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Joe Biden’s niece gets rehab and skates on jail time after DUI guilty plea

President-elect Joe Biden’s niece, Caroline Biden, pleaded guilty to a DUI on Dec. 3 and was sentenced to 20 days to six months of “confinement,” Pennsylvania court records show. However, the fine print stated that Caroline, 33, will not serve any time behind bars after she negotiated a plea deal with the Montgomery County district attorney. Instead, she will serve five-plus months of probation, with 20 days of rehab in January counted toward her sentence.

Many will recall that Caroline Biden has had numerous problems with the law and each time she miraculously skates. This is yet another instance where Biden family members avoid jail time. A New York Post investigation in July found at least eight other arrests of Biden family members resulted in wrist slaps and not much more.

“She will be on probation … Should she then violate or break the law at any time, then she will be on the hook for the rest of the sentence,” said Kate Delano, a DA spokeswoman.

Caroline Biden is the daughter of James Biden… Joe Biden’s brother. She was busted in Lower Merion Township, PA, in August 2019 after slamming her car into a tree. Arresting officer Jeffrey Seamans noted Biden, who was driving without a license, “had difficulty focusing on the conversation” as he questioned her.

They found pill bottles for carisoprodol and lorazepam in the car, both of which are controlled substances. A blood test later confirmed those and other drugs were in her system at the time of the crash.

This case has been making its way through the courts during the last year as her uncle campaigned for the presidency. There has been little to no press coverage of it either. Caroline’s arraignment was held on Nov. 4, just one day after the presidential election.

A court spokesperson insisted the date was auto-generated and its post-election timing was coincidental.

Mike Gottlieb, a Norristown, PA, attorney with experience in DUI cases, said the ruling was fair for a first offense. “It is not an unusual sentence to get credit for the time in the rehab. So truthfully, I don’t think she was treated any differently than any of my clients would have been,” he stated. However, drug use would indicate otherwise in this case.

This may have been her first offense in Pennsylvania, but her New York rap sheet includes dropping more than $110,000 on a stolen credit card. In 2018 she got 2 years of probation for that offense. And she was also arrested in 2013 during a scuffle with her roommate, for attacking an officer who responded to their apartment. The officer was unharmed and Biden again avoided jail.

In the DUI case, Biden was also ordered to pay $1,990 in fines and legal costs and “participate in a public or nonprofit community service program for 12 hours.” Her license was also suspended for a year and she will be compelled to participate in a drug and alcohol awareness program.

Her father, James Biden, is under fire for his involvement in the Pennsylvania hospital chain Americore. One of its hospitals in Ellwood City, PA, was raided by the FBI in January. James Biden and President-elect Joe Biden were also connected to Chinese energy giant CEFC, through emails obtained from a laptop owned by Caroline’s cousin, Joe’s son Hunter Biden.

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