According to an official submission by the Justice Department, Hunter Biden, the son of President Biden, has reached a preliminary arrangement in a federal examination regarding tax matters.
As part of this arrangement, Hunter Biden will enter a guilty plea for two minor tax offenses and confess to the possession of an illegal firearm, which will be considered a felony. The plea will also recognize that his involvement in drug use played a role in the firearm-related crime.
A pretrial diversion agreement will be established for Hunter Biden, obligating him to refrain from drug usage and refrain from committing further offenses for a period of two years. Successful adherence to these conditions will result in the dismissal of the firearm charge.
🚨 “Hunter Biden has agreed to plead guilty to multiple criminal charges”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 20, 2023
The plea agreement is currently pending approval from a federal judge in Delaware, and no date has been set for the hearing. The tax charges are related to Hunter Biden’s failure to fulfill his tax obligations in 2017 and 2018, which he has since completely reimbursed. The firearm charge arises from his possession of a handgun while being a drug user in 2018.
Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss has been leading the investigation into Hunter Biden since at least 2018. The agreement arrives amidst criticism of the Justice Department by Republican candidates and congressional members, who allege that it has been misused by the Biden administration. The White House denies any claims of political interference. This plea agreement is anticipated to bring closure to the investigation into Hunter Biden’s international business activities.
Throughout this process, Hunter Biden has frequently attended his father’s events at the White House, and President Biden has consistently defended his son, maintaining that he has committed no wrongdoing and has had no involvement in his son’s business affairs. The plea agreement represents a significant milestone in the ongoing investigation.