Hunter Biden has reportedly expressed his intention to leave the United States if former President Donald Trump wins the 2024 presidential election. This statement reflects the often tumultuous nature of President Joe Biden’s son, who currently faces serious legal issues, including 42 years in prison for tax and gun-related charges.
Federal prosecutors have recently filed nine new tax-related criminal charges against Hunter Biden, including three felony counts, as part of a long-running Department of Justice investigation into the 53-year-old presidential son.
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The latest indictment pertains to his failure to file and pay taxes, tax evasion, and filing a false return. The 56-page court document alleges that Hunter engaged in a four-year scheme to evade at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes for the tax years 2016 through 2019. It also alleges that he spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle instead of meeting his tax obligations.
The charges were filed by David Weiss, who was nominated as U.S. attorney by Trump in 2017 and designated as a special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland in August to oversee the investigations into Hunter.
Hunter’s defense attorney, Abbe Lowell, argued that the charges were politically motivated, claiming that if Hunter’s last name were anything other than Biden, these charges would not have been brought. Lowell also accused Weiss of succumbing to Republican pressure and emphasized that no new evidence had been uncovered.
Hunter Biden was previously charged in a Delaware court in September with three criminal counts related to lying about his drug use when purchasing a firearm in 2018, to which he pleaded not guilty. These charges, along with the recent tax-related charges, have emerged shortly after the collapse of a misdemeanor plea deal that Hunter had negotiated with prosecutors in an attempt to avoid jail time.
These charges are expected to have legal implications for the 2024 presidential election, where Joe Biden is anticipated to face off against Donald Trump. Trump currently leads Biden in various state and nationwide polls, including critical swing states, according to Morning Consult, CNN, and NBC News. Hunter’s legal issues have also played a role in the recent impeachment inquiry against his father, as the House voted to authorize an investigation into the Biden family’s financial dealings.