Judge Will NOT Dismiss Tax Charges Against Hunter Biden

(PatriotWise.com) — A federal judge in California rejected Hunter Biden’s multiple motions to dismiss the tax case against him, bringing the case closer to trial before the November election, the Associated Press reported.

Attorneys for the president’s son filed multiple motions to dismiss the indictment that charged Biden with nine misdemeanor and felony counts for failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes over four years.

In his decision on Monday, US District Judge Mark Scarsi denied all eight motions, writing that the defense failed to present either “a reasonable inference” or any clear evidence at all that the case was “discriminatory.”

Hunter’s attorneys argued that the indictment had been tainted from the start by the IRS whistleblowers, who publicly revealed information about the investigation when they alleged that it was mishandled by the Justice Department.

The defense also alleged that the case was marred by partisan politics and that the indictment was politically motivated.

In a hearing last month, federal prosecutors rejected the defense’s claims as “far-fetched,” insisting that politics and the IRS whistleblowers had no impact on the decision to bring charges against the younger Biden.

Hunter’s lead attorney, Abbe Lowell, said in a statement on Monday that the defense “strongly” disagreed with the judge’s decision and would “continue to vigorously pursue Mr. Biden’s challenges.”

The trial is scheduled to begin in June.

Hunter faces separate federal charges in Delaware for lying on a federal gun form in 2018. At the time, the younger Biden attested that he was not using or addicted to illicit drugs. Like the California case, Hunter pleaded not guilty to the gun charges.

The Delaware case is also set to begin in June. However, Hunter’s attorneys are seeking to dismiss that case as well.

The two cases were brought by US Attorney for Delaware David Weiss, who was appointed as special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland last year to oversee the investigations into the president’s son.

If convicted in the California case, the 53-year-old Hunter could face up to 17 years in prison.

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