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US President's son Hunter Biden's trial begins in the US: what he faces

54-year-old Hunter is accused of three offenses

The trial of Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, has begun in the United States. He may be imprisoned if found guilty of providing false information.

Despite the fact that Hunter is not involved in politics, this process could significantly affect his father's presidential campaign, experts say. This is reported by Western media.

54-year-old Gunther is accused of three offenses related to the purchase of a Colt Cobra revolver in 2018.

In his memoirs, he admitted that he was struggling with drug addiction at the time. Prosecutors allege that Biden Jr. knowingly lied on a federal form denying his drug addiction in order to purchase the gun, which is a federal crime. He also affirmed on the form that he was providing truthful information.

In addition, Hunter illegally possessed a firearm for 11 days during his drug addiction. His girlfriend, Hallie Biden, the widow of his brother Beau, found the weapon and threw it in the trash out of fear for Hunter.

The trial will take place in Wilmington, Delaware, the Bidens' hometown, where Hunter purchased the weapon. The charges were filed by the U.S. Department of Justice under the direction of Special Prosecutor David Weiss, who was appointed last year to oversee the investigation.

Jury selection began on June 3 and could last until Wednesday. The trial itself could take about two weeks. If found guilty, Gunther faces up to 10 years in prison for the most serious offense and could get up to 25 years in total. However, given that he has no prior criminal record and admitted his drug addiction at the time of the purchase, it is likely that the sentence will be significantly less.

It is noteworthy that the trial of Hunter Biden begins just a few days after former US President Donald Trump was found guilty in a criminal case of concealing payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.

This trial is also unprecedented, as it is the first time in the history of the United States that a child of a sitting president will stand trial.

As OBOZREVATEL reported, earlier Hunter Biden agreed to cooperate with the Department of Justice, which had been investigating the truthfulness of his income information and illegal possession of weapons for a long time. The heir to the 46th head of the White House admitted to violating these provisions of US law on the advice of his lawyer.

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