Hunter Biden, son of US President Joe Biden, has been indicted Three counts related to the purchase and possession of weapons, which is illegal when it comes to a person with addiction. The indictment is signed by David Weiss, the federal prosecutor for Delaware, who was appointed special prosecutor for this investigation by U.S. Attorney Merrick Garland in mid-August.
Two counts relate to Biden filling out a form indicating he was not using illegal drugs at the time of purchasing a Colt Cobra revolver in October 2018. The third charge alleges that he possessed a firearm and consumed a narcotic. The accusation indicates that Biden certifying on a state-mandated form “that he was not an illicit user or addict of stimulants, narcotics or other controlled substances, even though that statement, as he knew, was in fact false and fabricated.”
Two of the charges carry a maximum penalty of For the third, the maximum sentence is five years.
The historic indictment of the son of a sitting president comes after the failure of a deal that could have ended a years-long investigation into Hunter Biden, and as House Republicans launched an impeachment inquiry to obtain bank records and other documents from him President and his son.