Democrat President Joe Biden’s son Hunter has reached a deal to plead guilty to criminal charges 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 into a diversion program,
All told, Hunter will walk free with a slap on the wrist of two years probation and a diversion program.
Chris Clark, attorney for Hunter Biden said: “With the announcement of two agreements between my client, Hunter Biden, and the United 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.”
BREAKING: Hunter Biden has been charged with two tax misdemeanors and illegal possession of a firearm, pleading guilty to the first two and entering into a pre-trial diversion agreement on the latter, which will undoubtedly keep him out of jail. pic.twitter.com/tetPLIXQZl
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) June 20, 2023
Breaking news: President Biden’s son Hunter has reached a tentative agreement with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to two minor tax crimes and admit to the facts of a gun charge under terms that would likely keep him out of jail, according to court papers filed Tuesday.… pic.twitter.com/c9p3r1a0Di
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 20, 2023
🚨 “Hunter Biden has agreed to plead guilty to multiple criminal charges”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 20, 2023
According to NBC:
Last year, Biden 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 a 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.