Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, has been charged by prosecutors with nine counts of tax evasion, CNN reports.
According to investigators, H. Biden did not pay taxes in the years 2016-2019, the amount of which amounted to at least 1.4 million. dollars.
The indictment was filed in the Central District Court of California. The new charges include three felonies and six misdemeanors. Instead of paying taxes, Mr. Biden squandered the money on an “extravagant lifestyle,” according to the text.
“In 2018, the defendant spent more than $1.8 million. He did not use these funds to pay taxes,” the indictment states.
For his part, H. Biden’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said that if Hunter’s last name was different, the charges would not have been brought against him.
The investigation and possible prosecution of Mr Biden could affect the US presidential election campaign. Democrat J. Biden intends to run for another term in the 2024 election. Republicans regularly take advantage of Biden’s legal troubles to attack his father.
Source: The Delfi