Judge Denies Hunter Biden’s Bid to Dismiss Federal Gun Case, Trial Proceeds

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Hunter Biden was denied his request for dismissal of a gun case brought against him by his lawyers, who claim that the case is political in nature.

U.S. district judge Maryellen Noreika granted all Biden motions citing vindictive and selective prosecuting, thus moving the case to trial.

The son of former President Biden has been accused of lying on a federal application form about his drug use when he purchased a gun in October 2018. During this time, he had admitted to struggling with crack cocaine addiction.

He has pleaded innocent.

Hunter Biden acknowledged his struggle with substance abuse, but his attorneys said that he did not break the law, and another nonviolent first-time offender would not have faced charges.

His lawyers claim that prosecutors caved into political pressure when Republicans, including former president Trump, publicly criticized an immunity clause from an initial plea that failed. The prosecution has denied that the case was motivated by politics.

Noreika has yet to rule on the constitutionality of gun charges.

Jury selection is scheduled for the week beginning June 3.

Biden’s California trial for tax charges is scheduled to begin on the 20th of June. It is claimed that he participated in a four-year scheme to avoid paying $1.4m in taxes while leading an extravagant lifestyle. The trial is set to begin in mid-July.