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Jury finds Hunter Biden guilty in Delaware gun case

(The Center Square) – A Delaware jury convicted President Joe Biden’s son of gun charges on Tuesday, marking the first-ever trial of a president’s son.

Special counsel David Weiss indicted Hunter Biden in September 2023 in federal court in Delaware on three counts tied to the possession of a gun while using drugs. Two of the counts involve allegations that he allegedly lied on a form attesting that he was not using illegal drugs when he bought a .38 Special Colt Cobra revolver in October 2018. The third count alleges that he possessed a firearm while using illicit drugs.

The jury convicted Hunter Biden on all charges.

Hunter Biden faces up to 10 years in prison on the first two counts and five years on the third count.

President Joe Biden said he won’t intervene regardless of the jury’s verdict.

President Biden told ABC News last week that he would accept the verdict in his son’s trial and would not seek to pardon Hunter Biden. The White House has repeatedly said Biden would not pardon his son if convicted of a crime.

Hunter Biden’s previous plea deal on gun and tax fraud charges fell apart in July 2023 after last-minute disagreements over the degree to which Hunter Biden could face future charges for other alleged crimes still possibly under investigation. That plea deal revolved around alleged tax crimes and a single gun charge.

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