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Hunter Biden attorneys in California court to ask judge to dismiss client's federal tax charges

The charges – including six misdemeanors and three felonies – carry a penalty of up to 17 years in prison.

Published: March 27, 2024 10:18am

Updated: March 27, 2024 10:19am

Hunter Biden's attorney return to federal court Wednesday in Los Angeles to seek a dismissal of the nine tax-related charges brought against President Joe Biden's son.

Judge Mark Scarsi of the U.S. District Court Central District of California will hear arguments on a several motions filed by the attorneys, whose client has pleaded not guilty to the charges, in the case brought by Justice Department special counsel David Weiss, according to ABC News.

Hunter Biden is not expected to attend the hearing, a member of his legal team told ABC News.

The first son is accused of failing to pay taxes on millions of dollars of income he earned from overseas business ventures.

Federal prosecutors in their 56-page indictment, filed in December, detail how the defendant spent recklessly on "everything but his taxes."

The charges – including six misdemeanors and three felonies – carry a penalty of up to 17 years in prison.

The back taxes and penalties have been paid by Biden attorney and confidant Kevin Morris.

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