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Hunter Biden’s Attorneys Pressure Judge for Immediate Dismissal of Tax Case as ‘Politically Motivated’

On Wednesday, a U.S. judge will consider a request to drop the criminal charges against Hunter Biden, who is accused of evading $1.4 million in taxes.

Lawyers representing the president’s son will argue that prosecutors bowed to political pressure from Republican lawmakers investigating his father.

Nine charges, including three felonies: allegedly failing to file taxes, evading an assessment, and filing a fraudulent form, are at issue.

According to Reuters, attorneys for Hunter Biden are scheduled to present several legal challenges to the charges before U.S. District Judge Mark Scarsi in federal court in Los Angeles.

These challenges include the assertion that he was singled out by prosecutors in response to Republican criticism over alleged earlier lenient treatment.

Hunter Biden, aged 54, entered a plea of not guilty regarding allegations of failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes spanning from 2016 to 2019. During this period, he reportedly spent millions on drugs, escorts, luxury cars, and other extravagant purchases. His attorney has stated that he repaid the full amount owed.

If found guilty of these charges, Hunter Biden could potentially be sentenced to as many as 17 years behind bars.

The father of four is additionally facing federal charges related to felony gun offenses, for which he has already entered a plea of not guilty.

The trial is scheduled to start on June 20, just a few months before Americans cast their votes in the November presidential election, which is already shaping up to be a close battle between Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

Special Counsel David Weiss, who brought both cases, has accused Hunter Biden’s legal team of spreading “conspiracy theories” about the prosecution and said the justice department, under the Biden administration, would not act at the direction of Republican lawmakers.

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