Hunter Biden Charged With Tax Misdemeanors, Gun Felony
Summary from AllSides News Team
Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, has been charged with failing to pay his taxes on time in 2017 and 2018, and with illegally possessing a handgun.
Key Details: According to court papers filed on Tuesday, Hunter Biden plans to plead guilty to the charges in a plea agreement reached with prosecutors. He's expected to appear and be arraigned in a Delaware federal court in the coming week, and could face two years of probation.
Key Quote: “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,” Christopher Clark, a lawyer for the younger Biden, said in a statement.
For Context: The agreement will likely be the end of the Justice Department's investigation into Hunter Biden, and it may prompt Republican lawmakers to probe the Biden family further.
How the Media Covered it: Sources across the political spectrum covered the news as a top story Tuesday, with many noting that Hunter Biden will continue to be at the center of a House Oversight and Accountability Committee investigation.
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From the LeftHunter Biden charged with failing to pay federal income tax and illegally having a weapon
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter has been charged with failing to pay federal income tax and illegally possessing a weapon and has reached an agreement with the Justice Department, according to a letter filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware.
As part of the agreement, made public Tuesday, Hunter Biden will plead guilty to misdemeanor tax offenses and is expected to reach an agreement with prosecutors on the felony charge of illegally possessing a firearm as a drug user. It is somewhat unusual to resolve a federal criminal case at the same time...
From the CenterHunter Biden agrees to plea agreement on federal tax, gun charges
Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son, will plead guilty to tax crimes in a plea deal with prosecutors, and he reached a diversion agreement relating to unlawful possession of a weapon, according to court papers filed Tuesday.
The plea deal, which must be accepted by a judge, likely would keep Hunter Biden out of jail.
Biden, 53, has been under investigation for tax matters since 2018. He reportedly paid off his tax liability in 2020, a sum that surpassed $1 million.
Biden was charged with two counts of willful failure to pay income tax. The...
From the RightHunter Biden Charged with Felony Gun Possession, Tax Misdemeanors
President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was charged Tuesday with illegally possessing a handgun and failing to pay his taxes on time in 2017 and 2018, multiple outlets reported.
Hunter has agreed to plead guilty on the two tax misdemeanors, Axios reported, and will enter a probation agreement that, if violated, would result in his being prosecuted for possessing a handgun while intoxicated in 2018, a felony charge.
While the plea deal must still be approved by a federal judge, it could bring an end to a federal investigation that has captivated elected...