We’ve taken a few trips down memory lane with Joe Biden’s son Hunter over the past couple of years. Whether it’s his incredibly fortunate job history, including gigs with the Ukrainians and the Chinese or his occasional alleged issues with various “substances” and strippers, he’s apparently had quite an interesting life. But even with all of those exploits under his belt, he’s always seemed to avoid any serious entanglements with the law. Using that as a launching point, the New York Post did a bit more digging this week and found that Hunter isn’t the only member of the extended Biden clan who appears to have run afoul of the long arm of the law but somehow always seems to skate away without taking too much legal damage. Let’s take a look.
In August 2019, Caroline Biden, 33, a niece of former Vice President Biden, was busted in Lower Merion Township, Penn., for driving under the influence and without a license, public records show. While the case is active, it’s unlikely Caroline will face much in the way of consequences — if history and Biden family rap sheets are any guide.
Her arrest, which was never made public, was at least the ninth among Joe Biden’s close family, and followed incidents involving his brother Frank, his son Hunter and his daughter Ashley. The cases — ranging from felony theft to drug possession — were all either thrown out, or resulted in light sentences with no jail time, according to a Post review of public records and published reports.
The Pennsylvania drunken-driving collar was the third run-in with the law for Caroline, who is the daughter of Joe’s younger brother, James Biden Sr.
Some of these stories are mildly interesting I suppose, but also not the sort of thing that plenty of families, unfortunately, run into from time to time. What’s more potentially intriguing is how those cases worked out after the legal system was finished with them. (More on that in a moment.)