Son of U.S. President Joe Biden, Charged with Three Crimes
Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. President Joe Biden, has been charged with three crimes, including making false statements during the purchase of a firearm and possessing a firearm while being a drug addict. Special prosecutor David Weiss has prepared an indictment against Hunter Biden.
In the indictment, Hunter Biden faces three charges, two of which are related to making false statements when purchasing firearms in 2018, and one charge is related to illegally possessing a firearm while being a drug addict.
The first two charges carry sentences of 5 to 10 years, while the third charge carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
Under U.S. federal laws, making false statements on a firearm purchase application form or possessing a firearm while being a drug user is considered a crime.
According to Delaware District Court records that came to light on June 20, Hunter Biden had reportedly reached an agreement with prosecutors regarding the charges of "failing to pay federal income tax and possessing a firearm illegally," and he was expected to admit his guilt. It was reported that prosecutors would offer him probation to avoid prison.
However, on July 27, Hunter Biden's agreement with prosecutors was not approved by the judge in Delaware, who expressed concerns about the connection between tax offenses and firearm licensing-related crimes.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed David Weiss as a special prosecutor on August 11, granting him broader powers to investigate Hunter Biden.
Former President Donald Trump's appointed Delaware Prosecutor David Weiss had been conducting an investigation into Hunter Biden's tax records, business activities, and international business relationships for some time.