President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, will plead guilty in a deal to avoid jail time after he was charged with a gun felony and two tax misdemeanors.
Hunter Biden was charged Tuesday with illegally possessing a handgun in 2018 along with failing to pay federal taxes in 2017 and 2018.
“The first Information charges the defendant with tax offenses – namely, two counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax,” according to U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ letter. Weiss was nominated by former President Donald Trump in 2017 and left on the case by Attorney General Merrick Garland. “The second Information charges the defendant with a firearm offense – namely, one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.”
BREAKING: Hunter Biden is being charged w/ a gun felony and two tax misdemeanors.
He is pleading guilty to the tax offenses and entering into a pre-trial diversion agreement on the illegal possession of a gun https://t.co/rFQxN4IbWH pic.twitter.com/TL4xZl5fA6
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) June 20, 2023
Hunter has agreed to plead guilty to the tax misdemeanors and entered a probation agreement for the gun charge, Axios reported.
Weiss’ office said Tuesday that the investigation into Hunter remains ongoing, according to CBS News. One of Hunter’s attorneys told CBS in a statement it was his “understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter is resolved.”
Hunter is also under investigation by the House Oversight Committee for foreign business dealings.
The investigation into Hunter began in 2018 and focused on his overseas business dealings, according to The Washington Post. The investigation eventually narrowed, with several agencies investigating whether Biden reported all of his income and whether he lied on his paperwork to purchase a gun. The IRS’ investigation into Hunter was mostly completed in 2022, NBC News reported in April, citing an unnamed senior law enforcement source.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as information becomes available.