Hunter Biden Enters Plea Agreement in Tax and Gun Case

By Allan Lengel

Hunter Biden, the much-maligned son of the president, has agreed to plead guilty to two minor tax counts, and admit to unlawful possession of a gun by a user or someone addicted to drugs.

Hunter Biden (Photo: Center for Strategic & International Studies)

The U.S. Attorney in Delaware on Tuesday filed charges and a notice with the court about the agreement, which is likely to allow the 53-year-old to avoid serving time on all the allegations.

The charges filed in a criminal information cap a probe that began in 2018 under the Trump Justice Department. Ultimately, it will be up to a federal judge whether to accept the agreement.

It may quiet some critics who were skeptical that the Biden Justice Department would ever charge Hunter. Others may feel that the DOJ missed indicting him on more substantial charges and let him off too easy.

The plea agreement is not likely to derail, or for that matter impact efforts by the Republican-led House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, which is investigating the Biden family, but has yet to come up with anything of substance.

The Washington Post reports that Hunter Biden has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges stemming from failure to pay taxes in 2017 and 2018 totaling about $1.2 million. Citing unnamed sources, The Post reports that prosecutors are expected to recommend probation for those counts.

In the gun case, the U.S. Attorney’s letter notes that Biden has agreed to enter a pretrial diversion program, which generally means not serving time.

Read U.S. Attorney Letter

Read Tax Charges

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