Hunter Biden, son of US president, convicted in gun case (Ld)

Washington, June 11 (SocialNews.XYZ) A US jury on Tuesday found Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, guilty of three crimes he was charged with in a gun case.

Biden faces a maximum sentence of 25 years, but he is more likely to get off with much less sentence as a first-time offender.

President Biden may grant him clemency, but he has repeatedly said he would not do so if his son is found guilty.

In a statement on the jury verdict, Joe Biden said: “As I said last week, I am the president, but I am also a father. Jill and I love our son and are very proud of the man he is today. Many families with loved ones battling addiction understand the feeling of pride in seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in their recovery.

“As I also said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and continue to respect the legal process while Hunter considers an appeal. Jill and I will always be there for Hunter and the rest of our family with our love and support. Nothing will ever change that.

This is the first time that the child of a sitting US president has been tried and convicted of criminal charges.

The Junior Biden also faces a second trial in September on tax fraud charges.

Hunter Biden was charged with two counts of filing false information on forms he filled out to purchase a gun in 2018. He lied about not using narcotics at the time. era. The third charge involves possessing a firearm while using drugs.

He was tried in federal court in Wilmington, the family’s hometown in Delaware. The jury took just three hours to reach its verdict after both sides completed their closing arguments Monday.

Jill Biden, the first lady and mother-in-law of Hunter Biden, had attended the trial almost every day and was in court just minutes after the verdict was read.

Biden’s conviction follows the addition of a new chapter to US history, with Donald Trump becoming the first former president to be convicted of criminal charges.

A New York jury found him guilty on May 31 of 34 counts of falsifying business records to conceal payments to an adult film star so as not to discuss an affair they had had. in 2005. Trump has denied the affair.

With his sentencing date set for July 11, Trump completed a pre-sentencing interview with authorities on Monday.

The two convictions are separated not only by the crimes, but also by the way the two men and their families treated them.

Trump criticized the trial, calling it politically motivated, and railed against the judge, personally attacking him and his family.

The Biden family took it stoically and previously said they would accept the verdict which, as the jury said, is that Hunter Biden is guilty as charged.

Politically, the conviction is likely to weaken Trump’s allegations that the Biden-led White House used the Justice Department to prevent him from running for president.

As with everything else, Trump has a tenuous relationship with the truth. The New York case was a state matter, not a federal one. Two of the three other cases he faces are federal and the third is again a state case. This is the same Justice Department that prosecuted the president’s son and obtained a guilty verdict.

Source: IANS

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