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HUNTER BIDEN FOUND GUILTY IN GUN CASE



  Jun 17, 2024

HUNTER BIDEN FOUND GUILTY IN GUN CASE



What Is the Case About?

Hunter Biden faced three federal felony gun charges related to his purchase of a revolver in October 2018. The charges included lying about his drug use on a federal background check form and possessing a gun while addicted to, or using, illegal drugs. These laws aim to prevent drug addicts from owning firearms.

What Was the Verdict?

A federal jury found Hunter Biden guilty on all three charges after deliberating for just under three hours. This marks the first time a president’s immediate family member has been found guilty of a crime during their father’s term in office, although the offenses predate Joe Biden’s presidency. Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $750,000 at sentencing. As a first-time offender, he is likely to receive a lesser sentence. Sentencing is expected within 120 days of the verdict, likely before Election Day.

What Are the Charges?

The charges against Hunter Biden included:

1. Lying about his drug use on a federal background check form.
2. Possessing a gun while addicted to, or using, illegal drugs.

What Are the Possible Penalties?

Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $750,000. However, as a first-time offender, he is expected to receive a lesser sentence.

What Were Hunter Biden’s and President Joe Biden’s Reactions?

Hunter Biden expressed disappointment with the verdict but gratitude for his family’s support. President Joe Biden reiterated his support for his son, emphasizing his role as a father seeking to support his family.




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