Press Release
August 20, 2023

Attorneys for Supervisory Special Agent Gary Shapley made the following comment in response to the New York Times story about the events that transpired in the Hunter Biden case.

“SSA Shapley came forward for nothing more than to do the right thing and tell truth. Everything we have learned since he came forward has only added to the credibility of the testimony he and SA Ziegler provided.

“Even after the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office ignored leads and limited avenues of investigation in the Hunter Biden case, they expressed support in February 2022 for charging Biden with three tax felonies and several misdemeanors. U.S. Attorney David Weiss’s need to go to other political appointees for approval changed those plans. Now, it appears that if it weren’t for the courageous actions of these whistleblowers, who had nothing to gain and everything to lose, Hunter Biden would never have been charged at all thanks to the sweetheart treatment of federal prosecutors in Delaware. This is exactly the sort of preferential treatment these IRS agents blew the whistle on to begin with, and highlights why someone independent needs to be appointed special counsel rather than David Weiss.”

Mark D. Lytle, Partner, Nixon Peabody
Jason Foster, Founder and Chair, Empower Oversight
Tristan Leavitt, President, Empower Oversight