Prosecutors filed new federal charges Thursday against Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, in California.
Hunter Biden was charged with failing to pay taxes, tax evasion, filing fraudulent or false tax returns and failing to file a tax return and pay taxes, according to court documents obtained by NBC News.
Special prosecutor David Weiss is in charge of the investigation.
Earlier in the day, when information leaked that Hunter Biden was going to be re-indicted, the White House declined to comment on the charges against the president's son and referred NBC News to Hunter Biden's personal lawyers as well as the Justice Department.
Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, boards Air Force One, Feb. 4, 2023, in Syracuse, N.Y.Associated Press
The filing of additional charges marks a significant step forward in the federal investigation that has drawn scrutiny from congressional Republicans, who have seized on Hunter Biden's legal troubles as ammunition against his father.
House Republicans subpoenaed Hunter Biden to testify in November. His legal team has said Hunter Biden is willing to testify publicly before the House Oversight Committee next week.
In July, Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to federal tax charges following the failure of a plea deal. A federal judge dismissed the misdemeanor charges in August. Biden was initially expected to plead guilty to two federal misdemeanors for failing to pay taxes.
Hunter Biden was indicted in September on federal charges related to the possession of a gun, at a time when he was using narcotics. Two of the charges allege that Biden filled out a form stating that he did not use illegal drugs when he purchased the gun. Another charge alleges that he possessed a firearm while consuming narcotics. Biden pleaded not guilty.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Weiss special counsel in August to oversee the investigation.
On Monday, Weiss asked a federal judge to deny Hunter Biden's request to subpoena former President Donald Trump, among other former officials, to testify.
"His allegations and subpoena requests focus on categories of documents that are likely inadmissible, far-reaching, and non-specific about the actions and motives of individuals who were not the ones who made the decision to prosecute him," Weiss' team said.
With information from NBC News