Special Counsel Opposes Hunter Biden's Bid for Tax Trial Extension

Special Counsel Opposes Hunter Biden’s Bid for Tax Trial Extension

In what is anticipated to be a hectic summer for the president’s son, who also faces a separate criminal prosecution in Delaware, federal prosecutors are asking a judge to refuse Hunter Biden’s plea to postpone his upcoming tax trial in California.

Biden’s lawyer in the Delaware and California cases, according to Special Counsel David Weiss’s motion, had already consented to the trial dates earlier this year.

“No defendant would be afforded a continuance because he wrongly chose to lodge a jurisdictionless appeal, and this defendant should be treated no differently,” as per the motion.” Defense counsel offers a handful of other reasons why he wants a trial delay of 77 days, but none of them warrant a continuance. The motion should be denied.”

Weiss stated that even though the tax trial was set to start on June 20, Biden’s lawyer consented in April 2023 to start the trial in Delaware where Biden faces federal firearms accusations. It is anticipated that the Delaware action will start on June 3.

“In his latest effort to delay trial (an application for a continuance), defendant’s lead counsel’s primary reason is the weeklong June 3, 2024, trial in Delaware at which he is one of the lawyers representing the defendant with respect to firearms charges,” according to the court documents. “But on March 13, 2024, and again on April 11, 2024, lead counsel told the Delaware court he was able to try the gun case in Delaware on June 3, 2024, with full knowledge that this trial would begin on June 20, 2024.”

A federal court denied a motion on Tuesday to push back the firearms case until September. Judge Maryellen Noreika of the United States District Court expressed her belief that “everyone can get done what needs to get done” by the trial’s June 3 start date.

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Subsequently, a federal appeals court panel consisting of three judges declared that Biden’s tax lawsuit may proceed as well.

Biden is charged in Delaware with fabricating information regarding his drug usage in October 2018 on a paperwork he filled out to purchase a rifle, which he held for 11 days. He entered a not guilty plea.

He is accused with three felonies and six misdemeanors in California related to unpaid taxes totaling at least $1.4 million between 2016 and 2019.

The case had to go to trial after a judge who was meant to approve a plea deal struck between Biden and the prosecution rejected it.

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