Charged with gun purchase: President’s son Hunter Biden indicted

Now, just about a year before the start of the presidential election in America, the son of incumbent U.S. President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, has been charged with gun possession.

Hunter Biden has been indicted, accused of concealing his drug addiction during a gun purchase years ago. Biden allegedly possessed the revolver briefly in 2018; in order to purchase it, he allegedly made false statements to gun dealers. The charges include a total of three counts: making a false statement at the time of purchase, making false statements to the dealer and possessing a gun despite unlawful drug use. The maximum penalty for this would be ten years in prison, but the prosecutor’s office has already announced that sentences far below the maximum penalty are often handed out in similar cases, reported the Tagesschau.

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A plea deal with prosecutors fell through in July. The 53-year-old had actually agreed with Delaware prosecutors to plead guilty to illegal weapons possession and tax offenses. In return, he was to receive a lenient sentence, but a judge questioned the content of the deal. In addition, a special prosecutor was appointed by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, David Weiss had already announced last week that he would seek an indictment against Hunter Biden later this month.

Image: Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, Joe Biden (49559270488), CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons (no changes made)

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