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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...

Nov 14, 2018

Cartel Member Testifies Against 'El Chapo' at U.S. Trial

Cartel Member Testifies Against 'El Chapo' at U.S. Trial

An admitted former Mexican cartel member first met the notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman when he helped him evade a manhunt, he said in court testimony Wednesday.

Nov 13, 2018

Trial of Alleged Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Begins in NYC

Trial of Alleged Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Begins in NYC

The high-security trial of infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman got underway on Tuesday, with a prosecutor telling jurors how the man who got his start in a modest marijuana-selling business...

Nov 8, 2018

No Hug for 'El Chapo,' Judge Orders

No Hug for 'El Chapo,' Judge Orders

The U.S. district judge presiding over the case of an alleged notorious drug lord has denied his request to hug his wife, citing concerns over a potential prison escape and security.

Nov 7, 2018

Jury Picked for NY Trial of Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo'

Jury Picked for NY Trial of Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo'

Jury selection at the U.S. trial for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was completed Wednesday with Guzman waiting for word on whether he can hug his wife for the first time in nearly two years.

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