Critics who point out that others have gone to prison for comparable offences have called Hunter Biden’s plea agreement on a felony gun charge and two tax infractions a “sweetheart” deal.
President Biden’s son agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion agreement regarding a separate charge of possessing a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, according to a statement made last week by the Justice Department. He also agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanour counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax.
On July 26, Hunter Biden is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Wilmington, Delaware, where he will formally enter a guilty plea. A trial that may have taken days or even weeks as well as prosecution on a felony charge of illegally possessing a firearm while using drugs are avoided thanks to the plea agreement.
Although there is still a potential that U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika will reject the plea agreement, it has been roundly criticised by conservative political figures as well as citizens who believe Biden was given a mere slap on the wrist.