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Federal Court Upholds Charges Against Hunter Biden in Gun Case

Federal Court Upholds Charges Against Hunter Biden in Gun Case
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In a decisive legal development, U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika has rejected Hunter Biden’s motion to dismiss federal gun charges against him.

This ruling paves the way for a trial that could have significant political ramifications, given the defendant’s connection to President Joe Biden.

Hunter Biden, the president’s son, faced allegations of lying about his drug use on a federal form when purchasing a firearm in 2018.

His legal team mounted a defense claiming that the charges were the result of selective and politically motivated prosecution.

They argued that the indictment by Special Counsel David Weiss was influenced by external pressures and that an immunity provision from a plea deal that ultimately collapsed should still be in effect.

Judge Noreika’s ruling dismissed these arguments, stating that the defense had provided no concrete evidence to support their claims of vindictive prosecution.

The judge noted that the charging decision was made during the current administration, underlining the implausibility of the defense’s assertion that Hunter Biden was being targeted by his own father’s administration.

The case has drawn widespread attention, with implications extending beyond the courtroom.

Hunter Biden has been a frequent target of political attacks, and the upcoming trial, tentatively scheduled for early June, coincides with President Biden’s reelection campaign.

The charges against Hunter Biden include lying about his drug use on a form to buy a gun, a Colt Cobra 38SPL revolver, which he owned for eleven days without firing, according to his attorneys.