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Judge denies Hunter Biden appeal to dismiss firearms case

President Joe Biden's son was indicted by federal prosecutors last year for making false statements to a gun dealer in Delaware in 2018.
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Posted at 9:58 PM, May 09, 2024

A federal judge has denied a motion by Hunter Biden's legal team appealing a judge's decision to not dismiss firearms charges against him.

Judge Maryellen Noreika has set a trial date for June 3. A pretrial conference was set for May 24. Deadlines for additional motions and responses were set for dates in May.

The judge said in her decision that parties in the case had not met deadlines and the court would hold an in-person status conference on May 10, and indicated that jury instructions would be proposed, according to court filings obtained by Scripps News.

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Prosecutors seeking new indictment for Hunter Biden

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4:05 PM, Sep 06, 2023

In September last year federal prosecutors indicted President Joe Biden's son on three firearms charges. Two of the charges allege Hunter Biden made false statements to a Delaware gun dealer in 2018. Special counsel David Weiss says Biden knowingly made the false statements and said he crafted a false written statement that was meant to deceive the gun dealer.

In a third charge, Biden is alleged to have knowingly been in possession of a firearm while unlawfully using narcotics.

Hunter Biden was previously charged with failing to pay more than $200,000 in taxes on more than $1.5 million in income back in 2017 and 2018, and with illegally owning a gun at a time during which he was allegedly addicted to drugs.