NEW: Hunter Enters Plea

( – As justice is inching closer to being served on Hunter Biden’s suspected crimes, the scandalous first son has pleaded not guilty to multiple federal tax charges in California, which could send him to prison for close to two decades if he is found guilty.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden’s son entered a plea of not guilty to nine federal tax charges in a Los Angeles court and is set to trial in June, The New York Post reports.

These charges allege that between 2016 and 2019, he failed to pay at least $1.4 million in federal taxes on earnings from abroad, which are currently the subject of investigation in the House impeachment inquiry into his father, President Biden.

Hunter Biden, 53, appeared visibly nervous during the proceedings, the report points out.

He is facing a potential maximum sentence of 17 years in prison if found guilty on all counts.

Judge Mark Scarsi, appointed by former President Donald Trump, oversaw the arraignment, which lasted about 30 minutes.

Hunter appeared in court without his attorney, Kevin Morris – known as his “sugar brother” – or the documentary crew following him.

At the hearing, when Judge Scarsi inquired about his plea, Hunter Biden, dressed in a navy blue suit, firmly stated, “Not guilty.”

The judge set certain conditions for Hunter’s pretrial release, including abstaining from drugs and alcohol, not possessing firearms, and seeking employment.

He was also instructed to submit his state and federal taxes and to report any travel plans.

Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, requested additional evidence from prosecutors, who responded that they have already provided substantial documentation from their five-year investigation.

Lowell indicated plans to file various motions in the case, including one related to the actions of the IRS.

There’s an ongoing discussion about a plea deal that Hunter Biden backed out of in a Delaware court hearing, which his legal team argues is still valid.

Towards the end of the hearing, Judge Scarsi asked Hunter Biden to state his full name for the record, to which he responded, “Robert Hunter Biden.”

Hunter Biden made a surprise visit to the House Oversight Committee in Washington, DC, just before this court appearance, a committee that’s part of the impeachment inquiry into his father.

The indictment against him in California details his alleged extravagant spending, which includes significant amounts on drugs, escorts, and luxury items while neglecting his tax obligations.