Jury selection in the federal gun crimes trial against Hunter Biden begins Monday, June 3

The criminal trial against Hunter Biden begins on Monday morning in Delaware with jury selection. The trial stems from the weapons charges brought against him by special counsel David Weiss.

Hunter Biden pleaded not guilty to gun-related charges in U.S. District Court for Delaware after Weiss charged him with making false statements in the purchase of a firearm, making false statements regarding information required to be kept by a licensed firearm dealer, and one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an illegal user or addicted to a controlled substance.

The maximum prison sentence for all charges combined is up to 25 years. Each charge carries a maximum fine of $250,000 and three years' probation.

The trial begins nearly a year after presiding judge Maryellen Noreika questioned a deal between the prosecution and Hunter Biden that subsequently fell through.

Republicans in Congress criticized the agreement as a “favor deal,” but in reality it granted the president's son broad immunity from a number of possible criminal charges.

According to an indictment, Hunter Biden purchased a Colt Cobra revolver on October 12, 2018, and “knowingly made a false and fictitious written statement that was intended and likely to deceive the dealer as to a fact material to the legality of the sale of the firearm… certifying that he was not an unlawful user of, or dependent on, any stimulant, narcotic, or other controlled substance, knowing that such statement was false and fictitious.”

This is an excerpt from an article by Brooke Singman of Fox News