BY TYLER DURDEN
WEDNESDAY, JUL 26, 2023 – 11:45 AM
Update (1200ET): Hunter Biden’s plea deal with the Justice Department fell apart on Wednesday, according to federal prosecutors and the defense. The First Son had been expected to plead guilty to two tax misdemeanors and for not paying federal taxes on crime.
Hunter Biden’s lawyers face sanctions after they were accused on Tuesday night of an ethical violation by impersonating a government attorney in order to try and have an amicus (or “friend of the court”) brief removed from a filing in his criminal tax case.
The amicus in question is 448 pages of congressional testimony from IRS whistleblowers.
Earlier Tuesday, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith filed the brief with the court, which suggests that the judge, Maryellen Noreika, toss Hunter’s ‘sweetheart’ plea deal with Delaware prosecutors due to preferential treatment.
Later that day, someone from Hunter’s attorney Chris Clark’s former law firm called the Delaware clerk, allegedly pretending to be from the office of Chairman Smith’s attorney, Theodore Kittila, asking the court to remove the original filing – and the attached 448-pages of Congressional testimony from the whistleblowers.
The documents were then taken down and sealed.
The real Kittila quickly filed an outraged letter with the court, asking for a reversal.
“We promptly contacted the clerk’s office, and we were advised that someone contacted the court representing that they worked with my office and that they were asking the court to remove this from the docket,” wrote Kittila, adding “We immediately advised that this was inaccurate.”
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