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Hunter Biden Faces 17 Years In Prison After Being Indicted On Tax Evasion Charges

Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, leaves the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building and Federal Courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware, on July 26, 2023. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

OAN's James Myers
11:55am – Friday, December 8, 2023

Hunter Biden has been indicted on multiple charges and could face up to 17 years in prison for tax evasion.

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On Thursday, the president's son was indicted by a California grand jury on nine charges, including three felonies for evading more than $1 million in taxes during a four-year lavish lifestyle.

Meanwhile, the three felonies against Hunter include one count of 2018 personal tax evasion and two counts of falsely filing a 2018 personal tax and corporate tax return for his company Owasco (PC). .

He is also charged with six misdemeanor counts of failure to pay and file charges for tax years 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

“The defendants engaged in a four-year scheme to withhold at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes owed for tax years 2016 through 2019,” said Special Counsel David Weiss, from the U.S. Central District. wrote in a 56-page indictment. California.

Weiss said Hunter “subverted the payroll and withholding processes of his company, PC Owasco, by extracting millions of dollars from PC Owasco,” and that he was “living a lavish lifestyle in exchange for a paycheck.” He spent millions of dollars on style.” tax bill. ”

According to the indictment, Joe Biden's son spent the cash on “drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels and rental properties, exotic cars, clothing, and other things of a personal nature – everything other than taxes.” It is said that

Weiss also said Hunter spent $189,000 on “adult entertainment” even though he paid no taxes, including paying for sex club memberships, which he paid for “golf club memberships.” He said it included $10,000.

The report also claimed that false deductions for “consulting” were actually payments to “various women with whom Biden had romantic relationships or performed personal services.”

Over $680,000 went to these women while Hunter was evading taxes.

“When he finally filed his 2018 return, [Hunter] “False business deductions were included to avoid tax liability in order to reduce the large tax liability he faced as of February 2020,” the special prosecutor added.

The indictment also says Hunter “earned significant income” while serving on the boards of Ukrainian company Burisma and a Chinese private equity fund.

Prosecutors alleged that from 2016 to October 2020, Mr. Hunter's total gross income exceeded $7 million.

That includes about $2.3 million from his position on Burisma's board of directors from 2016 to 2019, according to the filing.

“The defendant is entitled to all income, including income earned in Ukraine as a member of the Burisma board, fees generated from transactions with Chinese private equity funds, and income earned from his work as a lawyer. “There was a legal obligation to pay the taxes, according to attorneys and other sources,” the indictment states.

The new indictment against Hunter comes as House Republicans prepare to launch an impeachment inquiry against Joe Biden on corruption charges.

The resolution was introduced this week by Republican Rep. Kelly Armstrong, RN.D. The goal is to impeach the president for his alleged involvement in Hunter Biden and James Biden's overseas business ventures while he was vice president.

The House is reportedly scheduled to vote on the bill on Wednesday.

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) praised whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler for their role in the upcoming new indictment, saying the Justice Department committed wrongdoing. He claimed that the incident would not have occurred if they had not come forward because of suspicions that they were involved in the crime. To hide it.

“The Department of Justice was caught in its attempt to give Hunter Biden an unprecedented sweetheart plea deal, and today's charges against Hunter Biden will ensure that all Americans are treated equally under the law.” This is the result of the efforts of Mr. Shapley and Mr. Ziegler to achieve this goal,” Comer said in a statement. “All Americans should applaud their courage in exposing the truth.

“Hunter Biden's corporate entity involved in today's indictment funneled foreign currency deposited into Joe Biden's bank account. U.S. Attorney Weiss will not investigate everyone involved in the Biden family's fraud scheme and influence peddling. “It should be clear that President Biden's Justice Department is protecting Hunter Biden and the big shots,” the Kentucky Republican added.

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