Scandalous first son Hunter Biden has reached a deal to plead guilty in tax and gun cases multiple media outlets are reporting.
The court papers claim Biden has tentatively agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges of failure to pay in 2017 and 2018. The tax liability he faces is around $1.2 million.
Prosecutors plan to recommend a sentence of probation for those counts while Biden claims he borrowed money from a friend to pay his back taxes. Additionally, Biden will admit to illegally possessing a weapon following his 2018 purchase of a handgun while high on crack. As part of that admission, he expects to be entered in a diversion program,
All told Hunter will get two years probation and enter a diversion program.
Chris Clark, attorney for Hunter Biden said: “With the announcement of two agreements between my client, Hunter Biden, and the Unites States Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware, it is my understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter is resolved.
“Hunter will take responsibility for two instances of misdemeanor failure to file tax payments when due pursuant to a plea agreement.
“A firearm charge, which will be subject to a pretrial diversion agreement and will not be the subject of the plea agreement, will also be filed by the Government.
“I know Hunter believes it is important to take responsibility for these mistakes he made during a period of turmoil and addiction in his life. He looks forward to continuing his recovery and moving forward.”
According to NBC:
Last year, Biden has paid the outstanding taxes that he owed for 2017 and 2018, the years named in the charges.
The felony gun possession charge will be resolved in what is known as pre-trial diversion agreement, where charges are dropped if certain conditions are met by a defendant, such as not committing a crime for a given time period.
The specific conditions in Biden’s gun case were not disclosed in the court documents.
A judge will schedule a date for an arraignment within the next several weeks. Hunter Biden is expected to self-surrender to Delaware authorities and will be processed by U.S. Marshals there.