Hunter Biden can expect to get slapped with a new round of criminal charges — soon.
Prosecutors indicated that they plan to ask a grand jury to return an indictment of the president’s troubled son before the end of the month in a Wednesday court filing in Delaware federal court.
“The Speedy Trial Act requires that the Government obtain the return of an indictment by a grand jury by Friday, September 29, 2023, at the earliest,” the filing signed by Special Counsel David Weiss asserts.
“The Government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date.”
Tax fraud and firearms charges against Biden were shelved when a Delaware federal judge shot down a sweetheart plea deal the younger Biden arranged with prosecutors in July, according to CNBC.
Biden initially planned to plead guilty to the charges in an arrangement that would see him avoid any prison time.
The disgraced lawyer plead not guilty after U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika placed the original deal on ice.
It’s unclear what kind of criminal charges the younger Biden will face the second time around.
CNN reported that Biden is slated to face at least one gun charge, hours after the court filing.
The younger Biden was originally charged with lying on a federal background check form required for purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer.
The status of the investigation into the younger Biden’s taxes is unclear.
Senior Internal Revenue Service officials have gone public with claims of Department of Justice misconduct in the Hunter Biden case.
The officials — charged with investigating the younger Biden’s tax dealings — allege that DOJ officials consistently moved to stifle the investigation and under-charge the troubled drug addict relative to other tax evaders.
Biden has never been criminally charged for alleged misconduct related to his extensive foreign business dealings.