New charges against Hunter Biden expected Thursday | 7 Dec 2023 | New federal charges against Hunter Biden are expected to be filed Thursday in California, two sources familiar with the matter told NBC News. Details of the charges from special counsel David Weiss were not immediately known, but one source said they are tax-related. The case was assigned to Judge Mark Scarsi, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump. Additional charges would mark a significant development in the federal investigation that has drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans, who have seized on Hunter Biden's legal woes as rhetorical ammunition against his father, Joe Biden. House Republicans subpoenaed Hunter Biden in November, and his legal team has said that he's open to testifying publicly before the House Oversight Committee next week.