Reports claim that over $2 million of Hunter Biden’s delinquent taxes were paid off by a famous Hollywood lawyer, as the son of Joe Biden faces a grand jury investigation into alleged financial corruption.
According to the New York Post, the overdue taxes – which amounted to more than twice as much as what had previously been reported – were paid by entertainment attorney Kevin Morris.
Among other achievements, Morris made a fortune representing the co-creators of the animated TV series “South Park,” and also won a Tony Award as co-producer of “The Book of Mormon.” He is the co-founder of the Los Angeles-based firm Morris Yorn Barnes Levine, which represents such celebrities as Matthew McConaughey, Chris Rock, Ellen Degeneres, Scarlett Johansson, and Liam Hemsworth; however, Morris is no longer a partner at the firm.
The claim was made by an anonymous source who spoke to the Post, who added that Morris has been referred to by Hunter’s friends as his “sugar brother,” and has allegedly been funding much of the living expenses behind Hunter’s new lifestyle in Los Angeles. Hunter now spends much of his time in California as he continues selling his art at high-profile auctions, with Morris reportedly advising him on how to structure his art sales.
The Post says that when they tried to reach Morris at his home in Malibu for comment, his wife slammed the door in their reporter’s face.
Hunter is currently under investigation for defrauding the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which led to him taking out a loan to settle his massive 2021 tax bill. Morris’s efforts to pay off those taxes could complicate the investigation and make it harder to secure a conviction, as the New York Times reported. However, tax prosecutors may argue that the eventual payment does not change the fact that the evasion still occurred at the time.