The Justice Department said in court documents on Tuesday that Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, will enter guilty pleas to two tax-related infractions and reached an agreement with federal prosecutors to resolve a felony firearms charge.
Documents submitted by the US Attorney in Delaware indicate that a plea bargain has been reached.
He must consent to drug testing and treatment.
He will probably avoid jail time thanks to the provisions of the agreement.
He still has a theoretical maximum sentence of one year in jail for each tax accusation and ten years in jail for the weapons charge, according to a statement from the justice department.
Hunter Biden’s plea agreement was criticized by Donald Trump as a “slap on the wrist.”. In a posting on his Truth Social website, he called the Justice Department corrupt and compared the charges to “a mere ‘traffic ticket.’” “Our system is BROKEN!” he wrote.
According to Nbcnews.com, The decision by U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who was nominated by President Donald Trump in 2018, indicates an end to the sweeping, five-year investigation by federal prosecutors, FBI agents and IRS officials into Hunter Biden’s conduct. The Biden administration has kept Weiss in place in order to avoid having a U.S. attorney appointed by the president oversee his son’s criminal case.
Weiss’s office said in a statement, “Hunter Biden received taxable income in excess of $1,500,000 annually in calendar years 2017 and 2018. Despite owing in excess of $100,000 in federal income taxes each year, he did not pay the income tax due for either year.” Regarding the gun charge, the statement said, “from on or about October 12, 2018 through October 23, 2018, Hunter Biden possessed a firearm despite knowing he was an unlawful user of and addicted to a controlled substance.” Weiss’s office also said that its investigation of Biden is ongoing.