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Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to two minor tax offenses

 Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to two minor tax offenses

Hunter Biden pleads not guilty to two minor tax offenses

Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, was expected to plead guilty to two minor tax offenses and avoid prison, but after derailing a deal with federal prosecutors in a Delaware court, he pleaded 'not guilty', according to the Washington Post. requested to be.

Hunter Biden previously struck a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of failing to pay federal taxes on time in 2017 and 2018 and to keep the gun charge off his record and avoid jail time — provided He fulfills the conditions including staying for a period of two years. 

De-addiction and not buying a firearm, The Washington Post reports. On Wednesday, when a federal judge asked Hunter Biden if he would plead guilty knowing he could still face additional charges, he said, "No."

In the courtroom, prosecutors said it was always part of the deal. Hunter Biden's attorney, Chris Clark, lashed out at him, saying, "Then we got it wrong, we're breaking it down."

After the failure of the divisional agreements — a deal between Hunter Biden and prosecutors — according to The Washington Post, the judge asked both sides to work out how the deal was structured and when it could pass constitutional muster. If so, submit it again.

If his attorneys and prosecutors can't find a way to revive the plea deal, he could eventually face criminal trial on the tax charges. It added that in theory he could also be charged with illegally purchasing a gun.

The Trump-era Justice Department launched an investigation into Hunter Biden in 2018, and the probe has steadily expanded into whether he violated money laundering and foreign lobbying laws with his multimillion-dollar foreign business deals.

 Federal investigators also looked into Hunter Biden's unpaid taxes and huge expenses, which came amid his struggle with drug addiction.

Hunter Biden has always been at odds with his father's politics. Starting with the 2020 election, Joe Biden's critics have pounced on every outrageous detail about Hunter Biden's life to paint a picture of a distasteful, corrupt family, reports The Washington Post.

Hunter Biden has struggled with debt and addiction.


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