Hunter Biden receives felony indicted by special counsel

From ABCNEWS.GO.COM

Hunter Biden speaks to a person during an official state dinner hosted by President Joe Biden for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in Washington, D. C., on June 22, 2023.

U. S. Attorney David Weiss was appointed special counsel in the case last month.

Hunter Biden speaks to a person during an official state dinner hosted by President Joe Biden for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House in Washington, D. C., on June 22, 2023.

U. S. Attorney David Weiss was appointed special counsel in the case last month.

President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden has been indicted by special counsel David Weiss on felony gun charges.

The charge bring renewed legal pressure on the younger Biden after a plea agreement he struck with prosecutors deteriorated in recent months.

Prosecutors have spent years scrutinizing Hunter Biden's business endeavors and personal life -- a probe that appeared to culminate in a plea agreement the two sides struck in June, which would have allowed him to plead guilty to a pair of misdemeanor tax offenses and enter into a pretrial diversion program to avoid prosecution on a felony gun charge.

But that deal fell apart during a court hearing in July after U. S. Judge Maryellen Noreika expressed concern over the structure of the agreement and questioned the breadth of an immunity deal, exposing fissures between the two parties.... (Read more)

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