by Weiss, which deviated from his usual practice. He remained in office to continue the investigation after Biden defeated Trump in the 2020 election.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland denied the special treatment allegations and said Weiss was given full autonomy to investigate Hunter Biden. Weiss also said he faced no interference.

Hunter Biden works as a lobbyist, lawyer, consultant, investment banker, and artist. He has openly discussed his struggles with addiction, including alcoholism and cocaine use.

Trump has criticized Hunter Biden's deal with prosecutors as a mere "traffic ticket." The former president himself has been indicted in New York for allegedly falsifying business records to cover up bribe payments to porn stars and faces federal criminal charges in Florida over handling classified documents after leaving office in 2021.

The tax charges can carry sentences of up to 18 months, but legal experts say Hunter Biden is unlikely to face jail time because he has no prior criminal history and has accepted responsibility for his actions.

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