A former Baltimore police commissioner, who served time for tax fraud, compared his case to that of Hunter Biden and argued that all citizens should be treated equally by the Department of Justice.
Darryl De Sousa recounted that he pleaded guilty to three tax charges in 2019 and served 10 months in prison for the same offenses the president's son has been charged with. Two of the federal prosecutors in the De Sousa case were also involved in Biden's case, according to Fox News.
The man was charged with failing to pay more than $67,000 in taxes, and his plea agreement included 10 months in prison. In Hunter Biden's case, he is accused of evading more than $2 million in taxes, and his plea agreement, which was rejected by the judge, only included probation. "Me personally, I felt that… I went through that storm of my life. This is the way the criminal justice system is supposed to be. ... If this is the way the justice system is supposed to be designed, then it should be everyone should be held accountable across the board," De Sousa said during a conversation on the program America's Newsroom.
Federal Judge Maryellen Noreika rejected a plea agreement Hunter Biden had with Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors because she had doubts about its constitutionality. That deal, reached on June 20, consisted of President Joe Biden's son avoiding jail time for a felony charge of illegal purchase and possession of a firearm in exchange for pleading guilty to tax crimes.