Hunter’s Tax Evasion Charges

Hunter’s Tax Evasion Charges


Los Angeles, US, Apr 1 (EFE).-

A judge rejected multiple motions by Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, to dismiss charges against him in a court in California for alleged evasion of taxes.

District Judge Mark Scarsi, who seemed skeptical of Hunter Biden’s arguments at a hearing held in Los Angeles last week, denied eight motions to dismiss the charges on Monday.

Hunter Biden, 52, is accused of not having paid approximately $1.4 million in federal taxes over a four-year period between 2016 and 2019.

He has pleaded not guilty to all the nine charges he faces, including failure to file and pay taxes and false or fraudulent tax returns, according to court documents.

David Weiss, who previously filed a three-count indictment against the son of the Democratic president in mid-2023, also led this indictment.

In the previous indictment, the prosecutor accused Biden of lying on a federal form where he declared he wasn’t using or addicted to illegal drugs – even though he was at the time – and of illegally possessing a gun.

In order to dismiss the charges in the tax evasion case, Hunter Biden’s lawyers alleged that Weiss’ accusation was politically motivated, but Scarsi said Monday that they presented “virtually no evidence” to substantiate these arguments.

Hunter Biden’s lead attorney, Abbe Lowell, said in a statement that she “strongly disagreed” with the court’s decision and would continue to “vigorously pursue Mr. Biden’s challenges to the abnormal way the Special Counsel handled this investigation and charged this case.”

The trial related to the purchase and possession of a gun in 2018, prohibited for unlawful drug users, is scheduled for June 3, while the tax evasion case has a trial date of June 20. EFE


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