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  • 14 Jul, 2024

Hunter Biden was found guilty

Hunter Biden was found guilty

The son of the president of the United States was arrested in the case of weapons of the government

US President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, was found guilty by a Delaware jury on three federal charges related to possession of a firearm while in possession of firearms. drugs.

Hunter Biden was accused of lying on a gun purchase form in 2018, falsely claiming he was not a drug user, when he was using cocaine at the time.

Tuesday's sentencing made Biden the first son of a sitting president to be sentenced in federal court. He could face up to 25 years in prison, although the sentence is lighter.

During the week-long trial, the jury heard information about Biden's drug history, as well as testimony from his ex-girlfriend. They can also see his personal information and personal photos. Prosecutors offered Hunter Biden's laptop - which was allegedly stolen in 2020 after the president's son left it at a repair shop in Delaware - as evidence.

Biden's ex-wife and two ex-girlfriends testified that Biden smoked cocaine and never stopped using it. Although Hunter did not testify, the main witness against him was Halle Biden, the widow of his brother Beau and his short-term girlfriend. He said he found the gun in Hunter's truck in October 2018, panicked and put it in the store's dumpster, only to find it later. Documents released by prosecutors say Biden was trying to sell drugs when he bought the gun. In one of the texts, he admitted to Halle that he was using cocaine. The defense argued that Hunter Biden didn't mean what he wrote and was just trying to push Halle away.

"We ask you to understand that the law applies to this defendant as it applies to anyone else," prosecutor Derek Hines asked jurors during closing arguments. “When he chose to lie to buy a gun, he broke the law. We ask that you return the only verdict supported by the evidence — "guilty," Hines said.

Biden's press team insisted they had proven their case "seven times on Sunday" and called the evidence presented by the prosecution "damaging."

Prosecutors tried to reach a plea deal with Biden in 2023, but failed due to a judge's objection.

Joe Biden has protected his son. "As the president, I don't talk about pending government cases, but as a father, I have great love for my son, confidence in him, and respect for his strength," he said. talk last week.