Devon Archer on the left and Joe and Hunter Biden on the right
Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Devon Archer filed an appeal to avoid his prison sentence.
Last month Devon Archer was sentenced to one year in prison for defrauding an Indian tribe.
Archer was also ordered to pay $15 million in penalties and $43 million in restitution.
Devon Archer believes he is above the law because he was closely tied with the Bidens and filed another appeal to avoid his prison sentence.
Federal prosecutors in the US Attorney’s office in Manhattan blasted Devon Archer in a motion filed Monday.
Just the News reported:
Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner was convicted nearly four years ago of securities fraud and still he has not spent a day in prison. And now Devon Archer’s lawyers are trying to delay his punishment yet again with a new appeal that did not amuse federal prosecutors.
Archer faces one year and one day in prison and was ordered last month to pay financial penalties of $15 million and over $43 million in restitution.
His arguments to appeal and postpone serving prison time have no merit, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan told the trial judge Monday.
“Archer falls far short of meeting his burden of establishing the necessary ‘substantial question of law or fact’ to justify bail pending appeal or a stay of forfeiture,” the prosecutors wrote in their motion.
Prosecutors scoffed at that argument, saying Archer knew about the bond issuances, bought $15 million of bonds with his own money, and made “varied lies to banks” and his corporate board to further the scheme.
“It would make no sense to find that he knew about only one aspect of the scheme,” the prosecutors argued. “Archer’s guilt having already been proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the Court was then bound by the evidence – not the jury’s verdict – to find that the entirety of the scheme was foreseeable to Archer.”