President Biden’s Son, Hunter Biden Faces Maximum Sentence of 25 Years Imprisonment, $750,000 Fine

A federal jury has found Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, guilty on three felony charges related to firearms.

This verdict, reported by CNN, marks a historic moment, as it is the first time an immediate family member of a sitting president has been convicted of a crime during the president’s term.

The charges stemmed from an incident in October 2018, when Hunter Biden purchased a revolver from a Delaware gun shop.

He was convicted of lying about his drug use on a federal background check form and possessing a firearm while struggling with drug addiction. The jury deliberated for nearly three hours before returning guilty verdicts on all charges.

Hunter Biden now faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a $750,000 fine. However, as a first-time offender, his sentence is likely to be significantly reduced.

The conviction brings closure to a challenging chapter for the Biden family, who have been deeply involved in the legal proceedings.

First Lady Jill Biden and other family members have shown consistent support by attending court hearings, with some even testifying on his behalf.

The case was part of a lengthy investigation by the Justice Department that began in 2018. Special Counsel David Weiss, who has overseen both this case and Hunter Biden’s upcoming trial on federal tax offenses, has denied allegations of political motivation in the prosecutions. The guilty verdicts validate Weiss’ efforts, and President Biden has already ruled out the possibility of pardoning his son.

During the trial, emotional testimony revealed Hunter Biden’s struggles with addiction, a topic he has discussed publicly. An FBI agent testified that Hunter Biden had texted about using crack cocaine shortly after illegally purchasing the firearm in 2018. This testimony, along with other evidence presented during the week-long trial, highlighted the personal challenges Hunter Biden has faced.

The trial’s outcome sets the stage for Hunter Biden’s next legal battle in September, further complicating the Biden family’s public and private lives as they navigate these turbulent times.


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