Hunter Biden Faces 17 Years In Prison After Refusing Taxes While Spending Large Sums On 'Drugs, Luxury Hotels And Rental Properties, Exotic Cars, Clothing'

On Thursday evening, the Department of Justice filed new criminal charges in the Central District of California against the president's son, Hunter Biden, alleging that he failed to pay $1.4 million in taxes while living out a luxurious lifestyle. Hunter "spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle rather than paying his tax bills," Special Counsel David Weiss said in a statement. Weiss charged Hunter with three felony and six misdemeanor tax offenses.

"The Defendant engaged in a four-year scheme to not pay at least $1.4 million in self-assessed federal taxes he owed for tax years 2016 through 2019," the indictment reads. Hunter, if convicted on all the charges, faces up to 17 years in prison. The indictment explained that the 53-year-old spent thousands "on drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels and rental properties, exotic cars, clothing, and other items of a personal nature."

In response to the indictment, Hunter's attorney Abbe Lowell said that the DOJ is succumbing to Republican pressure and that his client had paid his back taxes in full. "Based on the facts and the law, if Hunter's last name was anything other than Biden, the charges in Delaware, and now California, would not have been brought," the lawyer said in a statement, per The Associated Press.

The indictment comes as House Republicans have attempted to force Hunter to testify, with Comer threatening him with contempt of Congress charges if he refuses to appear on December 13, as previously reported by the DC Enquirer. "On November 8, 2023, we issued subpoenas to your client, Robert Hunter Biden, for a deposition on December 13, 2023," Reps. Comer (R-KY) and Jordan (R-OH) wrote to Lowell. "We received your letters dated November 28, 2023, and December 6, 2023, concerning the deposition subpoenas."

"Contrary to the assertions in your letter, there is no 'choice' for Mr. Biden to make; the subpoenas compel him to appear for a deposition on December 13," Comer and Jordan explained. "If Mr. Biden does not appear for his deposition on December 13, 2023, the Committees will initiate contempt of Congress proceedings."

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who sits on the House Oversight Committee, argued that the indictment is "timely" given that Hunter is supposed to testify in the coming days. "Timely given Hunter is supposed to show up to our committee this week to be deposed. Of course, the DOJ would have never charged him without the IRS whistleblower's courageous testimonies, but the DOJ left off FARA charges. The income came from foreign countries, and we have proof."

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