The US Department of Justice has filed a new indictment against Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, accusing him of failing to pay more than $1.4 million in federal taxes. This latest accusation comes as Biden faces ongoing scrutiny over his business dealings and lavish lifestyle.
Accusations against him have been pending for some time, and the investigation has been ongoing for a long time. The indictment, filed in a California district court, details three felony and six misdemeanor tax violations that Biden allegedly committed between 2016 and 2019.
During this period, prosecutors allege that Biden failed to pay taxes despite generating substantial income, including nearly $2.3 million from his seat on the board of directors of Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
$70K for drug rehab
Instead of meeting his tax obligations, the indictment alleges that Biden spent lavishly on a variety of personal expenses, including drugs, escorts, luxury hotels, exotic cars and more. The document even specifies that over $70,000 was spent on drug rehabilitation programs, raising further questions about Biden's well-documented battle with substance abuse.
The indictment marks the second criminal case against Biden in recent months. In October, he pleaded not guilty in a Delaware court to a charge that he lied about his drug use when purchasing a firearm. The current tax charges, however, carry significantly more weight, potentially leading to up to 17 years in prison if convicted.
The President of the USA supports the investigation and the indictment
The investigation into Biden's tax affairs has been ongoing for several years and has fueled heated political debate. Republicans have used the allegations to criticize the Biden administration, saying it lacks transparency and accountability.
However, the White House maintains that President Biden is not involved in his son's affairs and respects the ongoing legal process. Although Joe Biden did not publicly comment on the situation in this way, the fact that he verbally confirmed that the law is the same for every person is pleasing.
We do not know when Hunter Biden will appear in court to address the recent allegations. This latest development undoubtedly adds another layer of complexity to the political and legal landscape of the Biden family.