New York court has rejected the appeal of “El Chapo” Guzman, a well-known Mexican drug trafficker and co-founder of the Sinaloa Cardinal, who was sentenced in 2019 to life in prison.
In a 44-page court ruling released by the AFP agency this Tuesday, Judge John Newman pointed out that the ten arguments raised by “El Chapo” should be rejected and his sentence upheld.
Guzman, Joaquin’s “El Chapo”, considered the world’s most powerful drug smuggler at the time, was accused of smuggling in 2019 and smuggling at least 1,200 tonnes of cocaine into the United States in a quarter-century. Gun and money laundering.
The notorious drug dealer was sentenced to life in prison, with an additional 30 years in prison for using automatic weapons.
During the trial, the Mexican, now 64, was sentenced to death or at least 26 sentenced to death, sometimes after being tortured.
These included informants, kidnappers from rival organizations, police, collaborators and even family members.
As the main arguments for the appeal, El Sappo’s lawyers questioned his sentence because one of the jurors admitted that he knew elements of the case through the media during the trial.
Defense also argued that the complete isolation of the Mexican since he was extradited to the United States in January 2017 prevented him from preparing for his defense.
“El Chapo”, who escaped from a Mexican prison in 2015 via a subway, is being held in a high-security prison in the western US state of Colorado.
The drug dealer’s wife, Emma Coronal Icebro, was sentenced by a U.S. court in Washington in late November to three years in prison after admitting in June that she had collaborated with her husband.
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