In a court filing published on Wednesday, special counsel David Weiss announced that the Department of Justice intends to seek an indictment for Hunter Biden by September 29.
The status report in the case of United States v Robert Hunter Biden was issued in response to the Speedy Trial Act, which requires that "Any information or indictment charging an individual with the commission of an offense shall be filed within thirty days from the date on which such individual was arrested or served with a summons in connection with such charges."
Weiss wrote that Hunter Biden was charged with two tax fraud charges on June 20, as well as a firearm charge. The Biden son appeared in court on July 26, where a previously agreed upon plea deal was struck down, with the court ordering that "time is excluded from the Speedy Trial Act between today and 9/1/2023 in the interests of justice."
As such, Weiss stated that the "clock" for the Speedy excludes a majority of July and August, and the 30 days would end on September 29.
"The Government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date. Thus, the Government does not believe any action by the Court is necessary at this time."
Weiss was appointed as special counsel in July, and shortly after his appointment, Weiss and his team announced that the plea deal had reached an "impasse."
"During the July 26, 2023 hearing that the court set on this matter the defendant pled not guilty. Since that time, the parties have engaged in further negotiations but are at an impasse. The government now believes that the case will not resolve short of a trial," a court document stated.
Hunter Biden is facing charges in Delaware failure to pay taxes as well as a gun charge. The plea deal would have seen Hunter Biden Hunter Biden "take responsibility for two instances of misdemeanor failure to file tax payments when due pursuant to a plea agreement. A firearm charge, which will be subject to a pretrial diversion agreement and will not be the subject of the plea agreement, will also be filed by the Government," per his attorney Chris Clark in June.
The plea deal fell apart during the July court appearance, when the judge discovered that Hunter Biden, as part of the diversion agreement for the gun charge, would be precluded from being brought up on any future charges for not having registered as a foreign agent while engaging in business deals overseas.
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