Judge Tells Hunter ‘No’!

(DailyEmailNews.com) – Dashing his hopes of getting lenient treatment for being Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden’s latest efforts to have his tax evasion case dismissed were unsuccessful.

The proceedings are now inching closer to a trial that could unfold alongside his father’s sagging re-election efforts.

District Judge Mark Scarsi, a Trump appointee, rejected eight motions to dismiss the indictment that charges Hunter with evading $1.4 million in taxes to fund his extravagant lifestyle.

Hunter, who has claimed innocence in nine felony and misdemeanor tax charges in Los Angeles, had his defense argue the case was politically biased. Nonetheless, Judge Scarsi found insufficient evidence for such claims, stating, “Defendant fails to present a reasonable inference, let alone clear evidence, of discriminatory effect and discriminatory purpose.”

Hunter’s legal team, led by attorney Abbe Lowell, disagreed with Scarsi’s decision and emphasized their intention to keep challenging the case.

The decision follows a detailed hearing where Scarsi seemed unconvinced by the defense’s arguments, while prosecutors dismissed their claims as unbelievable.

Additionally, Scarsi rejected defense motions over the timing of the charges, alleged leaks from IRS agents who spoke to Congress and the legitimacy of Special Counsel David Weiss’ oversight of the case.

Beyond the tax charges, Hunter Biden faces accusations in Delaware of falsifying a federal form to purchase a firearm in 2018 despite struggling with crack cocaine addiction at the time.

The charges brought by Special Counsel Weiss are set for tentative trials in June, though the defense is fighting to get the Delaware gun charges dismissed as well.

The tax and gun charges stem from an extended federal inquiry expected to end last summer with a plea agreement. Under the proposed deal, Hunter would have avoided trial during the 2024 election campaign by admitting to misdemeanor tax charges in exchange for two years of probation.

Moreover, he would have dodged prosecution on the gun charge if he had stayed clear of further legal issues, but the deal collapsed when a Delaware judge questioned its terms.

Although Hunter repaid the owed taxes through a loan, Republicans labeled his initially agreed-upon plea deal a “sweetheart deal.” A conviction on the tax charges could net Hunter a maximum 17-year prison sentence.

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