Hunter Biden’s Washington law license recommended for suspension by disciplinary office

A Washington, D.C., disciplinary office is seeking the suspension of Hunter Biden’s law license after he was convicted last week on federal gun-related charges.

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel, which serves as prosecutor in disciplinary cases of members of the D.C. Bar, sent a letter to the D.C. Court of Appeals on Monday with a proposed order suspending Biden, citing the rules governing suspensions of lawyers following a felony conviction. .

The proposed text of the order urges the appeals court to consider that the president’s son “is immediately suspended from the practice of law in the District of Columbia pending the resolution of this matter,” after a jury of the Delaware found him guilty of three gun-related criminal charges.

The proposed order, which says Biden has been a member of the Washington, D.C. bar since 2007, would also direct the Board on Professional Responsibility to “initiate a formal proceeding to determine the nature of the offense and whether it involves moral turpitude.” .

Under D.C. Bar rules, any crime is considered a “serious felony” and the court is responsible for issuing an order for “immediate suspension of counsel,” regardless of any pending appeal, while the board initiates any disciplinary procedure. has the discretion to waive comment “when it appears in the interests of justice to do so.”

Father Lowell, Biden’s lawyer, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday evening.

Biden, who pleaded not guilty in the case, was found guilty of all three counts related to possessing a gun he purchased in 2018 while using narcotics.

Two of the charges carry a maximum prison sentence of 10 years. The third charge carries a maximum sentence of five years. Each count also carries a maximum fine of $250,000. No sentencing date has yet been set.

Biden also pleaded not guilty to tax charges in a trial now expected to begin in September. 5.

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