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US President Joe Biden's son Hunter found guilty in gun trial

A jury found Hunter Biden guilty on Tuesday on federal gun charges in a historic first criminal prosecution of the child of a sitting US president. The 54-year-old son of President Joe Biden was convicted on all three of the federal charges, CNN and other US media reported.

Agencies and A News AMERICAS
Published June 11,2024
A jury has found US President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden guilty on all three charges in a federal gun trial, several media outlets reported on Tuesday, citing journalists in the courtroom.

Hunter Biden was accused of making false statements when purchasing weapons in October 2018 and concealing his drug addiction at the time. He could face up to 25 years in prison.

The jury quickly concluded deliberations that began Monday after closing arguments. Jurors took about three hours between Monday and Tuesday to convict Biden of violating federal law six years ago when he purchased the firearm while lying about his addiction.

Prosecutors alleged that the junior Biden lied when he filled out a form to purchase the firearm, falsely certifying that he was not addicted to any illegal drugs at the time.

The president has said he will not pardon his son, but it is unclear if Biden would commute his sentence.