Hunter Biden found guilty in federal gun trial

by | Jun 11, 2024

On Tuesday, a jury in Delaware found Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, guilty on three felony gun charges after a weeklong trial that centered on his history of drug addiction.

Hunter Biden was indicted in federal court in Wilmington on three counts related to gun possession while using narcotics, to which he pleaded not guilty. The jury began deliberations on Monday afternoon and reached a verdict after approximately three hours.

As the verdict was read, Hunter Biden maintained his composure, looking directly at the jury and giving a slight nod. This trial marks the first time a sitting president's child has been tried.

Jill Biden was not present in the courtroom during the verdict but arrived at the courthouse shortly after. She went directly to a holding room where Hunter Biden retreated post-verdict.

The charges carry significant penalties, with two counts each punishable by up to 10 years in prison and the third by up to five years. Each count includes a potential fine of up to $250,000.

Based on federal sentencing guidelines, Hunter Biden could face over a year in prison, though the judge has discretion to impose a sentence that is either longer or shorter.

No sentencing date has been scheduled yet.


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