Hunter Biden has agreed to plead guilty in the federal case stemming from his federal tax issues.
He will plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax and also agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion agreement regarding a separate charge of possession of a firearm.
He falsely represented that he did not have a substance addiction in order to purchase a gun in 2018. He lied when he answered in the negative that he was not "an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?"
“Hunter Biden "received taxable income in excess of $1,500,000 annually in calendar years 2017 and 2018,” said U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware David C. Weiss.
"Despite owing in excess of $100,000 in federal income taxes each year, he did not pay the income tax due for either year," Weiss' office stated. "According to the firearm Information, from on or about October 12, 2018 through October 23, 2018, Hunter Biden possessed a firearm despite knowing he was an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance."
Biden could face a maximum penalty of two years in prison - 12 months for each tax charge. There is a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on the firearm charge. Biden has agreed to a pretrial diversion program as to the firearm charge.
"A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors," Weiss' office said. "The investigation is ongoing.”
The president’s son’s criminal counsel, Chris Clark of Clark Smith Villazor, said that “…it is my understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter is resolved” as a result of these two agreements.
"Hunter will take responsibility for two instances of misdemeanor failure to file tax payments when due pursuant to a plea agreement," Clark said. "A firearm charge, which will be subject to a pretrial diversion agreement and will not be the subject of the plea agreement, will also be filed by the Government."
"The President and First Lady love their son and support him as he continues to rebuild his life," White House spokesperson Ian Sams said in a statement. "We will have no further comment."
Separate from these two issues is the FBI and the Justice Department possession of a document describing a criminal financial kick-back to Hunter Biden and then Vice President Joe Biden by a foreign national for a favorable US policy interest decision. The House Oversight Committee is pushing forward with their investigation on that matter.
The White House on Wednesday slammed the kick-back accusations as "unfounded, unproven, politically-motivated attacks against the president and his family" made "without offering evidence for their claims or evidence of decisions influenced by anything other than U.S. interests."
That sounds similar to what 2016 presidential candidate and now, President Biden has said in the past about Hunter Biden’s investigations.
“My son did nothing wrong,” was Joe Biden’s mantra for years.
Today, Hunter Biden’s IRS plea and gun discretion agreement, still waiting approval by the court, proves that candidate and President Joe Biden lied.
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