Hunter Biden's law license suspended in D.C.

 June 26, 2024

Hunter Biden's law license has been revoked in Washington D.C. after he was found guilty on felony gun charges this month.

The Washington D.C. Appeals Court suspended Hunter Biden's license, finding his conduct fell under what the D.C. bar considers "serious crimes."

“The respondent is suspended immediately from the practice of law in the District of Columbia pending resolution of this matter,” the DC Court of Appeals ordered Tuesday.

Hunter Biden's law license

The court also called for a "formal proceeding to determine the nature of the offense and whether it involves moral turpitude.” Crimes involving moral turpitude result in disbarment in D.C.

"Upon the granting of a pardon to a member so convicted, the court may vacate or modify the order of disbarment," the Code of the District of Columbia reads.

Hunter Biden was admitted to the D.C. bar in 2007 after graduating from Yale Law School a decade earlier.

He was found guilty this month of lying on a form about his drug use when he purchased a handgun in 2018. The brief trial focused heavily on Biden's notorious crack addiction, which he discussed in his memoir.

Biden's license in Connecticut has also been suspended over his failure to pay a fee.

Hunter Biden's "work"

Republicans have dismissed Hunter Biden's gun conviction as a slap on the wrist and a distraction from more serious wrongdoing involving his overseas business, which brought Biden millions in foreign income from clients in China and Ukraine.

Hunter Biden is facing a trial in September for evading taxes on his earnings, which included $1 million for unclear legal services on behalf of Patrick Ho, a Chinese businessman who was convicted of money laundering in New York.

Republicans have raised questions about the money, writing to attorney general Merrick Garland, “it is not clear what work Mr. Biden actually performed” and Hunter “is not a licensed attorney in New York.”

Hunter Biden's lucrative side hustle as a painter has also raised eyebrows and concerns about influence peddling. Biden has raked in some $1.5 million for his art pieces from Democratic donors.

His father Joe Biden notoriously lied about his academic record at Syracuse University, where he graduated near the bottom of his law class.

Joe Biden has said he would not pardon his son, although many are skeptical of the promise.

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