US President’s son, Hunter Biden faces 25-Year sentence

Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, faces a possible 25-year prison term after being found guilty of three felonies related to firearms.

President Biden, who is presently running for reelection, is facing a difficult time following the verdict.

President Biden has explicitly declared that he will honor the jury's verdict and that he will not be granting his son a presidential pardon. Judge Maryellen Noreika will decide on the sentence, which is usually set within 120 days. First-time offenders seldom receive the maximum penalty for non-violent crimes, according to legal experts.

Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden and his father Joe Biden

Hunter Biden’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, expressed disappointment with the verdict and announced plans to explore all available legal options.

Trial Details and Witnesses

The trial, overseen by Special Counsel David Weiss, scrutinized the “illegal choices” Hunter Biden made rather than his addiction issues. Weiss emphasized that accountability is crucial, stating, “No one in this country is above the law.”

The jury’s decision followed a split vote, with six jurors initially favoring acquittal. The decisive evidence was a form Hunter Biden completed in 2018, where he falsely declared he was not a drug user. This period was marked by personal turmoil following the death of his brother, Beau Biden, and his struggle with a crack cocaine addiction.

Key witnesses included Hunter Biden’s former romantic partners, such as his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle and Hallie Biden, the widow of Beau Biden. Testimony also came from his daughter, Naomi, and the individual who sold him the gun.

The court was shown distressing images of Hunter Biden during his addiction.

Reactions and Statements

Hunter Biden remained composed as the guilty verdict was read. His uncle, James Biden, reacted visibly to the decision. Hunter Biden expressed gratitude for his family's support in a statement, highlighting his ongoing recovery journey.

President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden issued a statement expressing pride in Hunter's resilience despite their disappointment with the trial’s outcome. “We are proud of the man he is today… We will always be there for Hunter and our family with love and support,” they stated.

Hunter Biden

Conversely, critics like Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Karoline Leavitt, spokesperson for Donald Trump’s campaign, viewed the verdict as a step toward broader accountability, alleging ongoing corruption within the Biden family.

Hunter Biden is also slated to face a separate trial in California this September on charges related to unpaid taxes, part of an extensive investigation that initially aimed to be resolved through a plea deal last July.


Randy Osei Akoto

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