DC Bar suspends Hunter Biden, orders disciplinary proceeding

The suspension follows the first son's conviction on three federal charges in Delaware earlier this month.

Published: June 25, 2024 11:54am

The Washington, D.C., bar association on Tuesday suspended Hunter Biden, following his conviction on earlier this month on felony gun charges in Delaware.

In a filing, the D.C. Bar ordered the suspension according to Rule XI, § 10(c) which requires such action be taken after a member is found guilty of a serious crime. The rule also required the bar to immediately refer the member for a formal disciplinary proceeding. 

The ruling was published Tuesday morning in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals e-filing system. 

The suspension is not permanent and may be reversed following the outcome of the disciplinary proceeding from the Board on Professional Responsibility. 

A jury found Biden guilty on three federal charges on June 11, which include making a false statement on a gun application and being in possession of firearm while a drug user. The first son has not yet been sentenced, but he now faces up to 25 years in prison, and a fine of up to $750,000, according to court filings. However, first time offenders rarely get the maximum penalty.

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