Will the head of the Sinaloa cartel Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman be able to get an impartial jury to render justice? Somehow only El Chapo is worried about that while everyone else is worried about the safety of anyone brave enough to partake as a juror in the upcoming April trial in New York City.
Is that Guzman is alleged to have killed between 3,000 to 4,000 people?
Is that the Mexican judge that handled his extradition to the U.S. was executed shortly after handling the extradition that El Chapo did not want?
Is it that El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel is credited with introducing decapitation of rivals to enforce their turf?
Is it that as the head of a $40 billion narco business he has access to money to get want he wants, when he wants it?
The federal prosecutors handling the narco trafficking trial and the 17-count indictment against El Chapo do not want to take any chances. They are asking for jurors to be anonymous to El Chapo’s team, sequestered and heavily protected.
In the request to Judge Brian Cogan the federal prosecutors highlighted El Chapo’s use of “sicarios” that are everywhere even in the U.S. And of course the 60-year-old billionaire narco has a long history of “judicial Interference.” El Chapo’s large legal team feel this request would make their client look guilty and “dangerous” before the trial even began.
The judicial request is currently under consideration.
What is without dispute is that star witnesses, Pedro and Margarito Flores, Jr., will have unprecedented protection.
The Chicago junior narcos turn rats in 2008 provided “detail in real-time drug trafficking activity.” They secretly recorded conversation with El Chapo among other high ranking narcos, leading to nearly 70 indictments. Thanks to their testimony the U.S. government named Guzman public enemy number 1, a title last owned by Al Capone.
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