Hunter Biden could reportedly face up to 25 years in prison and a $750,000 fine following three gun-related charges by Special Counsel David Weiss.
Weiss, who was nominated by two Democrat senators and gave Hunter Biden a sweetheart plea deal before it fell apart, indicted Hunter on three gun charges. Notably, Hunter Biden was not charged with tax or Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) violations. The gun charges are unlikely to be the last, ABC News reported.
Hunter’s lawyer claimed Friday that the charges against his client will be dismissed before trial, which would negate the 25-year punishment and fine, Fox News reported:
Biden is facing three criminal counts, including making a false statement in the purchase of a firearm, which carries a maximum of up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release, the documents show.
The second count, a false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer, can garner up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.
The third count, possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, can land up to a maximum of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release, according to the documents.