Hunter Biden Indicted on Nine Tax-Related Charges

Hunter Biden criminal case

The President Joe Biden’s son was charged with failing to file and pay taxes, tax evasion and filing false tax returns

Hunter Biden has been charged with nine federal tax crimes, according to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday in the Central District of California. 

President Joe Biden’s son was charged with failure to file and pay taxes, evasion of assessment and filing a false or fraudulent tax return, the Washington Post reported.

In the indictment, federal prosecutors allege that Hunter engaged in “a four-year scheme to not pay at least $1.4 million” in federal income taxes for the years 2016 to 2019. 

CNN first reported on Thursday that Hunter was facing new criminal charges

In 2018, the Justice Department opened an investigation into Hunter’s finances amid allegations of money laundering. The FBI was ultimately unable to find evidence indicating Biden had engaged in money laundering, and the case moved into an investigation of Biden’s tax history.

In September, Hunter was indicted on three counts related to possessing a firearm while under the influence of narcotics. The following month, he pleaded not guilty to the federal firearms charges.


House Republicans have taken aim on Hunter’s legal issues, arguing they are evidence of the president’s corruption despite having little evidence to prove their suspicions. In April, the committee issued six subpoenas for financial records related to business entities and associates of Hunter. Although the committee claims Hunter used his father’s position as vice president in the Obama administration and current role as president to secure favorable financial deals for himself and his family, these allegations remain unproven. 

News of the new criminal charges against Biden’s son arrives after House Republicans announced their plan to vote next week to formalize an impeachment inquiry into the president over Hunter’s foreign business dealings.

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