Between 2016 and Oct. 15, 2020, the defendant spent this money on drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels and rental properties, exotic cars, clothing, and other items of a personal nature, in short, everything but his taxes.Written in the indictment filed by U.S. Special Counsel David Weiss in California, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, charging the President’s son with three felonies and six misdemeanors.
Why It Matters: This is the second federal indictment against the President’s son who also faces three federal gun related charges in the state of Delaware. Hunter Biden is the first child of a sitting president to be indicted on criminal charges that include “evasion of a tax assessment, failure to file and pay taxes, and filing a false or fraudulent tax return …” (The New York Times).
Hunter Biden’s lawyers deny all these charges: “Based on the facts and the law, if Hunter’s last name was anything other than Biden, the charges in Delaware, and now California, would not have been brought.”
Context: The investigation into Hunter Biden dates back many years. David Weiss, the U.S. attorney for the state of Delaware, now serves as special counsel for the government’s investigation (he serves in both roles). Weiss and Biden’s lawyers had agreed to a plea deal earlier in 2023 that fell apart. The investigation into Hunter Biden remains ongoing and additional charges could be filed.
by Jenna Lee,