Judge Denies Hunter Biden’s Request to Drop Tax Charges

(BrightPress.org) – Mark Scarsi, a federal judge in California ruled the criminal tax charges against Hunter Biden will not be dismissed. Abbe Lowell, Biden’s lawyer, filed eight motions to dismiss some or all of the tax charges against Biden.

One argument presented by Lowell claimed “outrageous government conduct” which refers to IRS agents allegedly leaking Biden’s confidential tax information during TV interviews and through congressional testimony. Lowell also claimed “selective and vindictive prosecution” referring to the Justice Department’s lead prosecutor, David Weiss, being “improperly appointed” and allegedly piling on new politically motivated charges under pressure from Republicans. Scarsi ruled that Biden and his attorney lacked the required evidence.

Another argument claimed that Biden was immune from the charges because a plea agreement signed by Biden and Weiss fell apart when Delaware Judge Maryellen Noreika questioned its “scope and enforcement.”

Biden faces nine tax charges, a mixture of felonies and misdemeanors for failing to pay over $1 million in taxes from 2016 to 2019 and evading other taxes. While neglecting his taxes, Biden was spending money on an extravagant lifestyle. He claims to have been struggling with addiction during this period. His attorney claims Biden took out a loan to pay the back taxes before he was charged.

Lowell believes the handling of the case was “abnormal,” and that he disagrees with Scarsi’s decision and will “vigorously pursue Mr. Biden’s challenges.” Biden has pleaded not guilty to the nine tax charges.

Biden also faces charges in Delaware for lying on federal paperwork to purchase a gun. On the federal form, he said he was not addicted to, or using illegal drugs, but has acknowledged a cocaine addiction for the same period. The case also accuses him of illegal possession of a firearm. He has pleaded not guilty to these charges as well.

Weiss is overseeing both the California tax case and the Delaware gun charges. Trials are tentatively scheduled to begin in June.

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