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WorldEl Chapo Sentenced to Life in Prison, Ending Notorious Criminal Career

18:51  17 july  2019
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[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]. Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo , was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison , ending one of modern history’s most brutal and notorious criminal careers .

The Mexican crime lord known as El Chapo was convicted on Tuesday after a three-month drug trial in Mr. Guzmán now faces life in prison at his sentencing hearing, scheduled for June 25. Toward the end of the proceeding, Alejandro Edda, an actor who plays El Chapo on the Netflix series “Narcos

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Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison, ending one of modern history’s most brutal and notorious criminal careers.

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The life sentence, mandated by law as a result of the severity of Mr. Guzmán’s crimes, was handed down in the Federal District Court in Brooklyn, where the kingpin was convicted last winter of drug, murder and money laundering charges after a sprawling three-month trial.

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NEW YORK – Notorious drug lord Joaquín " El Chapo " Guzmán Loera was formally sentenced Wednesday to life in prison plus 30 years on drug Fittingly, his sentence was large, too. The guilty verdict on the charge he engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise mandated a life prison term

The life sentence was the minimum Guzmán faced. The additional 30 years were for unlawful uses of firearms. Prosecutors said Guzmán would be serving Top Stories. Drug lord ' El Chapo ' sentenced to life in prison . The Mexican kingpin was earlier accused of being behind the biggest supplier of drugs

As some of the federal agents who had chased him for years looked on from the gallery, Judge Brian M. Cogan issued the life term and Mr. Guzmán, 62, was hauled away to prepare himself — pending an appeal — for spending the rest of his life behind bars.

He almost certainly will be sent to the country’s most forbidding federal prison, the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility, or ADX, in Florence, Colo.

“It’s justice not only for the Mexican government, but for all of Guzmán’s victims in Mexico,” said Raymond P. Donovan, the agent in charge of the New York office of the Drug Enforcement Administration, which was instrumental in capturing the kingpin twice. Mr. Guzman’s career atop one of Mexico’s most powerful cartels came to a close only after Mexico agreed to extradite him to the United States in January 2017.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “ El Chapo ” Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison , a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble. A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence

El Chapo , the former chief of the Sinaloa Cartel, also broke his silence to accuse the U.S. government of torture The Mexican drug lord known as " El Chapo " was sentenced to life in prison plus thirty years on The kingpin was convicted earlier this year of presiding over a vast criminal operation that

El Chapo Sentenced to Life in Prison, Ending Notorious Criminal Career © Eduardo Verdugo/Associated Press Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as El Chapo, broke out of prison twice in Mexico before being extradited to the United States. His ability to escape from prison and evade capture for years underscored the deep corruption of the Mexican authorities by his cartel, which employed bribery and intimidation to control not just local police departments, but the highest ranking officials in the national government.

Mr. Guzmán’s trial took place under intense media scrutiny and tight security that involved bomb-sniffing dogs, police snipers and federal marshals with radiation sensors.

Prosecutors leveled some of the most serious charges possible against him, presenting evidence that he sent hundreds of tons of drugs to the United States from Mexico and caused the deaths of dozens of people to protect himself and his smuggling routes.

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Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin ' El Chapo ' Guzman will spend the rest of his life in a U.S. prison if convicted on charges he ran the world's largest drug-trafficking The infamous drug kingpin who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in Mexico was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face

Drug lord Joaquin “ El Chapo ” Guzman twice escaped from prison in Mexico. With his conviction on drug trafficking and murder charges in U.S. federal court this week, he is Zacarias Moussaoui: He pleaded guilty in 2006 as a conspirator in the 9/11 attacks and was sentenced to life at the Supermax.

The case revealed in exacting detail the inner workings of the Sinaloa drug cartel — such as how it employed I.T. consultants and how it packaged its cocaine in rubber “condoms.”

But given the defendant’s fame and notoriety, the trial was also a boisterous legal circus, complete with a horde of international reporters, a steady trickle of curious “narco-tourists” and a cameo appearance by an actor who plays the drug lord on a Netflix show.

The verdict on Feb. 12 came after more than a week of deliberations by the jury. Ultimately, Mr. Guzmán was found guilty on all 10 counts of the indictment.

