Supreme Court declines ex-Hunter Biden associate Devon Archer’s fraud appeal

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to weigh an appeal by ex-Hunter Biden associate Devon Archer, who sought to avoid prison after a lower court found he defrauded a Native American tribe.

Archer was sentenced to a year and one day in prison by a federal grand jury in New York in June 2018 for fraudulently issuing and selling more than $60 million in tribal bonds, and he appealed to the highest court in an attempt to avoid serving a one-year prison sentence.

Devon Archer and Hunter Biden. (AP Photos)

In November 2018, Archer’s petition was overturned by U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams, who upheld the convictions of Archer’s two co-defendants while ruling there wasn’t enough evidence against him.

However, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit reinstated Archer’s conviction in 2020. The
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