Hunter Biden labeled 'lobbyist' in his tax indictment, foreshadowing potential charges | 14 June 2024 | Prosecutors in Hunter Biden's upcoming tax trial referred to the first son as a lobbyist in the indictment. Biden originally worked as a lobbyist for a brief period in between 2001 and 2008, stopping before his father ran for president. But, Biden continued to skirt the line of official lobbying throughout his later business career as he partnered with foreign partners that sought to influence U.S. policy. This work has potentially opened him up to more legal jeopardy as the Justice Department considers whether he violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) -- the same law that brought down former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. "Defendant ROBERT HUNTER BIDEN (hereafter 'the Defendant') was a Georgetown - and Yale-educated lawyer, lobbyist, consultant, and businessperson and, beginning in April 2018, a resident of Los Angeles, California," the introduction to Biden's indictment in the Central District of California reads. [Read the indictment here.]

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