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‘Not evidence.’ Judge forcefully rejects Hunter Biden bid to dismiss federal tax charges

Biden in total filed eight different motions for dismissal using different arguments, though Scarsi rejected each.

Published: April 1, 2024 9:01pm

Updated: April 1, 2024 11:44pm

A judge on Monday rejected first son Hunter Biden's request to dismiss tax charges brought against him by special counsel David Weiss.

Weiss filed charges in December, alleging that Biden "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."

The first son's attorneys last week asked Judge Mark Scarsi of the U.S. District Court Central District of California to dismiss the charges against him, which he on Monday declined to do.

"The motion is remarkable in that it fails to include a single declaration, exhibit, or request for judicial notice. Instead, Defendant cites portions of various Internet news sources, social media posts, and legal blogs. These citations, however, are not evidence," he wrote, according to The Hill.

Biden in total filed eight different motions for dismissal using different arguments, though Scarsi rejected each.

Overall, Hunter Biden faces three tax felonies and six misdemeanors, which collectively carry a maximum 17-year prison sentence.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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