According to two persons with knowledge of the situation, federal prosecutors are considering charging Hunter Biden with three tax violations and a felony relating to a weapons transaction.
Two misdemeanor counts of failing to submit taxes, one felony offense of tax evasion involving a business cost for one year’s taxes, and the gun charge—both prospective felonies—are the conceivable charges.
Because investigators completed the majority of their work on the investigation approximately a year ago, two senior law enforcement officials told NBC News that there was “growing frustration” within the FBI. According to a senior law enforcement source, the IRS’s investigation was completed more than a year ago.
According to a recent article in The Washington Post, federal officials thought they had accumulated enough proof to accuse Hunter Biden of tax offenses and making a false statement about buying a pistol.
US Attorney David Weiss, who was nominated by President Donald Trump and retained by the Biden administration to carry out the Hunter Biden inquiry, will decide whether to press charges, if any. According to the two persons who are acquainted with the situation, there are no signs that a final decision has been taken.
The division of criminal investigations at the IRS, the Justice Department, and the U.S. Attorneys for the District of Delaware and lawyers representing Hunter Biden did not respond to requests for comment.
In 2018, the federal investigation of Hunter Biden got under way. According to the sources, the investigation has been reduced from looking into his links with foreign businesses and any potential consequences for national security to looking at the money he gained from them and a fictitious statement he is believed to have made when buying a pistol.
Hunter Biden bought a gun in 2018, admitting to taking cocaine at the time. He had to fill out a form, and one of the questions was about whether he was addicted to or misusing any illegal substances.