Headline RoundupJune 20th, 2023

Hunter Biden Charged With Tax Misdemeanors, Gun Felony

Summary from the 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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