Judge Mark C. Scalsi, appointed by President Trump, is in charge of Hunter Biden's latest federal indictment on tax evasion charges. He currently serves as a U.S. District Judge for the Central District of California.
Mr. Scalsi was randomly chosen to oversee the case against Mr. Biden, which includes allegations that Mr. Biden paid no federal income taxes from January 2017 to October 2020 and filed false tax returns. It includes nine new charges alleging a “four-year plan” that had been filed.
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The charges include three felonies and six misdemeanors, centered on $1.4 million in unpaid taxes that were subsequently paid.
Scalsi was nominated by former President Trump and confirmed by the Senate in 2020.
According to his bio on the California District Court's website, he has spent most of his career in civil litigation “with an emphasis on intellectual property,” and has represented Fortune 100 companies such as Apple and Google. He also served as
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Before this year, Scalsi sentenced a California construction owner to two years in prison for failing to report more than $4.8 million in income and failing to pay nearly $2 million in taxes over a five-year period.
In October, he ruled The owner of an Orange County real estate finance company was sentenced to five years for “fraudulently obtaining” approximately $6.2 million from investors by falsely promising that his private company's stock was about to go public. It is said that the punishment will be more than that.
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Last year he was also declared A Los Angeles actor who pleaded guilty to defrauding movie investors out of $650 million was sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $230,000 in restitution to his victims.
In 2022, a former lawyer was sentenced to more than three years in prison. fraudulent clientmade him believe he won the case by forging the judge's signature.
Scarsi is Born in Syracuse, New York in 1964. He studied Computer Science at Syracuse University and earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1996.
In addition to his career in California, he also served in two district courts in New York in 2010.
FOX News' Houston Keene contributed to this report.