A research group named Marco Polo, which is a non-profit organization has conducted a thorough analysis of Hunter Biden’s laptop. Along with Rudy Giuliani and other individuals, the group has written a letter to the judge who is presiding over the tax fraud case involving Hunter Biden, the First Son. They strongly urge the judge to reject the prosecutors’ plea deal. It is being argued by the group that judges have the option to reject plea deals, particularly if they feel that such deals would lead to insignificant consequences. This is because it could create a negative impression on the public regarding nepotism and political influence in the criminal justice system.
According to Marco Polo’s investigation, the laptop contains evidence of numerous violations of both state and federal laws, totaling at least 459 instances. These violations include 140 business-related crimes, 191 sex-related crimes, and 128 drug-related crimes. The evidence supporting these claims includes emails, photos, videos, text messages, and audio files. According to their perspective, the suggested plea bargain does not adequately address the severity of the crimes committed. They compare it to a “limited hangout,” a strategy that minimizes major issues by confessing to only minor wrongdoings.
In the letter, Marco Polo is joined by Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s former attorney, who emphasizes his past role as a United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. They argue that Hunter Biden is being offered a lenient deal due to his familial connections, suggesting that without such influence, no prosecutor would have proposed just two misdemeanors and a non-prosecution for a felony gun charge.
Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, also signed the letter, emphasizing that whistleblower disclosures and congressional oversight have revealed prosecutorial misconduct in this case. They claim that an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Lesley Wolf, obstructed investigators by tipping off the Bidens about an impending raid on a storage unit. Wolf allegedly concealed evidence, discouraged inquiries about “the big guy” (referring to President Joe Biden) and was overly concerned about the optics of searching the President’s guest house, actions that might have violated federal statutes and Pennsylvania Bar rules.
The letter further reveals that Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Chris Clark, warned prosecutors that their careers would suffer if they brought more charges against him. Additionally, the proposed plea deal appears unprecedented as the District of Delaware has never previously charged 26 USC §7203 as a standalone misdemeanor, which is the case with Hunter Biden.
Finally, the letter urges the judge to consider delaying her decision on the plea offer until more information is available, particularly testimony from Hunter Biden’s former business partner, Devon Archer, which is set before the Oversight and Accountability Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives early next week. They believe such crucial information should be considered before finalizing any plea agreement.