Hunter Bidenson of the American president, Joe Bidenwas charged this Thursday with three charges related to the purchase and weapon possessionwhat is illegal when it comes to a person with addictions.
According to the indictment, on October 12, 2018 or on a date close to that day Hunter Biden bought a gun, a Colt Cobra 38 caliberand lied to the seller by giving him a certificate stipulating that He was not an illicit user or addicted to stimulants.narcotics or other controlled substances.
“I knew that statement was false and fictitious.”points out the document, which also reproaches the son of the president to lie about his addictions in the information that should be recorded in the federal firearms license (FFL, for its acronym in English).
With a third charge, Hunter Biden is also accused of possessing a firearm knowing that it was illegal for his addictions.
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Specifically, in the certificate that the gun buyers must be filled out, the buyer is asked if it is “illegal user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic, or any other controlled substance”.
It is also noted that “The use or possession of marijuana remains illegal under federal law, regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medical or recreational purposes in the state” in which that person resides.
That record of transaction makes it clear that the information provided will be used to determine whether the Federal or State law prohibits that person from receiving a firearmor if your sale or disposal.
He Justice Department indicated in a statement that, in the event of be convicted on all three chargesHunter Biden can receive a maximum of 25 years in prison.
His note adds that the sentences that are usually handed down in federal crimes They are normally lower than the maximum penalty contemplated.
At the forefront of the investigations has been David Weissthe federal prosecutor for Delaware, who was appointed in mid-August by the United States Attorney General Merrick Garlandattorney general in charge of the case.
Hunter Biden must appear in court for the formal reading of the charges, but according to the cnn A date has not yet been set in this regard. That chain indicated that it is currently in California.
The imputation of the district grand jury Delaware does not mention the other crime for which he was also investigated, the irregular declaration of taxes.
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At the hearing held on July 27, it was planned that Hunter Biden will plead guilty after reaching an agreement with federal prosecutors, but the deal ended up falling apart after the judge who must hand down the sentence, Maryellen Noreikanominated by the former president donald trump (2017-2021), will express doubts about it.
Under that agreement, the president’s son, 53 yearscould have avoided a formal accusation under certain conditions, but after a view full of interruptions and changes Hunter Biden He decided not to sign the agreement and plead not guilty.
The Republicans, led by trumphave used the investigation against Hunter Biden to sow doubts about their business abroad and to describe the president’s family as corrupt.
The investigations against Hunter Biden were opened in 2018 during the Trump’s mandate and the conservatives have relied on them to attack the Democratic president, whom They accuse of not having made any effort to carry this investigation to the end.
This Wednesday the leader of the House of Representativesthe republican Kevin McCarthyordered the opening of an impeachment investigation against the president, accusing him precisely of taking advantage of his political ties to intervene in his business. son and benefit from themaccusations repeatedly refuted by the White House.
(With information from EFE)