Hunter Biden will plead guilty to the misdemeanor tax offenses as part of the agreement made public

Tuesday. The agreement will spare him prosecution on a charge of illegally possessing a firearm as a

drug user if he adheres to conditions set by prosecutors. It is somewhat unusual to resolve a

federal criminal case at the same time the charges are filed in court, though it is not totally

The deal ends a long-running Justice Department investigation into Biden’s second son, who has

acknowledged struggling with addiction following the 2015 death of his brother Beau Biden. It also 

averts a trial that would have generated days or weeks or distracting headlines for a White House

that has strenuously sought to keep its distance from the Justice Department. A person familiar with

The person was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on the condition