Judge overseeing Hunter Biden's case previously sentenced man to one year in prison for similar gun charges

 June 8, 2024

Now that former President Donald Trump's trial has wrapped up, all eyes are on Hunter Biden, who's facing trial in Delaware for federal gun charges.

The sitting president's son is the first child of a president to be indicted on federal charges.

According to Breitbart, Hunter Biden might have something to worry about, as the judge overseeing the case previously sentenced someone in a similar case to one year of prison.

Hunter Biden was charged with "one count of false statement in the purchase of a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, and one count of false statement related to information required to be kept by a federal firearms licensed dealer."

What's going on?

Judge Maryellen Noreika has experience sentencing defendants with similar crimes, including an instance recently in which she sentenced Zhi Dong for lying on his federal background check form regarding the purchase of a firearm in Delaware.

The sentence for that case pales in comparison to the charges Hunter Biden faces, which includes drugs and false statements.

Noreika was especially heavy on Dong's situation.

Breitbart noted:

Dong, who pleaded guilty, admitted to living in Maryland while claiming to live in Delaware.

Dong apparently drove the purchased guns to California to a gun store, which was “indicative of trafficking firearms, prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo.

The defense asked for a six-month sentence, but Noreika gave Dong one year.

Defense lawyers Peter Tilem explained to Breitbart that a judge who doubled the sentence means business, and if a jury finds Hunter Biden guilty, the president's son could be in for quite a shock.

"When you see a judge who is willing to basically double the sentencing recommendation of the prosecution, then that’s a little bit concerning, obviously, for any defense attorney," Tilem said.

Previously criticism

Last year, in the wake of the news of Hunter Biden being indicted, pro-Biden social media users complained that the judge was harsh with him regarding the case.

While many still don't believe someone with the last name Biden will be found guilty of anything, it looks like the possibility definitely exists, depending on the jury's decision.

Only time will tell.


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