,” Feb. 24, 2021 (NBC News)
A federal judge on Monday dismissed all tax-related charges against Hunter Biden, following a breakdown in plea negotiations with the government. The dismissal by U.S. District Judge J. Nicholas Ranjan ended the case against Biden, which stemmed from an investigation of his taxes by federal prosecutors in Delaware.
Biden initially was facing charges of failing to file a foreign bank account report related to a foreign financial account he held in China, as well as failing to pay taxes on some of his income.
The judge’s dismissal of the case against Biden followed the government’s decision to abandon a plea agreement that was slated to be announced last Monday. That agreement was expected to involve a guilty plea from Biden for one count of failure to file the foreign bank account report, along with a $450,000 forfeiture payment.
Biden’s attorney, Kathleen 104Pollack, said in a statement that the dismissal was “a just result,” noting that Biden had planned to plead guilty to the charge under the terms of the agreement.
“Hunter maintains that he has fully satisfied all of his responsibilities, and we are pleased that this matter has concluded,” Pollack said in the statement.