AP: Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison in gun possession case

US president’s son Hunter Biden could face up to 25 years in prison if found guilty in a gun possession case, the Associated Press reports. The agency noted that first-time offenders usually do not receive the maximum sentence.

On 11 June, a jury is set to reach a verdict on whether Biden is guilty of illegal possession of a firearm. At issue is a revolver the president’s son bought in 2018. According to prosecutors, Hunter Biden was using crack cocaine at the time.

Along with this, Biden’s lawyers argue that the man was trying to turn his life around and underwent a rehabilitation programme in late August 2018. To confirm their arguments, the defence called three witnesses, including the daughter of the accused Naomi. The girl, in particular, noted that her father’s life began to “improve” a few weeks before he bought the gun.

On 10 June, the jury in the United States has not reached a verdict in the case of Hunter Biden. The suspect himself did not admit guilt.

According to the prosecution, Biden Jr. used drugs, which deprived him of the right to buy a gun. He allegedly fraudulently purchased the gun in October 2018 and possessed it.