Statistics from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) show that Hunter Biden's plea deal on gun-possession charges was handled in an unusual way. How unusual was it? A post at DonaldWatkins.com tells the story. A longtime Alabama attorney, civil-rights advocate, and criminal-defense expert, Watkins writes under the headline "Hunter Biden: Is He Lucky or Is Merrick Garland's DOJ Corrupt?"
A review of statistical reports compiled annually by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on firearms cases handled by U.S. Attorneys around the nation from FY 2001 through FY 2021 shows that at least 185,082 of these cases were processed and concluded during this 20-year period.
The statistical report for FY 2021, which was published in December 2022, is the most recent one available online.
According to a DOJ letter submitted to a Delaware federal court on June 20, 2023, Hunter Biden was charged with a “firearms offense – namely, one count of possession of a firearm by a person who is an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(3) and 924 (a)(2) (2018).”
Section 922 is a felony “weapons” offense, as defined in the annual DOJ statistical reports.
According to the reports, none of the 185,082 “weapons” cases prosecuted during this 20-year period was referred by DOJ to a pretrial-diversion program. U.S. v. Hunter Biden is the first and only time a federal offender has enjoyed this kind of preferential treatment in a firearms case.
Claims by the White House and DOJ that Hunter Biden was treated like all other federal firearms offenders are complete and utter "bullshit."
Hunter Biden is either the luckiest federal firearms offender in U.S. history or a beneficiary of the most corrupt Department of Justice in modern history.