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Trump-appointed judge will handle Hunter Biden's tax case

Government records show she has made contributions to both Democratic and Republican political campaigns.

Published: June 21, 2023 10:53pm

Updated: June 21, 2023 11:57pm

A federal judge whom former President Donald Trump nominated will oversee the final stages of first son Hunter Biden's criminal tax case.

U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika, whom Trump nominated in 2017, will oversee Biden's case during an as-yet-unscheduled court date, One America News reported. The Department of Justice recommends that he receive probation, though Noreika will ultimately have the final word on the first son's sentencing.

The DOJ announced earlier this week that it had arranged a plea deal with Biden wherein he would plead guilty to two tax charges and admit to a gun violation that could potentially be dismissed. Republican critics have deemed it a "sweetheart deal" and contrasted the lenient sentencing recommendation for the first son with the litany of charges against former President Donald Trump that collectively could carry considerable prison time.

Noreika secured Senate confirmation in 2018. She had previously worked as a patent lawyer in Delaware and secured the support of both of the state's Democratic senators to secure her confirmation.

Government records show she has made contributions to both Democratic and Republican political campaigns.

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

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