Hunter Biden, the embattled son of President Joe Biden, has now been slapped with 9 additional felony charges stemming from a federal investigation into potential tax violations. How corrupt does a person have to be in order to finally get recompense for breaking the law? Any normal American would have already been tossed in the clink for a decade, no questions asked. Especially for not paying taxes. Nothing gets Uncle Sam more motivated to throw his authority around than being denied his cash flow.
According to a report from everyone’s least favorite news organization, CNN, said that the younger son of the president was hit with charges such as failure to file and pay taxes; evasion of assessment; and false fraudulent tax returns. Again, imagine a conservative individual was found to have violated tax law in this manner. They would be locked up right away.
David Weiss, the special counsel appointed to the investigation, recently impaneled a grand jury in the city of Los Angeles to look over the evidence related to the crime.
“The Defendant engaged in a four-year scheme to not pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019,” prosecutors went on to say in court documents, also stating that he “willfully failed” to pay the taxes he owed “despite having access to funds to pay some or all of these taxes.”
Here’s more from the Daily Wire:
Prosecutors said that Hunter Biden made more than $7 million during that time span, which included money that he received from Burisma, CEFC China Energy, and others.
“Between 2016 and October 15, 2020, the Defendant spent this money on drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels and rental properties, exotic cars, clothing, and other items of a personal nature, in short, everything but his taxes,” prosecutors zinged. That’s a pretty massive burn. Every word of it is true, which makes it sting all the more. When you look at all of that stuff, it makes you wonder how in the world Joe Biden could fail so bad as a father. Hey, say what you will about Trump, but his kids — as far as we know — have not turned out this bad. The proof is in the pudding they say.
Hunter Biden was indicted on federal gun charges in September after the prosecutors and Hunter Biden’s legal team failed to reach an agreement on a plea deal that fell apart in August. The agreement fell apart after U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika questioned the limits of Hunter’s immunity under the deal.
Hunter Biden was charged with three crimes related to false statements made on a federal application to purchase a firearm. The charges relate to a time when, in October 2018, Hunter claimed he was clean of drugs to purchase a handgun. He later wrote in his memoir that he was addicted to crack cocaine at the time.
Now, let’s hope Hunter Biden actually faces real consequences for his actions and is made to understand that he is not above the law. No one is. Or at least, no one should be. However, the two-tiered system of justice in the United States has caused that foundational principle to crumble into dust over the last few years. Time to rebuild.
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