Hunter Biden entered a Delaware courthouse for his first court appearance in relation to his tax misdemeanor charges Wednesday.
The president’s son is expected to plead guilty to the charges coming from a federal investigation into his taxes. Biden was spotted entering the courthouse in the morning and is set to appear before Judge Maryellen Noreika at 10:00 a.m.
Biden was charged in June with failing to pay federal taxes in 2017 and 2018, as well as illegally possessing a handgun in 2018.
Biden agreed to a plea deal with the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the tax misdemeanors. The plea deal, if approved by a judge, would allow the first son to avoid jail time for charges related to illegally possessing a handgun.
“The first Information charges the defendant with tax offenses – namely, two counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax,” U.S. Attorney David Weiss wrote in a letter in June. Weiss was appointed by former President Donald Trump and was kept on by the Biden administration.“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.” (RELATED: NO JAIL TIME: Hunter Biden Pleads Guilty In Deal To Avoid Jail)
In June and May, two IRS whistleblowers testified before the House Ways and Means Committee about how the investigation into Biden’s taxes was allegedly impeded by the DOJ.
“Back in 2002, he filed his Form 1040 late-filing and owing over $100,000 in taxes; 2003, owed more than $100,000 dollars in taxes; 2004, late-filed and owed more than $20,000 in taxes; and then 2005, late filed his personal return and owed over $100,000 in taxes,” the whistleblower testified.