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Federal court denies Hunter Biden’s appeal on gun charges, confirms June trial

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A federal court turned down Hunter Biden’s appeal on three gun charges and set up his trial for June 3 in Delaware.

The US Third Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed his appeal, saying it didn’t have the jurisdiction to consider his request to drop the case, according to a court filing on Thursday.

Court refuses to dismiss Hunter Biden’s gun charges due to lack of jurisdiction for pre-final judgment appeals

“This appeal is dismissed because the defendant has not shown the District Court’s orders are appealable before final judgment,” the court’s order reads.

Hunter Biden requested the appeals court to consider his case under a policy designed for “extreme” and “extraordinary” situations with a high risk of irreparable harm. However, the judges determined that his case didn’t meet those criteria.

Delaware US District Judge Maryellen Noreika, who is overseeing the case, issued a scheduling order for a three- to six-day jury trial on three gun felonies to begin in June, following the appellate court’s decision.

Biden’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said he plans to continue pushing to have the case dismissed. “In reviewing the panel’s decision, we believe the issues involved are too important and further review of our request is appropriate,” Lowell stated.

Hunter Biden could face 25 years for alleged false statements and illegal firearm possession

Hunter Biden has pleaded not guilty to all charges, which involve two counts of making false statements and one count of possessing a firearm while being an unlawful substance user.

If convicted, these charges could lead to a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, NY Post reported.

The indictment accuses Hunter Biden of deliberately misleading a firearms dealer when he bought a Colt Cobra 38SPL revolver on October 12, 2018. He’s charged with falsely filling out a federal form by denying that he was addicted to any narcotics. Additionally, he’s charged with knowingly possessing the revolver despite regulations prohibiting drug addicts from owning firearms, according to USA Today.

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