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Biden’s Niece Faces Few Consequences for $100k Credit Card Scam

Caroline Biden, the 31-year-old niece of former Vice President Joe Biden, avoided jail time and paid a reasonably small amount of restitution after pleading guilty to credit card fraud.

The fraud included only a single person’s credit card that Biden possessed, and racked up over $100,000 in charges at New York CIty’s Bigelow’s pharmacy. Bigelow’s carries high-end items, such as face creams that cost in the hundreds of dollars. The victim had given Biden permission to make a single $672 purchase with the card, but Biden then used the card to open a customer account at the pharmacy, which she would bill for over $100,000 personal items in the following year.

The consequences for those actions were almost non-existent, with Biden dodging any jail time, and only having to pay back slightly more than what she stole (which is a hardly a deterrent).

According to Fox News, “In June 2017, Biden admitted to grand larceny and petty larceny, with an agreement to get two years’ probation if she repaid the money, worked 10 days of community service and avoided re-arrest for a year. She completed 10 days of community service at a children’s hospital and repaid more than $110,000 in restitution.” She was sentenced last Thursday to those two years probation. In other words, she got to dodge jail time because she paid a 10% fee on the $100k she stole.

How could that be the case? Call me crazy, but perhaps it’s because of her last name. Justice Curtis Farber presided over the case, an appointee of Michael Bloomberg, a leftie, and longtime friend of Joe Biden.

This is hardly the only recent case of a Democrat VP’s (or VP candidates’) relatives committing a crime without consequence. The son of Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s VP, was arrested after disrupting a Trump rally following the election and pled guilty to a charge of obstructing the legal process. He received a 90-day jail sentence, but 86 of those days were suspended. He also received a small $236 fine and a year of probation.

It’s clear that there’s a different legal status for those who are part of the political elite, and the rest of us. Both conservatives and liberals expressed outrage at the light sentence:

I’ll just have to disagree with the liberals who weighed in. It ain’t white privilege, it’s liberal privilege.

Matt

Matt is the co-founder of Unbiased America and a freelance writer specializing in economics and politics. He’s been published in The American Thinker, Rare, The Foundation for Economic Education, The Ludwig von Mises Institute, and National Review. He is the author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left. Follow him on Twitter at @MattPalumbo12.

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  • Can't believe ANYONE would be surprised by this two or three tiered Justice System. It has been going on for decades. Every poor minority KNOWS who our middle class is just finding out. Rich well connected lawyers ALWAYS beat government prosecutors. Cases are fixed by phone plea bargains where after six months the "crime" is expunged. Try that if you are an African American or just a working Joe.

    The violent French Revolution was about Justice and thousands of elites were killed for their ability to live above the law. HRC is our modern day Marie Antonette floating above the law while sealing everything not nailed down. The hundreds of millions of dollars "donated" to her Foundation stopped dead with her defeat by Trump. Wonder why? Bill & Hillary will go down in history as biggest crooks ever walk the stage of American politics. Yet many Americans will go to their graves supporting these two. But then again many individuals still supported Hitler after WW II. No accounting for stupidity.

  • Proof again that it is good to be a Democrat in a life of crime. They do love support and admire Banditos. as for the crime, a Democrat résumé enhancement.

  • Well, the fifteen year old that got 5 years was not a democrat or related to a democrat elitist. Simple as that!

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