world : Hunter Biden jurors say politics did not sway verdict

world : Hunter Biden jurors say politics did not sway verdict
world : Hunter Biden jurors say politics did not sway verdict

Wednesday 12 June 2024 10:51 PM

Nafeza 2 world - The juror who spoke to the BBC left the case with some remorse, noting that Mr Biden is not just the US president but also a dad and "someone just convicted [his son] in federal court".

Biden became the first son of a sitting US president to be criminally convicted on Tuesday when the jury found him guilty of lying about his drug use on a federal form when purchasing a handgun in 2018.

Before the case went to trial, he pleaded not guilty to the charges, claiming he did not lie on the form because he was in recovery from drug addition at the time.

Biden was stoic during the verdict reading. He hugged family members and his legal team after he learned his fate. He will be sentenced at some point in the next 120 days, but the judge overseeing the case did not set a date.

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