Joe Biden’s troubled niece Caroline Biden was arrested last August for driving under the influence and driving without a license in a Philadelphia suburb, it has been revealed.
The 33-year-old daughter of the former vice president’s younger brother, James Biden Sr, was taken into custody last year by law enforcement officials in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, according to the New York Post.
The case, which is still active, was never made public.
Caroline Biden has had several run-ins with the law, though she has not been required to serve any time in prison.
Caroline Biden, 33, the niece of former vice president Joe Biden, was arrested last August in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, for driving under the influence and driving without a license, it has been reported. She is seen above in Brooklyn in October 2019
In July 2018, Caroline Biden scored a sweetheart plea deal in Manhattan court following her arrest in 2017 that resulted in a felony conviction for a $100,000 credit card scam
Caroline Biden, decked in a fitted black dress and ankle booties, was sentenced to two years probation after accepting a deal to plead guilty to the lesser charge of petit larceny. She is seen above in Manhattan Criminal Court on July 26, 2018
In 2018, she was sentenced by Manhattan Criminal Court to two years probation after pleading guilty to taking part in a scam in which she borrowed a credit card to buy more than $110,000 worth of beauty products at Bigelow Pharmacy in Greenwich Village.
Prosecutors previously said Caroline Biden asked to borrow a credit card from a victim, who was not identified in court documents, to buy a single item for $672.
But instead Biden opened an account at Bigelow Pharmacy and spent more than $110,000 between April 2015 and June 24, 2016, buying the store’s lavish products.
On May 5, 2017, police arrested her and initially charged her with grand and petit larceny.
‘I not only acknowledge my conduct and take responsibility but deeply regret the harm caused,’ she told the judge during sentencing in July 2018.
‘I can assure you that I have made amends, full restitution, completed community service and that nothing like this will ever happen again,’ Biden said.
In 2013, Caroline Biden was arrested by the New York Police Department for harassment, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice after she got into a fight with a roommate who demanded that she pay rent for living in their Tribeca apartment.
Joe Biden, the former vice president and presumptive Democratic Party nominee, is seen above last month in Darby, Pennsylvania. Members of Biden’s family have had a history of run-ins with the law, but none of them have had to serve time in prison
Caroline Biden is the daughter of Joe Biden’s younger brother, James Biden Sr (right), a financier. Joe and James Biden are seen above in October 2008
James Biden is seen right with his wife, Sara Biden, at the White House in October 2011
While she was taken into custody, Caroline Biden allegedly took a swing at a police officer, resulting in the obstruction charge.
During her arrest, Caroline Biden was heard telling police: ‘I shouldn’t be handcuffed! You don’t know who you’re doing this to!’
As officers removed her from a precinct after her arrest, she covered herself up in a blanket and had police wheel her out on a gurney.
Caroline Biden, who was reportedly in and out of rehab for anger management and a drug addiction, also managed to escape jail at the time when the court ordered for her charges to be dropped if she behaved for six months.
In 2009, Caroline Biden was briefly detained by Amtrak police because of a ‘misunderstanding over a train fare,’ an Amtrak spokeswoman told the AP at the time.
The Biden family has had a history of arrests and scandals in recent years, though none have resulted in prison sentences.
When asked if Joe Biden used his position of influence to intervene on behalf of relatives who have been arrested, a campaign spokesperson told the Post: ‘No he didn’t, and this entire story is garbage.’
Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden, 39, was arrested for possession of marijuana when she was a 17-year-old student at Tulane University.
Court records from New Orleans do not list any conviction for Ashley Biden.
The New York Post reported in 2009 that Ashley Biden was known for her hard partying during her college days.
The newspaper reported that it was offered footage shot from a hidden camera which purported to show a woman resembling Ashley Biden snorting cocaine.
In 2002, it was reported that Ashley Biden was arrested for making ‘intimidating statements’ toward a police officer after a brawl at a Chicago bar.
Joe Biden’s youngest brother, Frank Biden, has reportedly been arrested several times for driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, and petty theft
DailyMail.com reported earlier this year that Frank Biden (seen left with his brother, Joe, and with Mindy Ward, Frank’s partner, in November 2017) has failed to pay nearly $1million as part of a civil judgment against him after he was involved in a 1999 vehicular collision that caused the death of a California man
Victim: Michael Albano was killed in August 1999 when the high-powered Jaguar driven by Frank Biden’s friend hit him while it was driving at speeds nearing 80mph on a California highway. His daughters Nicole (right) and Lorraina have fought for Biden to pay compensation since then and have received nothing.
Powerful: Frank Biden rented a 1999 Jaguar XK8 like this, a 4-liter V8 capable of 154mph. He was in the passenger seat when he allegedly shifted it to manual and urged the driver to ‘punch it’ moments before the fatal collision
The charges of obstructing a police officer were dropped after she apologized in court.
Ashley Biden is the youngest of three siblings. She is the only one born to the vice president and his second wife, Jill.
Joe Biden’s first wife, Neilia, and their 13-month-old daughter, Naomi, died in a 1972 car crash.
Her two half-brothers are Beau Biden and Hunter Biden, 50.
Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, died in 2015 from brain cancer. He was 46 years old at the time of his death.
Beau Biden was survived by his wife and two children.
Joe Biden’s youngest brother, 66-year-old Frank Biden, was arrested in August 2003 when police pulled him over after he made a wide left turn in Fort Lauderdale.
According to the Miami New Times, Frank Biden’s eyes were red and his speech was slurred. Officers said he smelled of alcohol.
Police also reportedly noticed an empty bottle of Popov vodka in his car.
When police gave Frank Biden a field sobriety test, he kept losing his balance and was unable to touch his finger to his nose, according to the New Times.
