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Hunter Biden Enters Tentative Guilty Plea For Tax Crimes

Hunter Biden Enters Tentative Guilty Plea For Tax Crimes

Just two months after the entire IRS team investigating the Hunter Biden situation was pulled from the case, Biden has reached a surprise plea deal with authorities.

Following years of denying any wrongdoing, Biden has pled guilty to federal charges.

The Washington Post reported details of the plea bargain, noting that President Joe Biden's son, 53, "has reached a tentative agreement with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to two minor tax crimes and admit to the facts of a gun charge under terms that would likely keep him out of jail."

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Per the Post, court documents filed in Wilmington, Delaware today indicate that Biden is set to plead guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges for failure to pay in 2017 and 2018. His tax liability -- which has reportedly already been paid back to the IRS -- is approximately $1.2 million for those tax years. Anonymous sources close to the case told Post reporters that prosecutors plan to recommend a sentence of probation for the tax charges.

For those unfamiliar with the situation, last fall, news broke that the younger Biden could be facing federal charges on tax and gun crimes following an investigation. At the time, federal agents confirmed that they saw chargeable offenses in the tax and gun-purchasing case against Biden.

The probe into the younger Biden's activities originally began in 2018.

In March 2022, computer experts reviewed thousands of emails purportedly found on Biden’s computer and determined them to be authentic. However, the Biden investigation remained largely out of the news, replaced with public interest in multiple investigations into former President Donald Trump's conduct.

In April of last year, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said the President was "confident that his son didn’t break the law."

Then, earlier in 2023, a whistleblower claimed the entire Hunter Biden probe had been "botched" due to the his political associations in Washington D.C. and beyond.

At the time, the unnamed whistleblower's legal counsel, attorney Mark Lytle, spoke to CBS's Jim Axelrod with details, "My client wants to come forward to Congress."

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"He's ready to be questioned about what he knows and what he experienced under the proper legal protections," Lytle said. It has not been publicly confirmed if the whistleblower's information played a role in Biden's tentative plea bargain.

This is a developing story.

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