Hunter Biden is scheduled for his first court date of 2024

by Hailey Gomez

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Hunter Biden is scheduled to appear in a California federal court on Jan. 11 after being charged for tax-related issues, according to Fox News.

Special Counsel David Weiss indicted Biden earlier in December, alleging that the president’s son had “a four-year scheme in which he chose not to pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019 and to evade the assessment of taxes for tax year 2018 when he filed false returns,” according to a DOJ press release. 

Since 2018, Weiss has been investigating Biden during his time as U.S. Attorney for Delaware.

However, following the revelation of the two IRS whistleblowers, Biden has since had new allegations piled against him. Weiss’s investigation has taken a year-long process, with both parties almost reaching a plea agreement before it fell apart, according to Just the News.

However, this is not the first time Weiss has brought forward charges against the president’s son. Earlier in September, Weiss indicted Biden on federal gun charges, claiming that he had made false statements in connection to buying the firearm as well as bringing forward concerns about his drug use during the time of owning the weapon. 

Biden eventually pleaded not guilty in October, with a possible trial for the charges in earlier 2024, the Associated Press reported.  

Since the allegations have been brought forward, Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, called the charges a bow from the special counsel to “Republican pressure.”  

“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,” Lowell stated, according to Fox News.

“First, U.S. Attorney Weiss bowed to Republican pressure to file unprecedented and unconstitutional gun charges to renege on a non-prosecution resolution.  Now, after five years of investigating with no new evidence — and two years after Hunter paid his taxes in full – the U.S. Attorney has piled on nine new charges when he had agreed just months ago to resolve this matter with a pair of misdemeanors,” Lowell continued.

The Central District of California’s court calendar had Biden set to appear before Magistrate Judge Alka around 1 p.m. PT at a Los Angeles courthouse, Fox News reported. If convicted, Biden could face a maximum of 17 years in prison, according to a press release.

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