The son of the US president, Hunter Biden, sued the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) this Monday for having illegally revealed the information on his tax return, which was obtained as a result of the investigation against him. The lawsuit is one more chapter in the legal and political struggles that surround him as the 2024 presidential elections approach, where his father is up for re-election.
Biden Jr. filed the complaint with a District of Columbia court on Monday, alleging that several officials illegally disclosed his tax information and complaining that the agency did not protect his private records. The agents "targeted and sought to embarrass Biden."
"Biden has no more or fewer rights than any other American citizen, and no government agency or agent is free to violate his rights simply because of who he is," notes the complaint, which does not question the legitimacy of the IRS investigation. about Biden for the last five years, but only the dissemination of information.
Hunter Biden was expected to plead guilty to misdemeanors for failing to pay taxes on time as part of a deal with prosecutors that also included an agreement on three charges related to the purchase and possession of weapons, which is illegal when it comes to a person with addictions. That deal, however, failed in court because a judge raised questions about it. So, he was charged last Thursday.
According to the indictment, on or around October 12, 2018, Hunter Biden purchased a handgun, a .38-caliber Colt Cobra, and lied to the seller by providing him with a certificate stipulating that he was not an illicit consumer or addicted to stimulants, narcotics or other controlled substances. If convicted on all three charges, Hunter Biden could receive a maximum of 25 years in prison.
The indictment from the grand jury of the District of Delaware does not mention the other crime for which he was also investigated, the irregular declaration of taxes, which is related to the complaint filed today by the president's controversial son.