Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son, has reached a preliminary agreement with the Justice Department regarding tax issues, according to an official document. As part of the deal, he has agreed to admit to two minor tax offenses and possessing an illegal firearm, which will be classified as a felony. The plea also establishes that drug use was a contributing factor in the firearm-related offence.
🚨 “Hunter Biden has agreed to plead guilty to multiple criminal charges”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 20, 2023
BREAKING: Hunter Biden has been charged with two tax misdemeanors and illegal possession of a firearm, pleading guilty to the first two and entering into a pre-trial diversion agreement on the latter, which will undoubtedly keep him out of jail. pic.twitter.com/tetPLIXQZl
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 20, 2023
The agreement stipulates that Hunter Biden must adhere to specific conditions for a span of two years, including refraining from drug use and avoiding further criminal activity, in order to have the firearm charge dismissed. The plea deal requires approval from a federal judge in Delaware and, as of yet, no hearing date has been set.
The investigation into Hunter Biden’s international business dealings, led by Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss since 2018, has been controversial, with Republican candidates and officials accusing the Justice Department of political bias. The White House, however, has denied any involvement or political interference.
Hunter Biden’s frequent presence at the White House throughout the investigation has brought much attention to the issue. Despite this, President Biden has staunchly supported his son, insisting that he has done nothing wrong and has not had any involvement in his son’s business dealings. The latest agreement is expected to finally bring closure to Hunter Biden’s ongoing legal troubles.