Federal Prosecutors: Black woman with no criminal history facing jail for using marijuana while possessing a handgun and making a false statement about her drug use in buying a gun. White male facing tax evasion for $1.5 million, using cocaine in possession of a handgun and false statement in buying a gun, not going to jail.

Jun 20, 2023 | Featured

So how does the Biden administration treat criminals equally? Here are two cases involving drug use and possession of a handgun that were handled this month by the US DOJ. There are some differences here, but given that Hunter Biden is involved in other criminal activities that are still being investigated, these charges would be used to normally leverage him providing information on those other charges.

Biden’s plea deal “lets him dodge possible charges on money laundering, bribery, trafficking,” and being an unregistered foreign agent. Deja Taylor also had other issues. Her son used the gun to shoot a teacher, but Taylor wasn’t charged with a crime in that case. The point is that there are lots of other cases where people who lied on their 4473s who get prosecuted for those lies.Of cases involving false statements in buying a gun that are referred for prosecution, over 60% are prosecuted. And the ones that aren’t prosecuted it is because of problems with the evidence. These cases are handled quickly in a few months, not almost five years. The evidence in the Hunter Biden case is rock solid. There is no question that he was a drug addict, that he was using illegal drugs.

Another similar case involved rapper Kodak Black. “2 tiers of justice? Kodak was charged for the same crime. Got over 3 years. Mr. Biden will not serve a day. Feels right? Do FBI agents and federal authorities take cases personally?” wrote Bradford Cohen, Black’s Florida-based attorney, in an Instagram post on Tuesday.

David C. Weiss, U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware, who handles the Hunter Biden case, is constantly described as a Trump appointee. The notion is that he must be a Republican so that there is no political bias in how the Hunter Biden case was handled. Yet, President Obama originally appointed him as the Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Delaware. Trump appointed Weiss as the U.S. Attorney at the request of the two Democrat U.S. Senators from Delaware.

Deja Taylor was accused on Monday of unlawful use of marijuana in possession of a handgun and making a false statement about her drug use during the purchase of the firearm, both of which are felonies, federal prosecutors said.

Taylor’s attorney, James Ellenson, told ABC News later Monday that she will enter a guilty plea within days. . . .

Taylor, who had no previous criminal record . . .

Beatrice Peterson, “Mom of 6-year-old who shot his teacher will plead guilty to new charges, lawyer says,” ABC Channel 30, June 6, 2023.

First son Hunter Biden has agreed to plead guilty to federal tax charges as part of a deal with the Justice Department that will likely keep him out of jail and spare him a trial, according to a court document filed Tuesday.

The charges . . amount to a slap on the wrist following a five-year investigation into the 53-year-old that has focused on money he received from overseas business interests.

President Biden’s son will plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges of failing to pay federal income tax, according to a letter submitted to federal court by Delaware US Attorney David Weiss.

According to the charges, Hunter failed to pay at least $100,000 he owed in income tax in both 2017 and 2018. 

The first son allegedly received at least $1.5 million in taxable income in each of those years. . . .

Hunter will also enroll in a pretrial diversion agreement on the felony charge of illegally possessing a firearm as a drug user after he lied on a federal gun purchase form in October 2018 about his addiction. . . .

Emily Crane and Josh Christenson, “Hunter Biden avoids jail in plea deal after he’s slapped with federal tax and gun crime charges,” New York Post, June 20, 2023.