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Federal Prosecutors Hit Hunter Biden with New Criminal Charges

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Thursday in California, the Department of Justice indicted Hunter Biden in connection with unpaid taxes spanning the years 2016 to 2020, as stated in a charging document submitted by federal prosecutors.

The indictment, comprising six misdemeanors and three felonies, alleges that the son of President Joe Biden spent millions of dollars he owed the Internal Revenue Service on everything but a lavish lifestyle.

In addition to tax evasion, he is also accused of submitting a fraudulent tax return.

Special counsel David Weiss filed the 56-page indictment, which alleges that Hunter Biden owed $1.2 million in taxes, which was subsequently repaid by his attorney, Kevin Morris, a personal acquaintance.

Weiss argued that Biden falsified tax documents while earning millions of dollars from business transactions in China, Ukraine, and Romania at the time.

The prosecutor said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press that Hunter Biden “spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle rather than paying his tax bills.”

“Between 2016 and October 15, 2020, the Defendant individually received more than $7 million in total gross income. This included in excess of $1.5 million in 2016, $2.3 million in 2017, $2.1 million in 2018, $1 million in 2019 and approximately $188,000 from January through October 15, 2020,” the indictment said.

“In addition, from January through October 15, 2020, the Defendant received approximately $1.2 million in financial support to fund his extravagant lifestyle,” it said.

The federal government alleged that throughout the relevant years, Hunter Biden had opportunities to pay his tax obligation but declined to do so.

“In 2018, the Defendant spent more than $1.8 million on personal expenses rather than pay his individual income taxes for 2017 even though they were due in April 2018,” prosecutors alleged.

Biden allegedly withdrew $772,000 in cash from his bank account, spent $383,000 “in payments to women,” and spent an additional more than $150,000 on apparel for himself, as opposed to paying the IRS for the year.

Additionally, the indictment detailed a $1,500 Venmo transaction involving Hunter Biden and a prostitute, which Biden claimed was for “artwork.”

Prosecutors asserted that Hunter Biden spent $11,500 on two nights of escort services in the same year, and that he spent over $27,000 on internet pornography during the time he was delinquent.

“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,” the indictment said.

Hunter Biden contributed a portion of his income to his adult daughter’s support.

If convicted, the president’s son could face up to seventeen years in prison, according to Newsweek.

When asked about the indictment, a Hunter Biden attorney stated that the allegations were political in nature.

“Based on the facts and the law, if Hunter’s last name was anything other than Biden, the charges in Delaware, and now California, would not have been brought,” attorney Abbe Lowell told the AP.

The indictment was lodged several months subsequent to the termination of a favorable plea agreement between prosecutors in Delaware and Hunter Biden’s attorneys earlier this year.

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