Judge grants Hunter Biden’s bid to delay tax trial until September

A judge on Wednesday granted Hunter Biden’s request to delay his tax trial in California, moving it from its scheduled date of June 20 to Sept. 5.

Upon issuing the decision, Judge Mark Scarsi, a Donald Trump appointee, made Biden attorney Abbe Lowell vow to file no further delay requests, according to a CNN report from the courtroom.

Biden is facing nine charges brought by special counsel David Weiss over allegations he evaded taxes, failed to file taxes, and filed false returns during a four-year period beginning in 2016.

The small victory for the first son in his tax trial comes after his legal team had been scrambling to ask for delays and dismissals of his charges both in California and in his separate criminal gun case in Delaware.

The trial in Delaware is scheduled to begin on
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