(USNewsMag.com) – On Sept. 14, Hunter Biden was indicted by a federal grand jury in Delaware on gun charges.
A summons was issued on Sept. 14 for Hunter Biden, who is currently in California, to make an initial appearance in court for the charges.
In relation to his October 2018 purchase of a Colt Cobra revolver, Hunter Biden was charged with one count of making a false statement in order to purchase the gun, one count of making a false statement regarding the information on a Form 4473, as well as one count of being in possession of a gun while using or being addicted to a controlled substance. At the time of the gun purchase, Hunter Biden was heavily using crack cocaine. If convicted on all three charges, he faces up to 25 years in prison as well as fines of up to $750,000. This is the first time a child of a sitting U.S. president has been charged by the Department of Justice.
In July, Hunter Biden’s plea deal with federal prosecutors regarding misdemeanor tax charges as well as the gun charges fell apart. As a part of the plea deal, the gun charges would have been dropped if Hunter Biden had pleaded guilty to the two misdemeanor tax charges and gotten treatment for his substance abuse. Unless he broke the terms of the plea deal, he would not have spent any time in jail. The deal fell apart after federal Judge Maryellen Noreika questioned whether the plea deal protected Hunter Biden from future charges.
The tax charges were not included in the Sept. 14 indictment.
House Oversight Committee chairman and Kentucky Rep. James Comer said that out of “all the crimes that Hunter Biden has committed,” the alleged gun crime is the only one “you can’t tie to Joe Biden.”
The charges come as his father, President Joe Biden, continues to call for stricter laws regarding assault weapons as well as illegal gun sales.
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