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Hunter Biden’s Tax Secrets Exposed
Washington – President Joe Biden‘s son, Hunter Biden, reportedly filed a federal lawsuit on Monday against the Internal Revenue Service for alleged breach of his privacy, as two investigators had disclosed confidential information about his taxes.
IRS agents, Gary Shepley and Joseph Ziegler, testified before Congress as federal whistleblowers, claiming that they faced obstruction during Biden’s five-year investigation. Biden’s attorney, Abby Lovell, argued that the agents did not violate whistleblower laws or Congress’s oversight but targeted Biden’s privacy.
Lovell stated, “Instead, IRS agents publicly singled out Mr. Biden through public statements and attempted to embarrass him, revealing confidential information about his personal tax matters.”
The lawsuit argues that Biden is eligible for a $1,000 statutory damages for each unauthorized disclosure and potentially punitive damages as well.
Spokesperson Robert Marvin commented, “The IRS does not comment on pending litigation.”
According to the lawsuit, Shepley and Ziegler described their closed-door testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee in May and June, which oversees tax matters. It appears from the records that agents were warned against disclosing public testimony and considering “complete testimony and related evidence as protected confidential information.”
However, the lawsuit states that Shepley allegedly disclosed confidential information during interviews with Fox News, CBS News, The Meghan Kelly Show, and John Solomon Reports, as well as CNN.
The lawsuit notes, “In these interviews, Mr. Shepley and Mr. Ziegler made unsupported and selective allegations of improper and potential criminal conduct.”
Hunter Biden admitted to accepting the allegations of tax evasion. However, disputes over these allegations and federal gun charges reached a resolution in July when U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika raised questions about the terms between Biden’s lawyers and federal prosecutors due to disputes over the terms.
Hunter Biden was charged with three additional gun-related offenses on September 14 by Justice Department special counsel David Weiss. The tax liability could also potentially be revisited.
Prosecutors claim that Hunter Biden earned $2.4 million in 2017 and $2.1 million in 2018 through Ukrainian energy firm Burisma and a Chinese investment firm, as well as domestic business interests and legal services.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Leo Wise stated that an accountant had prepared Biden’s taxes for those two years, but payment for his corporate and personal taxes had not been made during that time. Wise noted that during this period, Hunter Biden engaged in significant cash withdrawals and covered other expenses such as car payments with the funds.
Lovell also challenged information provided by the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Representative Jason Smith, based on IRS testimony related to Hunter Biden’s late tax filings.
According to a letter sent by Lovell on Monday, Ziegler testified that “Hunter reported less than $500,000 on his 2018 tax return.” According to the letter, Shepley revealed in an interview given to CBS Morning News on June 24 that Biden allegedly owed approximately $2.2 million in taxes from 2014 to 2019.
However, Lovell argued that Biden had previously paid the IRS $900,000 and would receive a refund for 2018 until the final review was completed.
Lovell’s final statement was, “I write to inform you that your agents and you are wrong.”