Hunter Biden’s mugshot was supposedly taken by the feds in July, but the photo is still being kept secret because of a policy of the Justice Department.
Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, said in court in July that President Biden’s son had been processed by the U.S. Marshals Service at a Delaware courthouse using “the usual procedures (such as giving fingerprints, having his picture taken, and filling out the necessary forms for release).”
When Hunter Biden arrived in court for his “sweetheart” plea agreement, which fell through, authorities took his picture and collected his fingerprints, CNN reported this week.
The mugshot is still hidden because, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware representative Kim Reeves, “my office is prohibited from releasing photographs of defendants charged in federal court” per Department of Justice regulation, Newsweek was told.
Jesse Watters of Fox News stated that he asked for the picture under the Freedom of Information Act. He also asked why the picture wasn’t out in the open.
“It turns out that Hunter Biden possesses a mugshot,” Watters said. “So what makes a picture so special that they refuse to allow us to see it? Was he happy? Did he seem angry? For the sake of openness, this picture needs to be made public.”
“Reliable sources inform us that a public release of mugshots of federal inmates occurs only in extreme circumstances, such as when they manage to escape, and such a leak is highly improbable,” the man stated.
Hunter Biden’s plea deal was a good deal, but it fell apart when the judge looked more closely at it.
Hunter Biden could have pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes on over $1.5 million in earnings in 2017 and 2018. Instead of going to jail, he would have gotten probation. Weiss also made a separate diversion deal that kept Hunter Biden from being charged again in the future. This agreement included a clause that basically erased a criminal gun violation off his record.
In September, Weiss brought three gun charges against Hunter Biden. Hunter’s attorney told the judge this week that Hunter is likely to plead not guilty.
Hunter Biden could be sent to jail for up to 25 years and have to pay a $750,000 fine. His attorneys say that the charges will be dropped before he goes to trial.
According to a Washington Post story published this week, the president’s son may be charged with new tax offenses in California.