Hunter Biden, the beleaguered son of the president, is facing a new criminal indictment in the Central District of California, according to several news outlets.
The charges include nine counts related to federal tax fraud.
He is accused of committing a four-year scheme to avoid paying $1.4 million in federal taxes for the years 2016-2017 and also filing false tax returns.
The charges were filed in California because special counsel David Weiss would have to file charges in whatever district the tax return under question was filed.
The 53-year-old had previously agreed to a plea deal on the tax charges that would allow him to escape jail time, but that deal fell apart after the judge claimed that attorneys tried to sneak in provisions that would protect their client from further prosecution.
Biden has pleaded not guilty to all charges related to three felony counts of making a false statement on a gun license application.
Attorneys for Hunter Biden have gone on the offense against his media detractors. In July, they sent former President Donald Trump a cease and desist letter against statements that might “incite” his “easy-to-trigger” followers to violence.
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