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Hunter Biden was convicted on three felony charges this week, in what is a first for the offspring of a sitting President. Before this week, an offspring of a current President has never been convicted of a felony before.

Hunter was convicted for “making a false statement in connection with the acquisition of a firearm”, “making a false statement with respect to information required to be kept in records”, and for being in “possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance”.

Hunter now faces up to 25 years in prison, as well as a maximum fine of $750,000. A sentencing date has not yet been announced, but sentencing usually takes place within 120 days of a conviction, putting sentencing likely just weeks before the election.

Hunter is also expected to face separate charges for allegedly failing to pay $1.4 million in taxes and filing false returns. That trial is expected to start in early September.

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