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.Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman launched a courtroom rant about his treatment in prison; Bryan Llenas reports from Brooklyn
While he does not repent, a Mexican drug lord and escape artist, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was sentenced on Wednesday to life behind bars in an AMERICAN prison.
A challenging, Guzman, and took a parting shot at a judge in the federal district court in Brooklyn, accusing him of making a mockery of the AMERICAN justice system in denying a new trial based on alleged juror misconduct.
“In my case, it was stained and you have denied me a fair trial when the whole world was watching,” Guzman said through an interpreter.
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The 62-year-old suspect, he was the sports his trademark moustache, after a clean-shaven during the trial — are also used in what could be his last chance to speak out in public to complain about being kept in solitary confinement since he was brought to the U.S. to stand trial. From this exercise, it was only after he had twice escaped from Mexican prisons.
“For the government to send me to a prison, which is where my name will never be heard again, and I take this opportunity to say that there is no right to be here,” he said.
Experts say that it will most likely wind up in the federal government’s supermax [a super-maximum-security prison in Florence, Colo., where the prisoners are held alone for 23 hours a day.
Before the passing of the sentence in connection with a massive drug conspiracy, which had resulted in more than two decades of blood and gore, U. s. District Judge Brian Cogan said Guzman, complaints were given a “mountain range of evidence against him.
The term — life plus 30 years-was largely a foregone conclusion. The guilty verdict on the drug trade, and the costs incurred in February, which led to a mandatory sentence of life without parole. Cogan also ordered Guzman to pay back the $12.6 billion, money that will have been a drug-trafficking organization was distributing cocaine and other drugs into the U.S.
The proof is in the 11-week trial showed that Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel is responsible for smuggling a mountain of cocaine and other drugs into the United States during his 25-year reign, the public prosecutor’s office, said in a recent court papers. She said: “a great army of sicarios was under orders to abduct, torture and kill anyone who got in the way.
The defense argued that de Guzman would have been surrounded by other traders, who would be the government’s witnesses, so that they will be able to get the numbers in their own business. She was also still in the process of had been affected by the jury members the wrong view of the media coverage of the case.
As he was led out of the courtroom, Guzman put his hand over his heart and waved to the family members.
Outside the courtroom, the chief Prosecutor of the u.s., Richard’donoghue, told reporters, “all of them will be Guzman to pour venom over our borders.”
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The ruling was front-page news in Mexico, but it was seen as unlikely to make a ripple in terms of the political life of the country, for the safety of the contaminated drugs.
Mexican security analyst Alejandro Hope said that Guzman, the player will have “no impact” on its business. In the wake of Guzman’s arrest and extradition, Ismael El Mayo” Zambada, is believed to be the a long time ago, and consolidated the control of the Sinaloa cartel.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.