Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was indicted on three felony charges on Thursday for lying about his crack cocaine addiction when buying a gun. If convicted, he is facing a maximum of 25 years in prison.
Hunter Biden Indicted
Daily Mail reported that Hunter will need to appear in court after a grand jury indicted him on two counts of false statements on his gun forms and one count of possessing a firearm while addicted to illicit drugs. This comes as Special Counsel Davis Weiss’ investigation into the president’s son for various gun and tax crimes remains ongoing.
If convicted on all counts, the maximum time in prison would be 25 years, though it should be noted that federal sentences are usually less than the maximum. On top of that, however, Hunter could be hit with a maximum of a $250,000 fine and three years of probation.
The indictment alleges that Hunter lied about his drug use while buying a gun back in 2018, when he purchased a 0.38 Colt Cobra caliber pistol in his home state of Delaware, where anyone who buys a gun must answer a series of questions before they can touch the weapon.
Hunter answered “no” when asked if he was “an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.”
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Fox News reported that the indictment states that “on or about October 12, 2018, in the District of Delaware, the defendant, Robert Hunter Biden, in connection with the acquisition of a firearm, that is, a Colt Cobra 38SPL Revolver with serial number RA 551363…knowingly made a false and fictitious written statement, intended and likely to deceive that dealer with respect to a fact material to the lawfulness of the sale of the firearm…in that the defendant, Robert Hunter Biden, provided a written statement on Form 4473 certifying he was not an unlawful user of, and addicted to, any stimulant, narcotic drug, and any other controlled substance, when in fact, as he knew, that statement was false and fictitious.”
The indictment went on to say that “on or about October 12, 2018, through on or about October 23, 2018, in the District of Delaware, the defendant Robert Hunter Biden, knowing that he was an unlawful user of and addicted to any stimulant, narcotic drug, and any other controlled substance…did knowingly possess a firearm, that is, a Colt Cobra 38SPL revolver with serial number RA 551363, said firearm having been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.”
Video footage that was allegedly shot five days after this firearm purchase and was found on Hunter’s laptop shows him naked and brandishing a handgun. Two weeks after that, Hunter’s then-lover and brother’s widow Hallie Biden allegedly found the gun “unlocked” in his truck and proceeded to throw it in a grocery store trashcan.
House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY), who is leading the congressional investigation into the Biden family business dealings, celebrated the indictment by describing it as a “very smart start.”
“Unless U.S. Attorney Weiss investigates everyone involved in the fraud schemes and influence peddling, it will be clear President Biden’s DOJ is protecting Hunter Biden and the big guy,” he said.
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