Hunter Biden indicted for false statements, illegal gun possession

Hunter Biden indicted for false statements, illegal gun possession

FEDERAL prosecutors recently indicted Hunter Biden on September 14 on charges of making false statements and illegally possessing a firearm following a plea deal that collapsed in July.

These charges stem from an incident that happened five years ago when Hunter Biden purchased a revolver in Delaware while admitting to heavy drug use.

The indictment includes two counts of making false statements.

Pres. Joe Biden’s son allegedly lied about taking drugs while buying guns

Hunter Biden, 53 years old, allegedly misrepresented his drug use on the forms he filled out when purchasing the firearm.

In addition to these false statement charges, he also faces a third charge for illegally possessing the gun.

This is the first time that the son of a sitting U.S. President has been indicted on federal criminal charges.

If convicted, these charges could potentially result in up to 10 years of imprisonment on each of two counts of making false statements and five for possessing it as someone with drug addiction.

The charges were filed by Justice Department Special Counsel David Weiss, who has been investigating Hunter Biden since 2018.

The presidential son’s indictment comes after a plea deal between him and Weiss fell apart earlier this year.

To recall, in the earlier deal reached in July, Hunter Biden had agreed to plead guilty to two minor tax charges.

In exchange, he would have received probation, as he had already settled his tax obligations and penalties.

Moreover, the felony gun charge would have been suspended if Hunter Biden completed a “pretrial diversion” program, which typically includes counseling or rehabilitation.

However, the plea deal fell apart due to a disagreement regarding whether Hunter Biden would be immune from any other charges related to his business dealings in countries like Ukraine and China, which were also under investigation by the special counsel.

The tax charges were dropped. However, David Weiss indicated that new charges might be brought in other states too.

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