Hunter Biden indicted on federal gun charges (includes video story)

Hunter Biden, the president’s son, was indicted on Thursday by the newly promoted special counsel, David Weiss, for allegations that include a gun charge. This marks the first time in history that the justice department has charged a sitting president’s son. 

Hunter Biden agreed to enter a plea agreement in federal court earlier this summer for two federal tax misdemeanors from the past and a gun charge back in 2018. The gun charge would be dropped in two years if Mr. Biden pleaded guilty to the tax misdemeanors, passed regular drug tests, and avoided legal trouble. 

But that deal fell through a few weeks ago Attorney general, Merrick Garland then promoted the US attorney overseeing the investigation, David Weiss, to special council status, where he will further probe Mr. Biden’s case.

No official day for Biden’s arraignment was set. Biden could face up to 25 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.

Prosecutors are still weighing whether to charge Biden with tax crimes, in California or Washington, DC.


Paloma Pimentel is a senior at FIU majoring in Digital Journalism and Communications, with a background in sociological studies. She is passionate about writing environmental and social issues stories, and is on her path to becoming an investigative journalist.  Having traveled to 20 countries already, she seeks to know more about the world and write stories about it.