/ 12 June 2024

Another verdict rocks the US election campaign

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Hunter Biden, the son of US President Joe Biden, has been found guilty of gun crimes and could face jail time. It’s the first time a sitting US president’s son has been criminally convicted – and it’s the second verdict in a fortnight with the potential to influence voters in the American election. It comes after former president and Republican candidate Donald Trump was found guilty of falsifying documents to cover up “hush-money” paid to adult film star Stormy Daniels. It took a jury 3 hours to find Hunter Biden – a former drug addict – guilty of lying about using drugs when he filled out a form to buy a gun in 2018 and keeping the weapon illegally for 11 days. It carries a maximum penalty of 25 years jail but as it’s a first-time offence, experts say a probationary sentence is more likely on the cards. After the verdict, President Biden said he was “so proud” of his 54yo son for beating his addictions. “I am the President but I am also a dad… Jill and I will always be there for Hunter. Nothing will ever change that”, he said.

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