Breaking: Hunter Biden Indicted on Gun Charges
Federal prosecutors have indicted Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, on gun charges, escalating a years-long probe into Hunter Biden’s activities.
- Indictment includes three counts related to gun possession while using narcotics.
- Two of the counts could lead to a maximum prison sentence of 10 years each.
- The case is overseen by special counsel David Weiss, appointed by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The indictment, unsealed on Thursday in a Delaware federal court, includes three counts tied to the possession of a gun while using narcotics. Two of the counts are related to Biden allegedly falsifying information on a federal form during the purchase of a Colt Cobra revolver in October 2018. The third count accuses him of possessing a firearm while using a narcotic.
According to the indictment, Biden certified on a federally mandated form “that he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, and any other controlled substance, when in fact, as he knew, that statement was false and fictitious.” This serious allegation comes amidst a turbulent political climate, with the House Republicans launching an impeachment inquiry seeking bank records and other documents from the president and his son.
The case is being overseen by special counsel David Weiss, a Trump appointee retained due to the sensitive nature of investigating a president’s son. The White House has directed requests for comments to the Justice Department and Hunter Biden’s legal team. Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, criticized the charges as politically influenced and unwarranted, vowing to demonstrate their baselessness in court.
|Indictment Date||Thursday, September 2023|
|Charges||Three counts related to gun possession while using narcotics|
|Potential Sentence||Up to 10 years in prison for two counts, up to 5 years for one count|
|Legal Representation for Hunter Biden||Abbe Lowell|
|Special Counsel||David Weiss|
The indictment against Hunter Biden marks a significant development in the ongoing scrutiny of his financial and personal affairs. It reflects the heightened tensions and partisan divides in the current U.S. political landscape. The unfolding case promises to be a focal point in the national discourse, with potential implications for the Biden administration. As the legal proceedings advance, it remains to be seen how this case will shape the public perception of the Biden family and the broader political dynamics in the country.