(trendingpoliticsnews) – Legal documents reveal that David Weiss, the justice official handling Hunter Biden’s tax crimes case, had part of his college and law school expenses paid through bribes from tax evaders.
Weiss’ father, Meyer Weiss, served as an IRS agent in Philadelphia from 1955 to 1984, the Daily Mail revealed in an exclusive report on Saturday. He was apprehended for accepting over $200,000 in bribes from individuals seeking to evade federal tax laws, resulting in a four-year prison sentence.
According to a 1995 US tax court ruling, Meyer contributed nearly $71,020 towards David’s college and law school tuition, with some of it financed by the bribe money.
The criminal history of the Delaware prosecutor’s family came to light thanks to the nonprofit organization Marco Polo, which previously conducted a two-year investigation into the Biden family. Last year, they published a shocking 650-page report alleging dozens of crimes involving Joe Biden, his son, family members, and associates.
Founder Garrett Ziegler, a former Donald Trump White House staffer, acknowledged that David Weiss should not be held responsible for his father’s actions, but he expressed concerns that this familial background might influence Weiss’ approach to tax prosecutions.
Ziegler stated, “A son cannot be held to account for the sins of his father, of course. But that’s not what we’re asking. The relevance of this familial background is obvious: Would US Attorney Weiss think differently about the federal tax code with respect to Hunter Biden, considering Weiss’ education and thus his career is owed, in part, to violations of said federal tax code? As citizens, we’re demanding that an impartial investigation and prosecution be carried out.”
A 1995 ruling by a tax court, unearthed by Marco Polo, stated that “In the early 1950’s, [Meyer] Weiss began a pattern of receiving bribes in return for compromising portions of tax liabilities under audit.”
The total bribes received from 1978 to 1983 amounted to $210,500, while Meyer earned $137,632 in wages during the same period. The judge highlighted questionable expenses amounting to $134,092, including an investment property in Pompano Beach, Florida, a share in two condominiums in Fort Lauderdale, cars, a $30,000 country club membership, and bond investments.
Expenses for David Weiss’ degree at Washington University in St. Louis from 1974 to 1979 totaled $39,741, with an additional $12,020 for a semester at the University of Miami, and $19,320 for Delaware Law School in Wilmington starting in 1981. Meyer also opened an investment account in David’s name, as well as for his daughter, Mindy.
The 1995 tax court case aimed to categorize Meyer’s wife, Betty, as an “innocent spouse,” absolving her of responsibility for the unpaid taxes related to her husband’s bribes. However, the court rejected the claim, stating that Betty “had reason to know” of the illicit income and couldn’t be considered an “innocent spouse.”
The judge ruled, “Mrs. Weiss was relatively unsophisticated where financial matters were concerned, but she was not totally naïve. Mrs. Weiss knew she and her husband owned their house, a small condominium, and a 25-percent interest in a partnership owning two other, larger condominiums. She knew they belonged to a country club, where they lunched, played tennis, and golfed frequently, and that there were costs associated therewith. During the years in issue, petitioners’ expenditures were nearly double Mr. Weiss’ wages. At some point, a reasonable person would have asked, ‘How can we afford this?’”
Meyer was born in 1924 and died in 2003, while Betty died on April 23, 2020.
The new revelations follow accusations by lawmakers that Weiss had been “slow-rolling” the Hunter Biden probe and avoiding pursuing higher crimes despite compelling evidence of illegal behavior.