Hunter Biden Indicted on Gun-Related Charges by Special Counsel

Special counsel David Weiss has filed indictments against Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, in connection with the purchase of a gun in 2018. The charges brought against Hunter Biden include making false statements on a federal firearms form and possession of a firearm as a prohibited person.

Initially, Hunter Biden had reached an agreement with Weiss to resolve the matter without facing charges. However, this arrangement unraveled over the summer following increased scrutiny from a federal judge and the collapse of a related tax agreement.

Hunter Biden’s legal troubles stem from a firearm purchase he made in October 2018. During the purchase of a revolver at a Delaware gun shop, he falsely stated on a federal form that he was neither using nor addicted to any illegal drugs, despite struggling with crack cocaine addiction at the time.

Lying on the ATF form or possessing a firearm as a drug user constitutes a federal crime. Hunter Biden possessed the gun for approximately 11 days in 2018. Prosecutors had previously noted that the statute of limitations for some of these offenses was set to expire in October.