theo reuters, This is the first indictment of a child of a sitting president. The indictment was filed in federal court in the state of Delaware, charging Mr. Hunter Biden with three crimes.
Prosecutors accused Mr Hunter Biden of lying on required forms when purchasing a 38-caliber Colt Cobra Special handgun at a gun store in Wilmington, Delaware, in October 2018.,
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According to the AP, Mr. Hunter Biden was accused of perjury: First, he falsely checked the box saying he had not used drugs; The second is to give it to the store for federally required records.
The third allegation is that this gun remained with him for about 11 days, even though he knew that he was using drugs.
Abbey Lowell, the lawyer defending Mr. Hunter Biden, argued that he did not violate the law and is still protected by the immunity clause in the plea agreement, and she argued that the method used to impeach Mr. Hunter Biden was unconstitutional. Accused of.
Both the White House and spokesmen for Mr Weiss declined Reuters requests for comment.
The new charges brought against Mr Hunter Biden by prosecutor David Weiss do not mention any tax law violations.
In the previous agreement – which failed during a hearing in July, Mr Hunter Biden, 53, would have pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor tax charges and enrolled in a program to avoid prosecution for using felonies. . Use guns.
The tax investigation is still ongoing and Mr Weiss said charges could be brought in Washington or California, where Mr Hunter Biden lives.
The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden is not involved in his son’s business.