Hunter Biden’s Recent Attempt To Get Off Gets Slammed

Hunter Biden’s recent attempt to have the federal tax charges against him dismissed faced a cool reception in court on Wednesday. A federal judge appeared skeptical of the notion that the president’s son was being targeted in a politically motivated prosecution.

The Free Beacon reported the embarrassing argument coming from Hunter’s camp.

“There is no evidence [from the defense] that influenced the prosecutors’ decision here,” Judge Mark Scarsi said on Wednesday, refuting defense attorney Abbe Lowell’s argument that “there is nothing regular about how this case was initiated [and] investigated,” according to Politico. 

Biden’s defense attorneys, led by Lowell, argued the charges against Biden should be dismissed because the president’s son has been unfairly targeted by federal prosecutors, especially after two IRS agents publicly accused the Justice Department of giving special treatment to the Biden family. Special counsel David Weiss, according to the Biden attorneys, caved to Republican pressure and levied charges against Biden that otherwise would never have been brought.

The president’s son, who was not present at the Wednesday court hearing, has been indicted on nine charges of tax evasion. He allegedly failed to file his tax returns for three years and inflated his business expenses by including his daughter’s tuition as well as payments at luxury hotels and to prostitutes. 

Federal prosecutors Derek Hines and Leo Wise slammed the defense’s assertion that politics played a role in their charges against Biden, with Hines calling it “absolutely outrageous” and Wise dismissing it as “revisionist history.”

In December, Hunter was charged with nine counts of tax fraud. 

NBC News wrote that “the charges, which include six misdemeanor tax offenses, were brought by special counsel David Weiss. The case was assigned to Judge Mark Scarsi, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump.

The maximum penalty the president’s son could face if convicted is 17 years in prison, according to Weiss’ office.

‘According to the indictment, Hunter Biden engaged in 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,'” Weiss’ office said.

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