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Trump-appointed judge expected to oversee Hunter Biden tax evasion case

Scarsi was appointed by Trump and he currently serves on a bench that presides over Los Angeles, California. 

Published: December 9, 2023 11:34am

A judge appointed by former President Donald Trump is expected to oversee the tax evasion case of first son Hunter Biden. 

Judge Mark Scarsi is based in the Central District of California and was randomly assigned the case, according to NBC News.

Scarsi was appointed by Trump and he currently serves on a bench that presides over Los Angeles, California. 

On Thursday, Hunter Biden was charged with three tax felonies and six misdemeanors that carry a maximum of 17 years in prison if convicted. They are in addition to three felony gun charges Special Counsel David Weiss secured against the first son in federal court in Delaware.

Weiss alleged that the first son engaged in a four-year scheme to evade paying federal taxes.

"The Defendant 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 indictment unsealed in a federal court in California alleged.

The indictment alleged he cheated using improper deductions when he actually did file taxes.

"When 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," the indictment stated.

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