Hunter’s Trial Starts; Facing 25 Years in Prison

( – With a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison, jury selection is set to begin today in Wilmington, Delaware, marking the start of the federal gun trial for Hunter Biden.

Hunter is charged with falsely declaring on a federal form that he was not a drug user when purchasing a .38-caliber Colt Cobra Special in 2018, despite being addicted to cocaine at the time.

Former assistant U.S. Attorney David Katz commented on the case and suggested Hunter is unlikely to face prison time.

“I don’t think he’s going to go to prison any more than I think that Trump is going to prison in his New York case,” Katz stated.

He described the allegations as dated and non-violent, saying, “This was all a long time ago. It was non-violent. The gun was never used in any violent or improper way. It was thrown out less than two weeks later (after purchase).”

The case has drawn significant attention, as U.S. District Court Judge Maryellen Noreika said she was concerned over a plea deal that would have avoided prison time for Biden last year.

Katz predicts a guilty verdict is likely due to the undisputed facts, but he expects defense arguments will challenge the definition of ‘addict’ as too vague.

Hunter’s attorney has claimed the prosecution has been politicized, suggesting, “He (Hunter Biden) is being punished for the perceived sins of his father — the sin of opposing Mr. Trump’s election to the president,” according to court filings.

Lead prosecutor David Weiss has assured that “political considerations” did not influence the investigation.

Hunter’s turbulent period has been marked by his struggle with addiction following his brother Beau’s death, which is likely to be a focal point during the trial.

The prosecution plans to call several personal witnesses, including Hunter’s ex-wife and his late brother’s widow, who was also romantically involved with Hunter at the time.

Further complicating Hunter’s legal challenges, he is scheduled for another trial in Los Angeles this September over approximately $1.4 million in unpaid federal income taxes.

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