Hunter Biden Indicted on 9 Tax Charges
Summary from the AllSides News Team
Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, was indicted Thursday night on nine tax charges.
The Details: The 56-page indictment includes three felony charges and six misdemeanor tax offenses, including fraudulent tax returns, evasion of assessment, and failure to file and pay taxes. Biden faces up to 17 years in prison if convicted. It's the second set of charges against Hunter Biden, who was indicted in September on gun charges. The indictment details how Biden spent over $4.9 million between 2016 and 2019, including $683,212 on "payments to various women," $397,530 on clothes, and $188,960 on "adult entertainment," all while failing to pay taxes.
Key Quotes: "The Defendant engaged in a four-year scheme to not pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019," wrote special counsel David Weiss, who's leading the investigation.
For Context: House Republicans have ordered Biden to be privately deposed next week in their investigation of alleged corruption and influence-peddling by him and his father. He has refused and instead offered to testify publicly, which Republicans rejected and said could only come after his deposition.
How the Media Covered It: Right-rated sources covered the news as a top story Friday morning. Left-rated sources covered it less prominently. Both Daily Beast (Left bias) and New York Post (Lean Right bias) highlighted a quote from Weiss saying Hunter Biden "spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle rather than paying his tax bills."
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From the CenterHunter Biden Indicted on Tax Charges
Hunter Biden was indicted on nine tax charges Thursday, in a case that adds a new layer of legal peril for President Biden’s son as he faces continued congressional scrutiny and a separate prosecution on felony gun charges.
The indictment from a grand jury seated in Los Angeles sets up another case with the potential for a trial coinciding with the president’s re-election campaign.
The charges come as House Republicans threatened to hold the younger Biden in contempt in a standoff over whether he will submit to closed-door questioning next week as part...
From the LeftHunter Biden Smacked With New Federal Tax Charges in Los Angeles
Federal prosecutors in California filed a new criminal case against Hunter Biden on Thursday, indicting him on nine charges, including three felony counts, according to court documents.
The 56-page indictment—the second filed against President Joe Biden’s son this year—alleges that Biden evaded tax assessments, filed false or fraudulent tax forms, and failed to file and pay taxes.
The indictment claims Biden failed to pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed taxes from 2016 through 2019, and that he evaded tax assessment in 2018 when he filed false returns.
From the RightHunter Biden faces 17 years in prison after spending millions on lavish, hard-partying lifestyle while dodging taxes: special counsel
Hunter Biden was indicted Thursday on nine charges — including three felonies — in part for allegedly dodging more than $1 million in taxes while living a hard-partying, “extravagant” life over a four-year period.
The three felonies leveled against President Biden’s 53-year-old son — who faces a maximum penalty of 17 years in prison if convicted on all counts — include one count tax evasion for his 2018 personal taxes and two counts of filing a false return for his 2018 personal taxes and on a corporate income tax return...