USA: Hunter Biden’s law license in Washington suspended

USA: Hunter Biden’s law license in Washington suspended
USA: Hunter Biden’s law license in Washington suspended

At the beginning of June, the president’s son was found guilty of illegal possession of weapons. Hunter Biden’s negative headlines provide plenty of scope for attack for Joe Biden’s opponents.

After being convicted of illegal possession of weapons, President Biden’s son Hunter Biden has lost his right to practice law in the US capital Washington for the time being. His license will be suspended “with immediate effect” in view of the verdict, according to an order published on Tuesday by an appeals court in Washington. The relevant committee of the Washington Bar Association should initiate disciplinary proceedings and consider the question of whether Hunter Biden is still allowed to practice law.

At the beginning of June, Hunter Biden was found guilty by a jury in the state of Delaware of making false statements when purchasing a weapon in October 2018 and of concealing his drug addiction at the time. The president’s son denies this. He faces a prison sentence of several years. The sentence will be announced at a later date. However, since he has no previous convictions, the 54-year-old could also get away without prison.

Hunter Biden is a graduate of Yale Law School and has worked as a lawyer and business lobbyist in the past. He was admitted to the Washington bar in 2007. However, according to consistent media reports, he has not used his license particularly actively in the recent past. In an election year that is already politically heated, the son’s negative headlines offer President Joe Biden’s opponents plenty of scope for attack.

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Source: Stern

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