Judge Agrees To Push Back Hunter Biden’s Tax Trial

Judge Agrees To Push Back Hunter Biden's Tax Trial

(LibertyInsider.org) – A federal judge in California has agreed to postpone Hunter Biden’s tax trial, which was previously scheduled to begin on June 20. US District Court Judge Mark Scarsi granted Biden’s request for a temporary continuance last week, pushing the start of jury selection back to September 5.

Biden, 53, is currently facing nine tax charges, including three felonies and six misdemeanors, all of which stem from Special Counsel David Weiss’ investigation into his financial activities. Weiss found inconsistencies and discrepancies in both the amount of income tax he paid and his reported deductions between 2016 and 2019.

According to the indictment, Hunter Biden reportedly earned $2.3 million in 2017 and $2.1 million in 2018 through his work as an attorney and business dealings in the US and abroad. He allegedly failed to pay the necessary $1.4 million in income tax on these gains.

On the three felony charges, Biden stands accused of tax evasion and falsifying tax returns. The president’s son reportedly submitted inappropriate deductions for personal expenses, including payments to escorts, luxury hotels, and rental properties. He also engaged in a deliberate “four-year scheme” to evade tax payments by intentionally filing late. Even after he finally submitted the information, he still neglected to pay the amounts.

All six of the misdemeanor charges relate to Biden’s repeated filings of his returns late from 2016 through 2019. A federal grand jury found that Biden received multiple extensions along the way. Although he was more than financially secure enough to settle his liabilities, he failed to pay the amounts due.

The same grand jury also found that Biden funneled nearly all of his income through his company, Owasco, PC. While it isn’t unusual for a working professional to channel payments through a personally owned corporate entity, the president’s son allegedly subverted the business’s payroll system by withdrawing funds directly. This strategy allowed him to skip the usual automatic deductions withheld for taxes.

By delaying the tax trial to September, Scarsi — a Trump appointee — is effectively granting Hunter Biden’s lawyers time to prepare for his gun trial in Delaware. Yet, it also places the proceedings squarely in the middle of the 2024 election season.

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