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    'El Chapo' found guilty on all charges









    Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was convicted on all counts in New York City on Tuesday after a lengthy trial that highlighted the narcotics trade's brutality.


    He was found guilty of charges including narcotics trafficking, using a firearm in furtherance of his drug crimes and participating in a money laundering conspiracy.



    Jurors at the federal district court in Brooklyn took more than a week to reach their verdict, as the panel went over reams of documents and testimony from 56 witnesses.



    Guzmán, who became famous as a foil to Mexican authorities, escaping twice from maximum security prisons and avoiding several close calls with security services, is the highest-level drug lord ever extradited from Mexico to the United States.



    He faces life without parole for an organized crime conviction, and up to seven life sentences for drug convictions. The government will also pursue forfeiture of assets worth billions of dollars, officials with the Department of Justice said on Tuesday.



    The convictions were announced by top U.S. federal enforcement officials, including Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and FBI Director Christopher Wray.



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    Was there any doubt...?
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    Someone should send him a welcome packet for ADX Florence. I am sure that will be his home for the rest of his life.
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    This guy is an animal that destroyed many many lives, he killed alot more people than he directly ordered killed with his poison and ruined alot of young lives.

    Unfortunately there will be another just like scumbag to take his place if not already
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post







    Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was convicted on all counts in New York City on Tuesday after a lengthy trial that highlighted the narcotics trade's brutality.


    He was found guilty of charges including narcotics trafficking, using a firearm in furtherance of his drug crimes and participating in a money laundering conspiracy.



    Jurors at the federal district court in Brooklyn took more than a week to reach their verdict, as the panel went over reams of documents and testimony from 56 witnesses.



    Guzmán, who became famous as a foil to Mexican authorities, escaping twice from maximum security prisons and avoiding several close calls with security services, is the highest-level drug lord ever extradited from Mexico to the United States.



    He faces life without parole for an organized crime conviction, and up to seven life sentences for drug convictions. The government will also pursue forfeiture of assets worth billions of dollars, officials with the Department of Justice said on Tuesday.



    The convictions were announced by top U.S. federal enforcement officials, including Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and FBI Director Christopher Wray.



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    He thought he was too big to fall.

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    I wonder if the cartels will hunt down the jurors. Send a message to future juries.
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    They were hoping no one would want to serve on the jury. The threats didn't work. As much as I hate jury duty there would be no way I wouldn't have accepted being on this one.

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    Jurors warned to stay anonymous

    When U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan read the verdict finding Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman guilty of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States, he warned the 12 jurors who had decided the notorious Mexican drug lord’s fate not to speak to the press.

    “Once that door is open, it can’t be closed again,” Cogan told the jury in federal court in Brooklyn on Tuesday. The jurors were escorted from the courthouse by armed federal marshals and their identities have been kept secret for fear of retaliation by the Sinaloa Cartel, which El Chapo headed.


    Despite the judge’s unusual warning and the extraordinary security measures during the three-month trial, some legal experts said it could be difficult for the jury to remain anonymous and at least one law enforcement agent involved in the chase for Guzman said jurors might be at risk if their identities are leaked.


    “The Eastern District of New York has done a great job to protect the witnesses and jurors, but in 2019 with social media and instant access to information, you can’t really hide,” said Derek Maltz, a former special agent-in-charge of Drug Enforcement Agency Special Operations, who coordinated federal agency activity to capture Guzman twice in Mexico.


    Following the verdict, late-night television host Trevor Noah joked about the jurors needing plastic surgery to disguise themselves - dark humour that reflected a genuine concern about their safety.
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    I don't know how many sons he has but they just issued and indicted his sons in NY

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