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It’s Who You Know: Biden’s Niece Avoids Jail in Credit Card Scam

Author: Rick Moran / Source: Trending

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s niece pleaded guilty in a credit card scheme that involved more than $100,000 in fraudulent charges, but she isn’t going to spend a day in jail.

Caroline Biden agreed to pay back the $110,810 she stole from a New York pharmacy over the course of a year after pleading guilty to charges of grand larceny and petit larceny. If she makes restitution and keeps her nose clean, she can go back to court, plead to a lesser charge, and in exchange, will receive two years probation.

But she’ll stay out of jail even if she fails to live up to the plea deal, instead getting sentenced on the felony larceny to five years probation.

Defense lawyer Ira London declined to comment.

Biden was also in Manhattan Criminal Court in 2014, on charges of resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and harassment stemming from a dustup with her Tribeca roommate.

In that case, the silver-spoon Georgetown University graduate was accused of taking a swing at…

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