Hunter Biden's trial on federal gun charges to begin June 3 in Delaware

Noreika ordered that the trial would begin on June 3 and said it would likely last between three and six days. 

Jarryd Jaeger Vancouver, BC

Hunter Biden's latest attempt to prevent his federal firearms case from going to trial has been quashed, with Judge Maryellen Noreika confirming that proceedings will commence as planned in the first week of June.

Lawyers for the president's son asked the Third United States Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse Noreika's recent rejection of their bid to dismiss the case, however, the three-judge panel sided with her on Thursday and ordered that the trial go forth.

According to the Associated Press, the panel ruled the way it did not because it had reviewed the merits of the request, but rather because they simply did not have the jurisdiction to adjudicate on the issue at hand.

Shortly after the Court of Appeals' ruling, Noreika declared that the trial would begin on June 3 and likely last between three and six days. 

Biden's lawyers later tried to have the case dismissed on the grounds that the prosecution was unconstitutional, but Noreika rejected that claim as well.

The president's son was accused last year of lying on an FBI background check form before purchasing a Colt Cobra 38SPL revolver. 

He claimed that he was not a drug user when he actually was, as he himself later revealed in his memoir, Beautiful Things.

Biden was subsequently charged with making false statements while purchasing a firearm, making false statements regarding information kept by federal firearms licensed dealers, and unlawful possession of a firearm. If found guilty, he could face up to 25 years in prison.

Last June, he was prepared to plead guilty to tax charges with the expectation that the gun charges would be dismissed as part of a plea deal, however that deal fell apart the following month when Noreika realized that in the diversion agreement, both the defense and prosecution appeared to have agreed that Biden would also gain immunity for any charges stemming from not having filed as a foreign agent while conducting overseas business deals. 

When prosecutors noted that they had not understood that part of the agreement, it was scrapped, and Biden pleaded not guilty.

He is expected to go on trial for those charges in late June.

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