Hunter Biden to be indicted as prosecutors unveil plan to bring charges against president’s son

Hunter Biden

Hunter Biden

Oliver Trapnell

By Oliver Trapnell

Published: 06/09/2023

- 21:30

Updated: 06/09/2023

- 22:00

The president's son could face 10 years in jail

Hunter Biden is set to be indicted over gun charges, federal prosecutors tonight have confirmed.

An indictment against the president’s son could come as early as the end of this month, prosecutors said in a bombshell announcement.

The charges against the 53-year-old are not yet clear but are thought to be gun-related.

The filing was made by special counsel David Weiss at the US District Court in Delaware.

Hunter Biden

Hunter Biden


“The Speedy Trial Act requires that the Government obtain the return of an indictment by a grand jury by Friday, September 29, 2023, at the earliest,” the court filing read.

“The Government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date.”

Hunter Biden’s indictment comes just six weeks after his planned plea deal fell apart when a judge questioned its conditions.

Biden’s defence lawyers have argued that an agreement on a gun charge felony remains in place.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden


As part of the deal, he would avoid prosecution for the gun charge as long as he met certain conditions over a 24-month period.

“The Government intends to seek the return of an indictment in this case before that date,” Weiss said in the filing.

“Thus, the Government does not believe any action by the Court is necessary at this time.”

Although the exact charges are unknown, it has been speculated that they could relate to lying on a form to obtain a firearm while he was a drug abuser.

This crime could land Biden in jail with a maximum sentence of 10 years.

Earlier this month, Republicans leading the charge against the investigations into Hunter Biden were warned that any progress could come to a screeching halt should the government shut down due to a huge $2trillion federal deficit.

“If we shut down, all government shuts down,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy told Fox News.

“Investigation and everything else — it hurts the American public.

“But if we’re able to pass our appropriation bills, we’re in a stronger position to remove those Pelosi policies that are locked into law.”

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