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CrimeMexican Drug Lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Set For Sentencing Today

14:45  17 july  2019
14:45  17 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

Epstein Joins ‘El Chapo’ in Notorious Jail as Inmate 76318-054

Epstein Joins ‘El Chapo’ in Notorious Jail as Inmate 76318-054 Bernie Madoff did time there. So did John Gotti Jr. Paul Manafort is currently in residence. Jeffrey Epstein -- inmate 76318-054 -- just moved in. The hulking Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan is several miles and worlds away from the mansion near Central Park that Epstein may have been planning to head for when he was arrested by the FBI after touching down at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey on July 6. Among his new neighbors is the Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, who has been holed up in the federal jail’s notorious 10 South wing for more than two years.

A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín " El Chapo " Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years. Speaking through an interpreter just before Wednesday's sentencing , Guzmán said in the Brooklyn courtroom his confinement in the US had amounted to "torture" and said he had received an

Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin ( El Chapo ) Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, expressing no remorse over his The sentencing was headline news in Mexico , but it was seen as unlikely to make a ripple in terms of the country’s politics, security or the

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is set to be sentenced today in Downtown Brooklyn.

Guzman was convicted in February of all 10 federal counts against him, following an 11-week trial.

Prosecutors said the 62-year-old earned nearly $14 billion as the alleged kingpin of the Sinaloa cartel, accusing him of funneling hundreds of tons of cocaine and other drugs into the United States during his 25-year reign. They also presented evidence that Guzman used hit squads to target rivals.

El Chapo awaits life in prison sentence by US judge

El Chapo awaits life in prison sentence by US judge After a run as one of the world's most powerful and notorious criminals, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is expected to be sentenced to life in prison when he appears in a New York courtroom on Wednesday. 

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín " El Chapo " Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug -trafficking trial at a federal court in New York. Guzmán , 61, was convicted on numerous counts including the distribution of cocaine and heroin, illegal firearms possession and money laundering.

Media captionEl Chapo trial: Five facts about Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán . Under El Chapo 's leadership, the Sinaloa cartel was the biggest supplier of drugs to the US, officials say. Image caption Trucks were set alight in the streets to block roads. "No one knows what is going on

The defense, however, argued his role in the drug empire was exaggerated, claiming those who testified against him were lying to get leniency in their own cases.

In July, a federal judge denied the defense’s request for a new trial.

Guzman was extradited to the U.S. in 2017 and has been kept in solitary confinement under a close watch in New York after he was able to escape from prisons in Mexico.

The judge is expected to sentence him to life behind bars at a federal supermax prison in Colorado.

Many are waiting to see whether Guzman, who has kept quiet in court, will speak before learning his fate.

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