As the verdict was read, he sat listening to a translator, looking stunned. When the reading of the verdict was complete, Mr. Guzmán leaned back to glance at his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, who flashed him a thumbs up with tears in her eyes.

On that day, Richard P. Donoghue, the United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, called the guilty verdict a victory for law enforcement.

“There are those who say the war on drugs is not worth fighting,” Mr. Donoghue said. “Those people are wrong.”

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" El Chapo " verdict: Notorious drug lord convicted in U.S. trial. When sentenced , Guzman is expected to be sent to United States Penitentiary Florence, a SuperMax prison in Colorado, reports " El Chapo ," one of the most powerful drug lords in the world, could spend life in prison after being

Even Mr. Guzmán’s lawyers admitted defending the kingpin was a daunting task.

“I’ve never faced a case with so many cooperating witnesses and so much evidence,” Jeffrey Lichtman, one of Mr. Guzmán’s lawyers, said. “We did all we could as defense lawyers.”

Two days after Mr. Guzmán’s conviction in February, two of the kingpin’s sons, Joaquín and Ovidio Guzmán López, were indicted by federal prosecutors in Washington.

Several days after that, a juror, who spoke anonymously, told a Vice Media reporter that several of the panelists had disobeyed repeated orders by the judge not to follow media coverage of the trial.

The Vice article prompted Mr. Guzmán’s lawyers to submit a motion requesting a new trial.

For a few weeks, it seemed possible that the jurors might be hauled back into court for a hearing to determine if they had in fact committed misconduct.

But in early July, Judge Cogan denied the new trial motion and moved things forward toward the sentencing.

The American authorities began their hunt for the kingpin as far back as the early 1990s when he was indicted on separate federal charges in Tucson and San Diego.

The two indictments were filed just before and somewhat after he was arrested while on the run in Guatemala and then returned to Mexico, where he was tried and imprisoned for the 1993 murder of Juan Jesús Posadas Ocampo, a beloved Roman Catholic cardinal.

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El Chapo : Inside the Hunt for Mexico's Most Notorious Kingpin. Vicente Zambada Niebla, Son of El Chapo Cartel Partner El Mayo, Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison . El Chapo has pleaded not guilty to a 17-count indictment accusing him of running an international If convicted, he faces life in prison .

Joaquín " El Chapo " Guzmán faced 10 charges in the indictment, including engaging in a criminal enterprise The 61-year-old faces the possibility of life in prison . Tuesday's verdict ended a dramatic trial that started in "It is a sentence from which there is no escape, and no return," Donoghue said.

In 2001, however, Mr. Guzmán broke out of prison — by many accounts, in the bottom of a laundry cart — and spent the next 13 years playing cat-and-mouse with the law.

He evaded both arrest and the five subsequent indictments filed against him in the United States, largely by shuttling between a series of hide-outs in the Sierra Madre mountains in the Mexican state of Sinaloa.

In February 2012, the Mexican and American authorities came within inches of nabbing him in an ocean-view mansion in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

But it was not until Mr. Donovan and a vast coalition of law enforcement and military officers on both sides of the border mounted an enormous wiretap operation that cracked the kingpin’s communications network that he was caught.

He was found in a beachfront condominium in Mazatlán in February 2014.

Within a year and a half, however, he had escaped again — this time, through a sophisticated tunnel that opened into the shower of his prison cell.

A coalition similar to the one that caught him in 2014 redoubled its efforts and captured the kingpin for a second time, after a violent gunfight, in Los Mochis, Mexico, in early 2016.

When Mr. Guzmán finally stood trial in New York in November, his conviction was all but assured given the mountains of evidence collected against him over the years.

Some of that evidence came from incriminating intercepts from the various wiretaps over which agents had for months been listening in on the kingpin and his underlings.

But just as damaging were the 14 witnesses from inside his Sinaloa drug cartel who testified against him.

Pictures: Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman sentenced

El Chapo complained about New York jail. Let's see how Supermax works out..
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán probably will find his more permanent federal digs at the "Supermax" in Colorado little more amenable than his NYC jail.

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