Wed. Jun 19th, 2024
Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden, found guilty of all three counts

Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, was found guilty on Tuesday of lying about drug use to illegally buy guns. This conviction has implications for Democrats, who may use it to counter Donald Trump’s claims that the justice system is biased against him.

The federal court jury in Wilmington, Delaware, unanimously found Hunter Biden guilty on all three counts of the indictment. He is the first child of a sitting US president to be convicted of a crime. The case against Hunter Biden was brought by special prosecutor David Weiss, who was appointed by Trump. In addition to the gun-related charges, Hunter Biden also faces tax violations in California. He is accused of failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes while spending lavishly on drugs and other items.

During the trial, witnesses testified to Hunter Biden’s struggles with addiction and his actions leading up to the gun purchase. Prosecutors presented evidence including text messages, photos, and bank records to support their case. Hunter Biden’s defense argued that he was not under the influence of drugs when he bought the gun and did not intend to deceive.

Although sentencing guidelines suggest a 15 to 21-month prison term for the gun-related charges, legal experts anticipate a shorter sentence for Hunter Biden. His compliance with pretrial release conditions may also impact the outcome. The trial in California for the tax violations is set for September 5. This verdict comes on the heels of Trump’s own legal troubles as he was convicted of falsifying business records to cover up a sex scandal. Trump has accused Democrats of orchestrating criminal prosecutions to thwart his reelection bid but Democrats argue that cases like Hunter Biden’s demonstrate that justice system works impartially

By Aiden Nguyen

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