Federal prosecutors are set to bring new charges against Hunter Biden by the end of this month. The charges are anticipated to be related to alleged false statements on a firearm form, a crime with a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
The latest revelation came to light through a court filing signed by Special Counsel David Weiss on Wednesday. According to the filing, in order to adhere to the Speedy Trial Act, a grand jury would need to return an indictment by September 29, “at the earliest.” Weiss stated in the filing, “The Government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date. Thus, the Government does not believe any action by the Court is necessary at this time.”
This latest development adds to the legal challenges facing Hunter Biden, who is also under investigation for his foreign business dealings. These foreign business activities have been scrutinized and have kicked off investigations initiated by House Republicans in Congress.
The impending indictment revolves around allegations related to a firearm. Notably, an image from Hunter Biden’s laptop surfaced, showing the 53-year-old first son posing with the firearm in question.
Hunter Biden had previously entered into a plea deal to avoid jail time. This deal was made with Weiss, the U.S. attorney for Delaware, and stipulated that Hunter would plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges for failing to pay over $100,000 in taxes. This tax-related case is rooted in the President’s son’s income, which exceeded $1.5 million in 2017 and 2018.
As part of the plea agreement, Hunter Biden was expected to avoid prosecution for the firearm charge as long as he met specific conditions over a 24-month period. His defense attorneys have contended that, despite the broader plea deal falling apart, the arrangement concerning the firearm charge remains intact.
These developments mark a significant legal chapter in the life of Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, and continue to draw attention from legal experts and the public alike. The impending indictment, set against the backdrop of ongoing investigations, adds a new layer of complexity to the legal landscape surrounding the first son.