Hunter Biden found guilty on all 3 felony charges in federal gun trial

Hunter Biden arrives with his lawyer Abbe Lowell for a deposition before the US House of Representatives. Washington^ DC USA 02-28-2024:

After deliberating for three hours, a jury on Tuesday in Delaware federal court found President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, guilty on all three felony charges related to the purchase of a revolver in 2018. The three felony charges include making false statements in connection to buying a firearm, making a false statement with respect to information required to be kept in records and possession of a firearm by an individual who is an unlawful user of a controlled substance.

Prosecutors argued that Hunter Biden, 54, lied on a mandatory gun-purchase form by saying he was not illegally using or addicted to drugs. The case involved allegation that the son of President Joe Biden lied on a federal background form on the topic of drug addiction in order to buy a handgun in 2018. Defense attorney Abbe Lowell argued that at the time Biden filled out the federal form he did not think that he was an addict, and that the federal government failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Hunter Biden willfully broke the law.

After the jury’s decision was announced, President Joe Biden said that said he and the first lady are proud of Hunter, who has been sober since 2019, and he accepts the outcome of the case and “will continue to respect the judicial process as Hunter considers an appeal. Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support. Nothing will ever change that.”

In a statement after the verdict, Hunter Biden said: “I am more grateful today for the love and support I experienced this last week from Melissa, my family, my friends, and my community than I am disappointed by the outcome.”  His attorney, Abbe Lowell, added that they “will continue to vigorously pursue all the legal challenges available to Hunter.”

Biden faces up to 25 years in prison and $750,000 in fines; however, due to the fact he does not have a violent past and is a first-time offender, it is probable he will get a lighter sentence without prison time. Judge Maryellen Noreika did not set a sentencing date.

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