The Unexpected Side of Leo Wise

In a shocking twist, federal prosecutor Leo Wise, renowned for his tough stance against corruption, finds himself under scrutiny for what critics are calling a lenient prosecution of Hunter Biden. Wise, who led the federal criminal investigation into President Biden’s son over tax and gun charges, was at the center of a highly controversial plea deal that recently fell apart.

During Hunter Biden’s court appearance in Delaware on July 26, the plan was for him to plead guilty to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to pay federal income tax as part of the deal, which would have helped him avoid jail time on a felony gun charge. The plea arrangement involved a deal on tax charges and a pretrial “”diversion agreement”” related to a separate felony charge of firearm possession by an unlawful user of controlled substances. Under this diversion agreement, Hunter Biden wouldn’t have faced the more serious gun charge if he pleaded guilty to the tax charges.

Critics immediately slammed this arrangement as a “”sweetheart deal,”” suggesting that it was designed to protect the Biden family. Republicans even accused President Biden of benefiting from Hunter’s questionable business dealings abroad, a claim that the White House and Biden allies vehemently denied.

The plot thickened when Judge Maryellen Noreika, overseeing the case, refused to accept the plea agreement, raising concerns about its constitutionality. The judge specifically questioned the immunity that Hunter Biden would receive under the diversion agreement, which would grant him broad immunity for various issues investigated by the Justice Department over the years. Noreika expressed skepticism about the constitutionality of the diversion agreement, leading to the collapse of the entire plea deal.

In court, Wise was put on the hot seat by Judge Noreika, who probed for more details about the deal. When asked, Wise stated that the agreement didn’t prevent prosecutors from investigating Hunter Biden for potential violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, which led the first son’s lawyer to declare the plea deal “”null and void.”” In the end, Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty after the deal’s unraveling.

Interestingly, Wise’s past record showcases a completely different approach to prosecutions. He gained both praise and criticism for his relentless pursuit of alleged fraud and corruption cases. In his previous role, Wise led high-profile cases against corrupt members of the Baltimore Police Department, former Maryland Del. Cheryl Glenn, and former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, all of whom faced serious consequences for their actions.

As the controversy surrounding Hunter Biden’s case unfolds, it remains to be seen how this high-stakes drama will play out. With Wise’s reputation on the line, Republicans and passionate conservatives are closely watching to see if justice will truly be served.

Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story, only on Fox News.

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