Hunter Biden Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Tax Charges, June Trial Date Set

Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty Thursday to nine charges alleging that he failed to pay at least $1.4 million in federal taxes between 2016 and 2019 on foreign earnings.

Biden faces up to 17 years in prison if convicted of all charges. 

Judge Mark Scarsi, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, appointed Biden a trial date of June 20.

Scarsi imposed several standard conditions of pretrial release on Hunter, including a prohibition on using drugs or alcohol, a ban on gun possession and a requirement that he seek employment.

The judge also ordered him to submit his state and federal taxes, detail his income and inform his case judges in both Los Angeles and Delaware if he has any travel plans.

Hunter reportedly “spent millions of dollars on an extravagant lifestyle rather than paying his tax bills,” according to the 56-page California indictment filed last month, including payments for “drugs, escorts and girlfriends, luxury hotels and rental properties, exotic cars, clothing, and other items of a personal nature, in short, everything but his taxes.”

The first son also claimed false tax deductions for “consulting” while making payments to “various women who were either romantically involved with or otherwise performing personal services.”