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Hunter Biden Convicted on Three Felony Charges Amid Political Turmoil

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Hunter Biden, the embattled son of President Joe Biden, was found guilty of three felony counts of lying on a federal firearms application in 2018. At a crucial time for President Biden’s reelection campaign, a Wilmington, Delaware, jury delivered the verdict.

Biden, 54, faced the jury grimly as the verdict was announced. The charges include lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false claim on a federal firearms application, and possession of an illegally obtained gun from October 12–23, 2018. The offenses carry potential penalties of up to 25 years in prison, though first-time offenders in similar cases often avoid jail time if the weapon was not used in a violent crime.

The case centered on Biden’s purchase of a handgun during a trying time in his life that included crack cocaine addiction, numerous rehab stays, divorce, financial difficulties, and associations with prostitutes. Despite these struggles, President Biden expressed unwavering support for his son in a heartfelt statement.

“As I said last week, I am the president, but I am also a dad,” the president stated. “Jill and I love our son, and we are so proud of the man he is today. So many families who have had loved ones battle addiction understand the feeling of pride in seeing someone you love come out the other side and be so strong and resilient in recovery. As I also said last week, I will accept the outcome of this case and will continue to respect the judicial process as 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.”

The incident is not the first time a president’s family member has drawn unwanted attention. Notably, President Jimmy Carter’s brother Billy was embroiled in scandal after becoming an agent for Libya under dictator Moammar Gadhafi, receiving substantial payments that sparked allegations of influence-peddling. During President George H. W. Bush’s tenure, his son Neil faced scrutiny for his role in the Silverado Savings and Loan crisis, which resulted in a civil action and a $50,000 settlement.

Similarly, Roger Clinton, the younger brother of President Bill Clinton, was a constant source of controversy, earning the Secret Service codename “Headache.” He received a presidential pardon from his brother in 2001 for a previous cocaine conviction. Additionally, former President Donald Trump was famously convicted last month in New York on 34 felony charges related to a hush-money scheme involving an extramarital affair with an adult film star.

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