Special Counsel David Weiss announced on Thursday that he charged Hunter Biden with three new felony counts of tax evasion and six misdemeanor counts of failure to pay taxes.
The charges did not mention any punishment for the president’s son over his role in the Biden family’s international influence-peddling scheme but they did offer more details about the lavish lifestyle that payments from foreign oligarchs fueled for the youngest Biden.
Financial documents included in the 56-page indictment show Hunter had plenty of money to spend but chose to waste millions on an “extravagant lifestyle” instead of paying his “fair share in taxes,” making alimony payments to his ex-wife, or sending money to his fourth child Navy Joan Roberts.
Weiss’ charging document specifically states that Hunter “continually stonewalled the production of financial records” to both his ex-wife and his baby mama in an attempt to avoid paying them.
The nature of Hunter’s latest charges should anger President Joe Biden who has a long history of insisting that the “super wealthy” need to pay their taxes.
The Democrat campaigned on the rhetoric during the 2020 race, repeated the mantra several times after taking office, and even used it during the rally to kick off his 2024 reelection campaign.
Biden’s scrutiny for tax evaders, however, likely doesn’t apply to his “super wealthy” son. Between 2016 and 2019, Hunter raked in millions, was on the payroll of several Biden family shell companies, received an unreported $83,000 a month to sit on the Burisma board, and was even gifted an $80,000 diamond by the chairman of a Chinese Communist Party-linked energy company for “introductions alone.”
Hunter’s spending habits hardly resemble those of a normal American. The bulk of his money, approximately $1.6 million between 2016 and 2019, fell under a category labeled “ATM/Cash Withdrawal.” A deeper dive into Hunter’s purchases shows he paid for “drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels and rental properties, exotic cars, clothing, and other items of a personal nature,” often labeling them as business expenses instead of personal ones.
“In short, everything but his taxes,” the indictment states.
Records show that in 2018, which saw a grand total of more than $1.8 million in spending, Hunter spent an average of $2,115 in cash a day and made $772,548 worth of ATM withdrawals.
Hunter’s next biggest expense that year, racking up $383,548, was “payments to various women” including at least one to an exotic dancer and another $11,500 to an escort instructed to stick around for two nights.
Hunter’s suspicious spending on the opposite sex was closely followed by “clothing and accessories” for $151,459 and “adult entertainment,” which totaled $100,330 and included a pricey membership at a sex club disguised as a “golf member deposit.”
In 2019, Hunter owed $581,713 to the federal government for his 2017 filings. Instead of paying off that balance, he blew more than $600,000 of his funds “on personal expenses.”
While Hunter fended off a paternity test and demands by ex-stripper Lunden Roberts that he pay child support for their daughter, who was born out of wedlock, he spent more than $156,000 on women, more than $27,000 on the commercial sex industry, and more than a combined $79,000 clothing, health, and beauty purchases.
Biden knew his son was under investigation for tax crimes as he was hypocritically calling for Americans to pay up. The IRS’s sweeping investigation into Hunter’s finances, however, never stopped POTUS from telling voters that he’s “very proud” of him.
Given the president’s history of backing his son through the publicization of his nude photos, his drug abuse, his deadbeat dad behavior, and corruption allegations, it will be no surprise if Joe shuns any questions about the latest indictment as a “private matter” that he’s unwilling to condemn or discuss.