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Jury finds Biden's son guilty in gun possession case

The three charges against Hunter Biden can lead to a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison

Hunter Biden, son of the president of the United States, Joe Biden, was found guilty this Tuesday by a jury in the state of Delaware of three charges against him for lying about the purchase of a weapon, agencies report.

The criminal trial took place in Wilmington, which began a little over a week ago, in which evidence and testimony were presented. On Monday the jurors began their deliberation.

The jury found Hunter Biden guilty of three counts: false statement when purchasing a firearm; false statement in the documents to be kept in the files of the seller of the weapon; and illegal possession of a firearm

The three crimes can carry a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison. A date is still awaited for the sentencing hearing in which Judge Maryellen Noreika will give her ruling.

The trial against Hunter Biden took place after an investigation opened in 2018, after he was accused of lying on the form required by the Government to purchase a revolver, as he would not have acknowledged that he used drugs and kept the weapon illegally for 11 days. , prosecutors alleged.

Hunter Biden also has a case against him in the state of California, where he is accused of not paying $1,4 million in taxes.

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