, ,

Hunter Biden given date for initial court appearance in California on tax charges

Hunter Biden will make his initial appearance in a California federal court on nine tax-related charges on Jan. 11, 2024.

Biden will appear before Magistrate Judge Alka Sagar at 1 p.m., according to the Central District of California’s court calendar. The court is located in Los Angeles. During an initial court hearing, defendants learn more about their rights and charges against them, according to the Justice Department‘s website. 

A judge then decides whether the defendant will be released or not if they meet the requirements for bail.

“Before the judge makes the decision on whether to grant bail, they must hold a hearing to learn facts about the defendant including how long the defendant has lived in the area, if they have family nearby, prior criminal record, and if they have threatened any witnesses in the case. The judge also considers the defendant’s potential danger to the community,” the DOJ states. 

FROM SEX CLUBS TO STRIPPERS: HERE ARE THE 5 MOST SALACIOUS DETAILS FROM THE HUNTER BIDEN INDICTMENT

Biden faces federal charges in connection with a “four-year scheme” in which he didn’t pay his federal income taxes from January 2017 to October 2020 while also filing false tax reports.

The charges break down to three felonies and six misdemeanors centered around $1.4 million in owed taxes that were since paid.

Special Counsel David Weiss alleged Hunter “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, from in or about January 2017 through in or about October 15, 2020, and to evade the assessment of taxes for tax year 2018 when he filed false returns in or about February 2020.”

HUNTER BIDEN FACES NEW INDICTMENT IN CALIFORNIA

Weiss said Biden spent millions to fund an extravagant lifestyle rather than paying his tax bills. 

“[W]hen he did finally file his 2018 returns, included false business deductions in order to evade assessment of taxes to reduce the substantial tax liabilities he faced as of February 2020,” Weiss alleged.

Hunter pleaded not guilty in October to federal gun charges in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware after being charged out of Weiss’ yearslong investigation. 

Earlier this month, Biden’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, attacked Weiss over the charges. 

“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,” he said on Dec. 7. “First, U.S. Attorney Weiss bowed to Republican pressure to file unprecedented and unconstitutional gun charges to renege on a non-prosecution resolution. Now, after five years of investigating with no new evidence — and two years after Hunter paid his taxes in full – the U.S. Attorney has piled on nine new charges when he had agreed just months ago to resolve this matter with a pair of misdemeanors.”

Biden still faces the possibility of being held in contempt of Congress after refusing to comply with a subpoena to appear before House lawmakers to testify about his financial dealings. 

Fox News Digital’s Houston Keene contributed to this report. 

   

PATRIOT WATCHDOG ALERTS
STAY IN THE LOOP

📬 Join our community of patriots & and stay vigilant by keeping an eye on the proceedings.
Get “early alerts” from some of your favorite conservative news sources, exclusive reports, network-only offers, and political content delivered straight to your inbox.

🇺🇸 #PatriotWatch2024 🇺🇸

The 2024 election 🇺🇸 is upon us, and it's crucial that we stay informed and united. Join us and show your support. Help to see that our democracy thrives!

Living Under Democratic Rule

A Survival Guide For Republicans, Conservatives, & Libertarians

Democrats hate the Constitution. They hate individual liberty. They hate freedom. But they didn’t just wake up this morning snarling and twirling their handlebar mustaches, born with an innate desire to be “the bad guys.”

Democrats’ hatred for your liberty has a driving force: the need to control

Living Under Democrat Rule will first take you a little deeper into what makes Democrats such a problem. Then we’ll explain how important it is to your well-being to be smarter than the Democrats.

Patriot Watchdog: Election 2024

Join For Updates & Show Your Support For Election 2024

(politics) Elect Form

— SUPPORT 2024 ELECTION —

Patriot Watchdog: News, Politics, Opinion & More

Stay in the loop! 📬 Join our community and get the latest updates, exclusive content, special offers and political content delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscription Form
Trump Campaign 2024 - Support For The Right @RedAsHell.com
(politics) Get the latest updates news and more politics content.

Patriot Watchdog: News, Politics, Opinion & More

Stay in the loop! 📬 Join our community and get the latest updates, exclusive content, special offers and political content delivered straight to your inbox. 

Exclusively for patriots who support viewpoints that lean towards a conservative or "right-wing" perspective. Members of this network support viewpoints that lean towards a conservative or "right-wing" perspective and believe in the importance of preserving traditional values and principles, and support commentary that reflects these beliefs.

What can you expect? You can expect to see news, commentary and content of a conservative nature, receive periodic newsletter emails (which you can turn on/off as you wish), optionally engage in meaningful discussions/share insights, gain access to exclusive tools/resources and stay informed about the latest developments in the US economy, news, and politics. Access is always 100% free and active participation is optional. 


Calling All Red Blooded Patriots...

Patriot Watchdog: election 2024
Are You IN Or Out?

Attention all red-blooded patriots! 🇺🇸 The 2024 election is upon us, and it's crucial that we stay informed and united. Join RedaShell's Patriot Watchdog to keep a vigilant eye on the proceedings and show your unwavering support. Stand with us, be the voice of the nation, and let's ensure our democracy thrives! #PatriotWatch2024"

JOIN OUR CONSERVATIVE NETWORK

GET CONSERVATIVE COMMENTARY & UPDATES DIRECTLY IN YOUR INBOX

Subscription Form

youir privacy is 100% protected