During a court hearing in which Hunter Biden’s plea arrangement with a federal judge had fallen apart, Biden disclosed that he had been to rehabilitation centers six times since 2003.
Reports show Biden pled “not guilty,” even though he was scheduled to submit to a pretrial diversion arrangement for a felony federal firearms charge and plead guilty to two minor tax offenses. If the deal had gone through, Biden would have been spared prison time and punishment for the weapons accusation.
Prosecutors, however, have acknowledged that their investigation against Biden continues and might lead to more criminal charges, such as foreign lobbying charges.
Media reports show the first son, now 53 years old, had been charged for lying on paperwork to purchase a rifle and was obliged to disclose his drug and alcohol usage.
Biden said he had been to addiction treatment centers. Over the last two decades, he had gone to possibly six rehabilitation centers. He said he had gone to hospital outpatient clinics for alcoholism and drugs.
Before the court reminded Biden that he could be subjected to random drug testing under his release terms, Biden stated he had last been in treatment in 2018 but had been clean since 2019.
Hunter Biden’s 2021 autobiography “Beautiful Things” revealed extensive details regarding his drug abuse and rehabilitation stays, including his several escapes from treatment. His drug dealer moved into his residence at one point.
According to a report, Hunter said he once bought crack by mistake while in college and smoked it in a cigarette since he didn’t have a pipe.
In 2013, Biden was fired from his position with a Reserve unit at Naval Station Norfolk after a positive cocaine urine test.
Kathleen Biden filed for divorce from Hunter in 2016, citing his reckless spending on his personal interests as the reason the family could no longer afford to pay household bills.
During the breakup, he began sleeping with Hallie Biden, the drug-addicted widow of his late brother Beau Biden.