President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was indicted on Thursday by special counsel David Weiss on felony gun charges, according to court documents.
According to NBC News, Hunter Biden is facing three criminal counts: two counts allege Biden lied on a federal firearms form when purchasing a Colt Cobra revolver, and one count alleges Biden was in possession of a gun while using illegal drugs.
Politico previously obtained copies of Hunter’s Firearms Transaction Record and receipt for purchase, revealing the president’s son may have lied on his background check form.
According to the record, Hunter Biden responded “no” to the question: “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?”
Lying on ATF Form 4473 is a felony that can result in a 10-year prison sentence and a $250,000 fine.
In August, a federal judge in Delaware dismissed Hunter Biden’s misdemeanor tax charges after the Justice Department filed to dismiss the case.
According to CNBC, U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika’s decision to dismiss Hunter Biden’s misdemeanor tax charges was anticipated after the plea agreement broke down in July between President Joe Biden’s son and federal prosecutors.
Hunter Biden was expected to plead “guilty” to two counts of willfully failing to pay federal income tax as part of a plea deal that would have helped him avoid any potential jail time relating to his felony gun charge. However, a federal court rejected Biden’s plea deal over a provision that would have shielded the president’s son from future prosecutions.
Fox News reported that Hunter Biden’s attorneys and Weiss have clashed over an agreement pertaining to the felony gun charge that would prevent Hunter Biden from being sentenced to any time in jail.