Police then ran a scan of Frank Biden’s license, which revealed that it had been suspended four times up to that point.
Frank Biden was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and driving with a suspended license. He pleaded no contest, according to the New Times.
A court sentenced Frank Biden to six months of probation and an additional six months of having his license suspended.
Just two months later, before his drunk driving case was taken up in court, Frank Biden was arrested on charge of petty theft for allegedly trying to steal DVDs from Blockbuster Video.
The alleged incident took place at the now-defunct Blockbuster location in Pompano Beach, where employees began arguing with Frank Biden after they observed him stuffing his pants with two DVDs.
Frank Biden was taken into custody by a sheriff’s deputy, but he reportedly failed to show up for a court hearing in the case.
There is no available documentation on the outcome of the case.
In November 2004, Frank Biden was arrested a third time – this time by law enforcement officials in Juno Beach, Florida.
Ashley Biden, 39, Joe Biden’s daughter (seen far right with her father and TV host Sunny Hostin in April 2018), was arrested when she was a 17-year-old college freshman for possession of marijuana
In 2002, it was reported that Ashley Biden was arrested for making ‘intimidating statements’ toward a police officer after a brawl at a Chicago bar. She is seen with her father in New York City in February 2017
Ashley Biden is the youngest of three siblings. She is the only one born to the vice president and his second wife, Jill. Her two half-brothers are Beau Biden and Hunter Biden, 50. From left: Ashley Biden, Hunter Biden, and Beau Biden, who at the time was attorney general of Delaware. They are pictured in September 2012
Beau Biden (seen second from right with his wife, Hallie, far right, and his parents, Joe and Jill Biden, in 2012) died in 2015 of brain cancer. He was 46
He then pleaded no contest to driving with a suspended license. Instead of the mandatory 30-day jail sentence, Frank Biden was allowed to check into a rehabilitation center in Delray Beach, where he stayed for three months.
In 2011, Frank Biden told the Miami New Times: ‘I was an alcoholic. I’m a sober person. I’m very proud of that fact.’
Before Frank Biden’s criminal troubles, he was also on the wrong end of a costly civil judgment.
In February, DailyMail.com revealed that Frank Biden was found legally responsible for the death of Michael Albano in August 1999.
Albano was killed when he was struck by a Jaguar XK8 convertible that was driven by Jason Turton, who was then 25 years old.
Frank Biden, who was in the passenger seat, shifted the 290hp car into manual and told Turton to ‘punch it.’ The vehicle reached speeds of 80mph even though the legal limit in that section of HIghway 101 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, was 35mph.
Albano, who was crossing the highway, was struck and killed. Frank Biden is alleged to have told Turton to ‘keep driving’ and flee the scene after the collision.
Another passenger in the car is said to have told police that everyone in the vehicle was drinking.
Frank Biden fled California leaving a trail of unpaid bills and never even turned up in court when Albano’s family sued him, according to court documents.
After failing to turn up for a single court hearing in the case, Frank Biden was found to be liable by way of a default judgment. He was ordered to pay the Albano family nearly $1million.
To this day, Frank Biden has not paid the family a cent. When Joe Biden, then a senator from Delaware, was tapped to be Barack Obama’s running mate in 2008, the family appealed to the future vice president to get his brother to pay.
But the family was told that Frank Biden was broke.
After Joe Biden became vice president, Frank Biden reportedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from a series of positions that appear to trade heavily on his family name.
Frank, 66, describes himself as a senior adviser to his brother’s political action committee, and lives in Florida.
Hunter Biden was cited for drug possession by law enforcement officials in New Jersey in 1988
Biden had fought tooth and nail against traveling to Arkansas for his legal battle with Lunden Roberts (pictured). The former stripper first filed suit against Biden in May 2019, but Biden denied the baby was his, although DNA testing proved he is indeed the child’s father
Hunter and Hallie began dating after the death of her husband Beau Biden – former Vice President Joe Biden’s elder son. Beau passed away from brain cancer in 2015 at age 46 (pictured together left in 2011). Then in 2017 she began to date Beau’s brother Hunter who was still married to his then-wife Kathleen (pictured together right in 2016)
Hunter Biden settled his child support case and recently had a baby with his 33-year-old wife, Melissa Cohen Biden
Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s 50-year-old son, was arrested in 1988 for drug possession.
‘I was cited for possession of a controlled substance in Stone Harbor, NJ,’ Hunter Biden said in 2006.
‘There was a pre-trial intervention and the record was expunged.’
Last December, it was revealed that Hunter Biden was linked to several criminal investigations involving fraud, money laundering, and a counterfeiting scheme.
The allegations were filed by a private-eye firm, D&A Investigations, in relation to Hunter’s paternity case involving his baby mama Lunden Roberts.
They seek to lay bare his finances in an attempt to recoup child support.
Among Hunter’s assets, as claimed by the documents, is a $2.5million home in the Hollywood Hills.
One of the claims involves Burisma, the Ukrainian oil company that was at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
Trump came under fire for a phone call with Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, urging him to investigate Hunter’s work with Burisma, while withholding some $400million in military aid.
The new allegations accuse Hunter and business associates of establishing ‘bank and financial accounts with Morgan Stanley … for Burisma Holdings Limited … for the money laundering scheme’.
D&A claimed that the accounts showed a value of nearly $6.8million between March 2014 and December 2015, according to the Post.
In addition, the documents allege that Hunter and three associates attempted to con Sioux Native Americans out of $60million through the sale of tribal bonds.
It’s unclear what agencies are allegedly investigating Hunter. But shortly after the allegations were filed, a judge struck them down because they were filed by an ‘intervener,’ according to the New York Post.