A Trump-Appointed Judge to Decide Fate of Hunter Biden’s Plea Agreement
A judge appointed by former President Donald Trump will have the final say in the plea agreement between Hunter Biden and the Department of Justice.
The son of President Joe Biden has agreed to plead guilty to two tax charges, in exchange for avoiding prison time.
In addition to the tax charges, Hunter Biden also faces a felony gun charge.
U.S. Attorney David Weiss addressed the gun charge, stating that Hunter Biden possessed a firearm while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance.
The investigation into the firearm will continue, according to Weiss.
It has been revealed that Hunter Biden was addicted to crack cocaine at the time he purchased the handgun, which is a felony offense.
According to Politico, the gun was later discarded in a Delaware trash can near a high school. Secret Service agents approached the seller of the gun and requested transaction paperwork, although the agency denies involvement in the disposal of the gun.
Hunter Biden’s attorney, Chris Clark, issued a statement regarding the plea agreement with the Department of Justice. Clark stated that Hunter Biden will take responsibility for two instances of misdemeanor failure to file tax payments, while the firearm charge will be subject to a pretrial diversion agreement.
Clark concluded by saying that Hunter Biden acknowledges the mistakes made during a period of turmoil and addiction in his life.
Judge Maryellen Noreika to Decide on Plea Agreement
The fate of the controversial plea agreement on the tax charges will ultimately be determined by Judge Maryellen Noreika of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
Judge Noreika was nominated to the court by President Trump in December 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August 2018.
According to ABC News, Judge Noreika has ordered Hunter Biden to appear in court on July 26, where she will make a decision regarding the acceptance of the plea agreement.
It is worth noting that Judge Noreika has made political donations to candidates from both major parties, including John McCain, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, and Hillary Clinton.
Source: The Western Journal
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