In a major development, Hunter Biden has reached an agreement with federal prosecutors on a felony gun charge and will plead guilty to two tax misdemeanors, according to court filings from the Justice Department.
The repercussions of this plea deal are expected to have an impact on the upcoming 2024 presidential election.
The charges were outlined in a criminal filing presented in the US District Court in Delaware, where the investigation led by US Attorney David Weiss, who was appointed by Donald Trump, has been examining allegations of money laundering, foreign lobbying, and other potential offenses.
In a statement, Hunter Biden’s lawyer acknowledged that the agreement with federal prosecutors will bring an end to the long-standing criminal probe conducted by the Justice Department into the president’s son.
The statement from Christopher Clark said that Hunter Biden will assume responsibility for two instances of misdemeanor failure to file tax payments on time as part of the plea agreement. Additionally, the government will also file a firearm charge, which will be subject to a pretrial diversion agreement and will not be included in the plea agreement.
“I know Hunter believes it is important to take responsibility for these mistakes he made during a period of turmoil and addiction in his life. He looks forward to continuing his recovery and moving forward,” Clark said.
This story has been updated with additional developments.