A lawyer for rapper Kodak Black slammed the prison-free plea deal reached by the Justice Department and the president's son, Hunter Biden.
Black was charged with the same federal weapons crime as Biden and sentenced to over three years in prison.
Bradford Cohen, criminal defense attorney for Black said, "There's no such thing as not getting jail time on a gun charge on any kind of gun charge."
The Justice Department announced Tuesday that Hunter Biden agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax. The younger Biden also agreed to enter into a pretrial diversion agreement with regard to a separate charge of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance.
Black's lawyer commented in an Instagram post reacting to the news: "2 tiers of justice? Kodak was charged for the same crime. Got over 3 years. Mr. Biden will not serve a day. Feels right? Do FBI agents and federal authorities take cases personally?"
He said the DOJ's plea deal with the younger Biden is out of step with a prosecutor’s typical treatment of federal crimes, especially when they involve public figures.
"I’ve never seen anyone where this offense was charged, and they didn't get some sort of prison sentence. And in fact, most of the time in federal court, you very rarely see people get anything but a prison sentence."
Cohen noted the case involving actress Felicity Huffman, who was charged and sentenced to two weeks in prison as part of a college-admissions scandal in which she paid to boost her daughter's admission into college.
He added, "A federal crime is supposed to be a federal crime. And federal crimes are supposed to be very serious federal crimes, and that's why you look at prison sentences."
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