Hunter Biden faces new indictment in California

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President Biden’s son Hunter Biden was indicted in California Thursday on nine new charges related to his alleged failure to pay taxes, according to documents made public.  

The nine new charges include three felonies and six misdemeanors. Hunter Biden is already facing federal firearms charges in Delaware over his purchase of a firearm in 2018 despite being a substance abuser. 

According to the latest indictment, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the younger Biden engaged in a four-year scheme to not pay at least $1.4 million in federal taxes between 2016 and 2019. 

Hunter Biden and his wife, Melissa Cohen, walk to a bookstore Nov. 24 in Nantucket, Mass. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

The indictment says Biden spent millions on an “extravagant lifestyle” – including membership in sex clubs and more than $188,000 on adult entertainment – rather than paying his taxes. 

According to the indictment, Hunter Biden “continued to earn handsomely and to spend wildly in 2018.” His “expenditures increased as his income increased,” the indictment says. 

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“In 2018, the Defendant spent more than $1.8 million, including $722,000 in cash withdrawals, approximately $383,000 in payments to women, approximately $151,000 in clothing and accessories, approximately $78,000 in miscellaneous retail purchases and other payments,” the indictment details. “The Defendant did not use any of these funds to pay his taxes in 2018.” 

Special Counsel David Weiss has been using a federal grand jury in Los Angeles to gather evidence of possible criminal tax charges against Hunter Biden. 

Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty in October to federal gun charges in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware after being charged out of Weiss’ years-long investigation. 

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Fox News Digital has reached out to Hunter Biden’s legal team for comment. A spokesperson for Special Counsel Weiss declined to comment. 

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First Lady Jill Biden, left, with Hunter Biden and Ashley Biden, attends her granddaughter Maisy Biden’s graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in May. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images/File)

Weiss’ criminal investigation was expected to wind down with a plea deal Biden planned to strike a plea deal with prosecutors over the summer before the deal fell apart. 

Hunter Biden would have pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor tax evasion charges and would have entered a separate agreement on the gun charge. He would have served two years of probation rather than jail time.

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The agreement also contained immunity provisions, and defense attorneys have argued that they remain in force since that part of the agreement was signed by a prosecutor before the deal was scrapped.

Prosecutors disagree, pointing out the documents weren’t signed by a judge and are invalid.

The latest charges come ahead of an expected vote from House Republican leaders next week on a measure that would formally initiate an impeachment inquiry into President Biden over possible ties to his son’s business dealings. 

Earlier this week, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., released subpoenaed bank records showing an entity owned by Hunter Biden had made “direct monthly payments to Joe Biden.” 

The White House has repeatedly said that President Biden did nothing wrong and had no knowledge of his son’s business dealings. 

House Republicans, meanwhile, have warned the younger Biden they would move to hold him in contempt of Congress if he didn’t appear for a closed-door deposition on Dec. 13. 

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Hunter Biden has insisted he would only testify to the House if it’s in public because information from closed-door testimonies is selectively leaked and used to “manipulate, even history, the facts and misinform the American public.” 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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