Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal Falls Apart – For Now
What a turn of events.
Today, the DOJ and attorneys for Hunter Biden were in a Delaware Federal Court to attend Hunter Biden’s appearance before Judge Maryellen Noreika, where Hunter would be advised of the charges against him, his rights to a preliminary hearing, and whether he would plead guilty to the plea deal offered by the Biden DOJ.
That plea deal, which has not yet been released to the public and which was pending Judge Noreika’s approval, was supposed to have seen Hunter plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax, in violation of USC § 7203. Hunter further agreed to enter a pretrial diversion agreement with respect to the charge of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of, or is addicted to, a controlled substance.
New details emerged today that the pretrial diversion wouldn’t just include the firearm charge, but also tax charges.
That plea agreement – which was a sweetheart deal for Hunter – has fallen through. Judge Noreika rejected the plea deal (for now) and Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty to the two tax crimes for the years 2017 and 2018.
Here’s how it went down: