The Investigation into Hunter Biden Continues Despite Plea Deal
David C. Weiss, the U.S. Attorney for Delaware who handled a long-running tax investigation into Hunter Biden, has confirmed that the investigation is ongoing, even after Hunter Biden agreed to a plea deal.
Weiss informed the U.S. District Court for Delaware that Hunter Biden intends to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts for willful failure to pay his taxes. Additionally, Hunter Biden has agreed to enter a pretrial diversion agreement for obtaining a firearm while actively using or addicted to a controlled substance, which is illegal.
The tax charges carry a maximum penalty of 12 months in prison, while the firearm charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. However, the pretrial diversion agreement could potentially allow Hunter Biden to avoid a criminal conviction and related punishment.
In a comment to CBS News, Hunter Biden’s attorney Chris Clark stated, “it is my understanding that the five-year investigation into Hunter is resolved.”
Contrary to Clark’s statement, Weiss emphasized in his own press statement that “the investigation is ongoing.”
The Epoch Times reached out to Clark’s offices for further details about the active aspects of the investigation, but no response was received at the time of publishing.
The Epoch Times also reached out to Weiss’s office, but no additional comments regarding the ongoing investigation were provided.
Republicans Express Concerns Over Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal
Several Republican lawmakers have criticized the plea deal for President Joe Biden’s son, deeming it overly lenient.
Former President Donald Trump, who recently faced allegations of mishandling classified information, described the plea deal for his 2020 rival’s son as a “mere ‘traffic ticket’ punishment.”
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) also voiced his opposition to the plea deal.
“Hunter Biden is getting away with a slap on the wrist when growing evidence uncovered by the House Oversight Committee reveals the Bidens engaged in a pattern of corruption, influence peddling, and possibly bribery,” Comer stated in a Tuesday press statement. He further emphasized that these charges and the plea deal do not affect the Oversight Committee’s ongoing investigation, and they will persist until the full extent of President Biden’s involvement in the family’s schemes is revealed.
Comer has been leading efforts in the Republican-controlled House to investigate allegations of corruption and influence peddling tied to the Biden family. Last month, Comer highlighted a possible money laundering scheme involving $10 million flowing from private clients, corporations, and foreign governments to numerous limited liability companies controlled by members of the Biden family.
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