Hunter Biden, son of U.S. President Joe Biden, joined by his wife Melissa Cohen Biden, returns to court at the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building on June 11, 2024 in Wilmington, Delaware. Reports indicate that jurors have reached a verdict in Hunter Biden’s trial on felony gun charges. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

by James Meyers


June 11, 2024

President Joe Biden’s son was charged in federal court in Wilmington, with three felony counts tied to possession of a gun while using narcotics, and had pleaded not guilty.

Two of the counts carry a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, and the third has a maximum of five years. Despite the maximum sentencing, under federal sentencing guideline recommendations, he could be sentenced to over a year in prison, but the judge could sentence him to more or less time.

Additionally, each count also carries a maximum fine of $250,000. No sentencing date has been set.

The main focus of the trial was on Biden’s October 12, 2018 purchase of the firearm at StarQuest Shooters & Survival Supply, when prosecutors argued that Biden lied on the federal form that he was not suing or addicted to drugs. The firearm remained in his possession for 11 days before Hallie Biden discovered it in the console of his Ford pickup truck and threw it away in a public trash can outside a grocery market in Wilmington. Hallie Biden testified that she regretted tossing the firearm and did so when she was in a “panicked” state and worried that Biden would use the firearm to hurt himself or others.

Furthermore, the court heard from the man who ended up finding the gun in the trash can, as well as experts from the FBI and DEA who testified on bank statements showing Biden withdrawing thousands of dollars in cash. As well as trace amounts of cocaine being discovered on a pouch containing the gun when Hallie Biden tossed it away, the meaning behind drug slang, and even how crack cocaine is cooked.

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