Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, is facing a series of 9 criminal charges in connection with an ongoing investigation into allegations of tax evasion by the Department of Justice (DOJ). The charges include failure to pay taxes, evasion of assessment, and filing false or fraudulent tax returns.
Hunter Biden is facing 9 criminal charges in a federal tax case, including failure to pay taxes and filing false returns. This is in connection with an ongoing investigation into his alleged tax evasion. These charges are separate from his previous indictment on gun charges. Hunter had previously entered into a plea deal for both cases, but it was rejected by a judge in July.
The DOJ Investigation and Hunter Biden’s Business Dealings
The charges against Hunter Biden come as a result of a new case launched by special counsel David Weiss, focusing on his business dealings overseas. Prosecutors allege that at one point, Hunter owed $2 million to the IRS, which was eventually repaid in 2021 with the help of a loan from a friend.
Previous Indictment on Gun Charges
This is not the first legal trouble that Hunter Biden has faced recently. In September, he was indicted on gun charges, which included making false statements in connection with the purchase of a firearm, making false statements to a federal firearms licensed dealer, and possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.
It’s worth noting that Hunter had previously reached a plea deal for both the federal tax case and the gun charges. However, the deal fell through in July after a judge rejected it.