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Mar 26, 2019

El Chapo Seeks New Trial Citing Jury Misconduct

El Chapo Seeks New Trial Citing Jury Misconduct

Defense attorneys say the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo should get a new trial because jurors improperly followed media coverage of the sensational drug conspiracy case.

Jan 31, 2019

Defense Lawyer: Government Witnesses Lied About El Chapo

Defense Lawyer: Government Witnesses Lied About El Chapo

A defense attorney for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman assailed the federal case against the Mexican drug lord as "a fantasy," telling a U.S. jury Thursday that the prosecution relied on a parade of cooperating...

Jan 30, 2019

Prosecutor Calls Evidence Against El Chapo Overwhelming

Prosecutor Calls Evidence Against El Chapo Overwhelming

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was portrayed Wednesday in closing arguments at his U.S. trial as a ruthless Mexican drug lord who also became skilled at evading capture and escaping prison because he feared...

Jan 18, 2019

Mistress Details El Chapo's Naked Escape Into Tunnel

Mistress Details El Chapo's Naked Escape Into Tunnel

Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was already trapped in an impossible extramarital relationship with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman when she found herself in an even crazier bind — fleeing with Guzman and others...

Jan 15, 2019

'El Chapo' Boasted of Bribe to Mexican Ex-President: Trial Witness

'El Chapo' Boasted of Bribe to Mexican Ex-President: Trial Witness

A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico to call off a manhunt for the...

Jan 9, 2019

Jury Sees El Chapo Texts Sent to Wife While on the Run

Jury Sees El Chapo Texts Sent to Wife While on the Run

Text messages sent by alleged Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo about narrowly avoiding capture in 2012 have become the latest damaging evidence at his U.S. trial.

Jan 3, 2019

‘El Chapo’ Jury Hears Testimony From Alleged Cartel Cohort

‘El Chapo’ Jury Hears Testimony From Alleged Cartel Cohort

A former Mexican drug trafficker who once claimed he was a double agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration took center stage on Thursday against alleged infamous kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a U.S.

Dec 20, 2018

'El Chapo’ Emotional as Twin Daughters Show Up at NYC Trial

'El Chapo’ Emotional as Twin Daughters Show Up at NYC Trial

It turned out to be an emotional day in court for alleged drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, as his two young daughters went to see him for the first time during his trial in federal court in Brooklyn...

Nov 26, 2018

Witness: ‘El Chapo’ Paid Massive Bribes to Top Mexican Cop

Witness: ‘El Chapo’ Paid Massive Bribes to Top Mexican Cop

A government witness testifying at the U.S. trial of the alleged Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" claims his cartel paid massive bribes to a top law enforcement official.

Nov 15, 2018

Witness: ‘El Chapo’ Told Me to Give $100K and Hug to General

Witness: ‘El Chapo’ Told Me to Give $100K and Hug to General

A former Mexican cartel member who is testifying for the U.S. government at the trial of alleged notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman detailed Thursday how the Sinaloa cartel paid bribes, preferably in...

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