Responsible on All Counts!!!
2/12/2019 9:42 AM PST
Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman is responsible on all 10 counts he was going through in a Brooklyn federal court docket … and he is now going through life in jail.
A jury of seven girls and 5 males returned the decision Tuesday to wrap up a virtually 3-month lengthy legal trial that included as much as 200 hours of testimony about drug trafficking, gold-plated AK-47s, diamond-encrusted pistols … and an alleged $100 million fee to a former Mexican president.
After 6 days of deliberations, the jury returned responsible verdicts in opposition to Chapo for partaking in a unbroken legal enterprise, conspiracy to launder narcotics proceeds, worldwide distribution of cocaine, heroin, marijuana and different medication and use of firearms.
Reporters within the courtroom say Chapo appears surprised by the decision, and his spouse, Emma Coronel, fought again tears.
It has been a wild journey for the Sinaloa Cartel’s chief over these previous few years. He was captured by the Mexican authorities in 2014, escaped greater than a yr later by means of a mile-long underground tunnel … and acquired caught once more in early 2016.
He was extradited to the U.S. in 2017, and between then and final November — when his legal trial acquired underway — there have been a sequence of bizarre motions and rulings about his life behind bars. Simply to call a number of, Chapo has had jail TV woes, prayer issues, love letter suggestions and made a heartfelt promise NOT to kill his nameless jurors.
He’ll be sentenced on June 25.