ElChapo

  • El Chapo has been sentenced to life in prison!

    The notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison. A federal judge in Brooklyn handed down the sentence Wednesday. Guzman was convicted in February in an epic drug-trafficking case. The 62-year-old drug lord was brought to the U.S....
  • No Love Lost…El Chapo and wife dress in color coordinated attire after accused mistress testifies

    Days after embarrassing personal testimony by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s former mistress, there was no outward sign of any rift between the alleged Mexican drug lord and his wife. Guzmán entered a Brooklyn federal courtroom Monday morning in a wine-red velvet jacket, a choice that contrasted sharply with the business...
  • El Chapo makes one simple request for his trial!

    El Chapo has a simple request for the judge in his drug trial … he wants to hug his wife in the courtroom. Chapo’s lawyers just filed legal docs asking the judge to allow him to embrace his wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, over the courtroom railing. The lawyers say it would...
  • Trial for El Chapo is delayed…Here’s why

    A U.S. judge on Monday postponed the trial of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman by two months, to Nov. 5, after Guzman’s lawyer said he needed more time to review evidence recently received from prosecutors. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn said the delay was...
  • Attorney for El Chapo say he may not have been the leader of a drug cartel

    Ever since they took the case last year, lawyers for Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, have mounted a largely procedural defense. In a series of motions about their client’s harsh terms of confinement and the daunting challenge they face in poring through the evidence against...
  • El Chapo request to speak with religious person while he is in jail

    El Chapo could be finding religion in jail. The feds have said they will arrange for a Bureau of Prisons chaplain to visit Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman in his lower Manhattan jail, according to paperwork filed Tuesday. But that is not good enough for the drug kingpin. His lawyer...
  • El Chapo legal defense may be in limbo for now!

    Private lawyers seeking to represent Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in his U.S. drug-trafficking case failed to get assurances Monday that they’ll get paid, leaving the Mexican drug lord’s defense in limbo. During a hearing in federal court in Brooklyn, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan told the lawyers that if...
  • John Gotti’s defense attorney is now representing El Chapo

    Notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has kicked his court-appointed attorneys to the curb – and hired John Gotti’s defense lawyer, according to a report Tuesday. Guzmán has been represented by a trio of lawyers with the Federal Defenders of New York since his extradition to Brooklyn in...
  • El Chapo alleging bogus extradition and wants the case dismissed

    Jailed Mexican drug czar Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman, a two-time escape artist from prisons south of the border, wants his case tossed — claiming he was improperly extradited to Brooklyn, according to court papers filed Thursday. Guzman’s lawyers claim the Mexican government initially only agreed to transport the diminutive...