Hunter Biden pleads guilty in tax case; also charged in gun case

Hunter Biden pleads guilty to tax charges and faces gun charges as part of a Justice Department investigation.

Charges and pleas: Hunter Biden pleaded guilty to two federal income tax-related charges, while also being charged with a firearm offense.
* He entered a pretrial diversion agreement for the gun charge, which allows him to avoid prosecution.

Investigation background: The U.S. Attorney in Delaware led a lengthy investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes and business dealings.
* Republicans in Congress called for a special prosecutor, but federal authorities maintained that the current team worked smoothly and without political interference.
* A grand jury in Delaware heard from witnesses close to Hunter Biden for months.

Personal struggles: Hunter Biden has publicly discussed his battles with addiction and personal issues during the time of some of the conduct being investigated.
* In a 2019 New Yorker article, he said, “You don’t get rid of it. You figure out how to deal with it.”

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