Hunter Biden Found Guilty of Three Felony Gun Charges

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WILMINGTON, Del. — Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, was found guilty on Tuesday of three felony gun charges by a federal jury in Wilmington, Delaware. The charges carry a combined maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

The jury deliberated for approximately three hours before delivering the historic guilty verdict, marking the first time a child of a sitting president has been convicted of felony charges. Sentencing is expected to take place in around 120 days.

Hunter Biden left the courthouse at 11:35 a.m. accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden and his wife, Melissa Cohen Biden.

Biden had pled not guilty to the charges related to his purchase of a Colt Cobra 38 SPL revolver from StarQuest Shooters and Survival Supply gun shop in Wilmington on October 12, 2018. During the federal background check, Biden checked “no” when asked if he was using or addicted to narcotics or controlled substances on his ATF Form 4473.

Hunter Biden was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2023 after U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika rejected a plea deal negotiated with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Delaware. Biden’s subsequent motions to dismiss the charges were denied by Judge Noreika in April.