If you want to know a man’s character, look at his family.
The niece of former Vice President Joe Biden paid over $100,000 in court-ordered restitution on Friday, as part of an arrangement to avoid jail time for a six-figure shopping spree with a stolen credit card.
Joe Biden’s Niece Pleads Guilty in $110,000 Credit Card Scam pic.twitter.com/6CIQAEzAG0
— Paul Kent (@kentpg) June 12, 2017
Biden, 30, accepted the deal under which she paid back $110,810.04 after pleading guilty to grand larceny in the Manhattan Supreme Court, the New York Post reports.
The former vice president’s niece was sentenced to two years’ probation back in June. The court agreed to drop the grand larceny charge against Biden and allow her to re-plead to petit larceny after she does 10 days of community service.
Biden’s recent skirt with the law stems from a 2015 incident in which she asked to borrow an unidentified man’s credit card for a $672 purchase at Manhattan’s Bigelow Apothecaries on Sixth Avenue.
She vastly exceeded that amount, charging the card with a total of $110,810.04. Biden was arrested in May 2017, and charged with grand and petit larceny.
This wasn’t the first time Joe Biden’s niece managed to escape jail. In 2013, the 30-year-old, who has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, got into a physical confrontation with her roommate over the rent.
Biden ended up hitting a police officer and was arrested on charges of harassment, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice.
“I shouldn’t be handcuffed!” she said at the time of her arrest, according to court documents. “You don’t know who you’re doing this to.”
She stayed at a Delray Beach, Florida rehab center for three months longer than originally intended.
Ultimately, Biden walked free when the court ordered her charges dropped as long as she kept out of trouble.
Apparently, being the relative of a Democratic politician has its perks. So much for “blind justice.”
Well, you know, she’s special. Anyone else stealing 100k in goods wouldn’t have been allowed to plead down with no prison time. Especially since it’s not her first rodeo!
— KCnoBand (@bizzykimmi) January 23, 2018
Joe Biden’s niece gets treated differently under the Law than you or me. The judge gives her “get out of jail” card.
— Richard Chaby (@RichardChaby) January 22, 2018
Must be rough to be that connected…
— Jeff the Raconteur ♿?? (@HarbingerOfCake) January 22, 2018
Where is the outrage from the Left as another member of the 1% gets a sweetheart deal from the Courts?
— Gregg Peppel (@GreggPeppel) January 22, 2018
Yet one more example of the spoiled beltway crowd.
— Robin (@Robin1027P) January 22, 2018
Oh yeah she’s a class act. You want to see #whiteprivilege in action? Here it is. Hypocritical left as usual
— Chris Buehler (@BoringIsGood) January 22, 2018
Runs in the family
— Booger (@texassmokeeater) January 22, 2018