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Current Trial El Chapo trial NYC

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  1. shellyg

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    Mexico's most notorious criminal Joaquin Guzman, the 'most dangerous and feared man on the planet' whose nickname means "Shorty" in Spanish, was extradited to the United States in January 2017 after breaking out of a high security prison (again) in central Mexico through a 1.5 kilometre tunnel.
      • El Chapo was extradited to the US in 2017 where he is facing 17 criminal charges
      • The mammoth trial starts November 13 and is expected to take four months
      • Security for the drug kingpin is described as "like a Hollywood movie"

    Armed guards, bomb sniffing dogs, and the Brooklyn Bridge completely shut. Security surrounding the trial of Mexican 'drug lord El Chapo' extremely tight during jury selection for America's most notorious prisoner and two time escapee.

    • Jury selection began in Brooklyn's Eastern District Federal Court for El Chapo
    • The alleged Mexican drug lord whose real name is Joaquin Guzman was in court
    • During his transport Monday morning, the Brooklyn Bridge was completely shut
    • He was taken from solitary confinement cell in Manhattan to court in Brooklyn
    • Jurors were greeted by sight of heavily armed guards and bomb sniffing dogs
    • The jurors' identities are supposed to remain secret however one is a Michael Jackson impersonator so there are concerns that person's identity could leak
    • Meanwhile the key eyewitness list is also a heavily guarded secret for fears of retribution from Guzman's Sinaloa Cartel

    (There are concerns of finding a jury. Nobody wants to be on it.)

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    " .... there is some intent to get to one of the jurors."

    "So they're escorted by US federal marshals to and from the courthouse. Again, this is a set of remarkable circumstances that nobody has seen, as far as I know."

    The juror selection process is intense — Guzman's notoriety means potential jurors are being asked to fill out a 48-page questionnaire to determine how much they know about his reputation as a ruthless drug lord.

    While he was on the run, Guzman gave a highly publicised interview to actor Sean Penn that the Mexican Government said led to his 2016 arrest. Sean Penn claims the interview did not lead to el Chapo's arrest and that the Mexican Government has sought to place him in the cartels crosshairs.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11...man-trial-in-us-federal-court-begins/10469998

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...selection.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

    He's worth four billion dollars, credited with inventing the narco-tunnels and essentially had his own army.

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  2. JackNah_8

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    This is going to be a big trial especially amongst the media circles.

    I couldn't imagine being a jury on this trial.
     
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    Huge. They need a jury of twelve and sixteen spares (iirc) to take four months out of their lives to decide the fate of the most dangerous man in the world among fears they will be a target for about $40 per day. And maybe the odd buffet lunch.
     
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    Just $40......

    Here's the latest!

    While nearly all said they had heard of Guzman before being called for jury duty, they said they would be impartial in the trial.

    one was a fan! That's crazy


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    Might be a great study of how to get out of jury duty, they're quite inventive. I feel really sorry for that lady who started crying when she was told she'd been selected for the jury.
     
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    Yes. Just say you are a fan...
     
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    If you are apart of the jury that puts him away surely you are looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life.
     
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    Tomorrow night on ch7



    https://tvtonight.com.au/2018/11/sunday-night-nov-11.html
     
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    A giant Mexican drug cartel is behind Australia's sudden increase in cocaine seizures, write Nick McKenzie and Dylan Welch. (2010)

    It was only a matter of time. There was never much doubt that Mexico's infamous Sinaloa drug cartel would one day stretch its powerful tentacles into Australia. And, once here, it was inevitable they would quickly dominate the market.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/cartels-long-white-line-hits-home-20100914-15b00.html



     

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    I remember hearing about that a few years ago.

    That photo of Pablo is creepy, smiling!



    El Chapo's legal team will cost around $5million....

    https://nypost.com/2018/11/10/meet-el-chapos-multi-million-dollar-legal-team/
     
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    I have the first edition banned hard cover book on Pablo Escobar by Simon Strong, haven't read it yet I might have to drag it out.

    Reckon his wife's trial outfits might cost nearly as much, I bet she doesn't wear the same emsemble twice. :grin:
     
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    It would be worth reading that Pablo Escobar book! Special edition! lol

    The wife will be dressing up for the cameras everyday. She's worried about his health.




    I didnt realise she lived in the US?
     
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    Her father is a former high ranking Sinaloa drug lord. They have their babies in the US to claim citizenship, she had both of hers in the US as well.
     
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    I didnt know that!

    Well-connected family lol You wouldnt want to mess with this family
     
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    They have to be careful who they marry those drug lords, she was born into it so she knows the ropes. :blush:
     
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    She's only 29, I thought she was already in her 30s.
     
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    I'm surprised the ch7 journalist had access to the drug cartel operation


    Pedro was sweating during the interview.
     
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    'We're here to pick you up for jury duty.'

     
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    Week one, no more jurors have quit yet. Next week, they've been told to brace themselves for grisly details.

    With the first week of the highly anticipated trial now at an end, here are the key moments so far:

    - The initial hearing was delayed due to an (anonymous) jury member being excused. Reports suggest it was due to "anxiety" over the high-security trial.


    - In his opening statement, Guzman's defence attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, said his client was not the real leader of the Sinaloa Cartel and shifted blame onto Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, another reputed drug trafficker in the cartel's leadership. Zambada remains on the loose in Mexico, Mr Lichtman claimed, because of bribes that "go up to the very top," including hundreds of millions of dollars paid to the current and former presidents of Mexico.

    - A spokesman for Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto called the allegations "completely false and defamatory." Former President Felipe Calderon dismissed them as "absolutely false and reckless."

    - Federal prosecutors asked Judge Brian Cogan to throw out the defence's opening statement, saying it was "permeated with improper argument, unnoticed affirmative defences and inadmissible hearsay."

    - Judge Cogan admonished Mr Lichtman, but did not throw out the opening statement.

    - The court was shown video footage of the tunnels allegedly used by the Sinaloa Cartel to smuggle drugs into the US.

    - Government witness Jesus 'El Rey' Zambada told the jury that his older brother, Ismael 'El Mayo' Zambada, and Guzman used armies of assassins to kill their enemies.

    - El Rey gave details of how his brother, El Mayo, worked with El Chapo and others to form the Sinaloa Cartel, smuggling tons of drugs from Mexico to the US. For nearly five hours, he told the jury stories from Mexico's brutal drug wars, including when he was allegedly hunted down in 1994 by gunmen from rivals the Arellano-Felíx gang.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/...=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1542382301
     
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