Hunter Biden, the president’s son, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of evading taxes on millions in income from foreign businesses, six months after the collapse of a plea deal that would have brought an end to the long-running investigation into him.
The judge presiding in the case set a tentative trial date for June 20, adding to an already crammed calendar of legal proceedings that raises the possibility that Mr. Biden could be on trial twice as his father makes another bid for the White House.
Asked how he would plead to nine counts, Mr. Biden stood up, buttoned his dark suit jacket and said, “not guilty.” He was released without paying a cash bond, on his own recognizance.
Last month, a federal grand jury in California charged Mr. Biden with evasion of a tax assessment, failure to file and pay taxes, and filing a false or fraudulent tax return. The charges, detailed in a scathing 56-page indictment, chronicled his years of drug abuse, debauchery, wild spending and flouting of federal tax laws.
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