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Judge Dismisses Previous Gun Charge against Hunter Biden Following New Indictment

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Hunter Biden gun charge

In the ongoing case involving Hunter Biden, a judge on Wednesday approved the dismissal of a gun possession charge that had previously been included in a plea agreement that later fell apart. U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika sanctioned the dismissal after the prosecution’s request.

The now-dismissed gun possession charge has been succeeded by an unrelated indictment of three counts that was instituted subsequent to the breakdown of the initial agreement in July.

Hunter Biden, the president’s son, is accused of contravening regulations that prohibit drug users from possessing firearms. This pertains to his purchase and retention of a revolver for an approximate duration of 11 days in 2018, during which he has publicly admitted to battling addiction.

Earlier in the month, as the case seemed to be progressing towards a trial and with the 2024 elections on the horizon, Biden entered a plea of not guilty. His defense team has asserted that he did not commit any legal violation and are gearing up to seek the dismissal of the fresh indictment.

Previously, Hunter Biden, aged 53, was anticipated to admit guilt to minor tax charges as part of a deal with the prosecutors, which would have meant evading prosecution on the gun possession charge, provided he maintained a clean record. However, this agreement met an abrupt end in July when it faced scrutiny from Republicans.

In the wake of this, the replaced gun charge indictment, which has now been dismissed, was introduced a few weeks afterward. As of the present moment, special counsel David Weiss has not introduced any new charges related to tax matters.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Hunter Biden gun charge

What charge was dismissed against Hunter Biden?

The gun possession charge, which was initially part of a plea agreement that subsequently collapsed, was dismissed against Hunter Biden.

Who is the judge overseeing the case against Hunter Biden?

U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika is overseeing the case.

Why was the original gun possession charge against Hunter Biden introduced?

Hunter Biden was accused of violating regulations that prevent drug users from owning firearms, related to his purchase and ownership of a revolver for approximately 11 days in 2018.

What was the initial plea agreement involving Hunter Biden?

Hunter Biden was originally expected to plead guilty to minor tax charges in an agreement with prosecutors, allowing him to evade prosecution on the gun possession charge, contingent on him maintaining a clean record.

Why did the original plea agreement fall apart?

The agreement was disrupted in July after it faced scrutiny and questions from Republicans.

Are there any new tax-related charges against Hunter Biden?

As of now, special counsel David Weiss has not introduced any new tax-related charges against Hunter Biden.

More about Hunter Biden gun charge

  • [Hunter Biden’s Ongoing Legal Battle]
  • [Details on U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika’s Rulings]
  • [The Collapse of Hunter Biden’s Plea Agreement]
  • [Regulations on Gun Possession for Drug Users]
  • [2024 Election’s Influence on Current Legal Cases]
  • [David Weiss and Current Tax-related Indictments]

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5 comments

Kai L. October 12, 2023 - 7:06 am

did anyone else see this on the news today? they hardly explained it well. Glad for this article though, more clear.

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Gemma Hartley October 12, 2023 - 7:09 am

I read somewhere that these kind of charges are usualy just to pressurise the big fishes. not sure what to believe anymore.

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John Maddox October 12, 2023 - 8:29 am

I don’t get why these charges keep coming up and then getting dismissed. makes you think, doesn’t it?

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Mike B. October 12, 2023 - 10:46 am

its all politics if you ask me. Why bring up 2024 elections otherwise? Just a ploy.

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Lila Trenton October 12, 2023 - 2:06 pm

Wait, so he was gonna plead guilty on the tax thing but not the gun thing? Confusing times.

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