Latest Joaquin Guzman Loera News

Bodyguard for 'El Chapo' son pleads guilty to conspiracy

Apr. 17, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A purported bodyguard of one of drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's sons has pleaded guilty in Chicago to taking part in a drug conspiracy. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 35-year-old Jesus Raul Beltran-Leon admitted Wednesday to his role in the 2013 sale of 46 kilograms of cocaine...

Drug lord's wife opens drive to build 'Chapo' fashion brand

Apr. 4, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The wife of convicted drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has launched an appeal to fashion designers to propose designs for a clothing line named after her husband. Emma Coronel posted a message on her Instagram account this week saying "I invite clothing designers who are starting out...

El Chapo, the fashionista?

Mar. 30, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — El Chapo, the fashionista? The convicted drug lord and his wife have stylish future plans: Creating clothing with the brand name "El Chapo." The New York Daily News reports that 61-year-old Joaquin Guzman and his 29-year-old wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, are working together on the project....

El Chapo seeks new trial, citing jury misconduct

Mar. 26, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defense attorneys asked a federal judge Tuesday to grant a new trial to the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, saying jurors improperly followed media coverage of the sensational drug conspiracy case. Joaquin Guzman's defense team said in court filings that jurors repeatedly disregarded...

US drug czar says border wall will reduce influx of drugs

Mar. 18, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump's drug czar on Monday touted the president's plan for a U.S.-Mexico border wall as a way to save American lives by helping stem the flow of illegal drugs into the country. While visiting Kentucky, drug czar Jim Carroll said Trump's long-promised border wall...

Filings from El Chapo trial show efforts to limit testimony

Mar. 15, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly unsealed documents from the U.S. trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman detail the behind-the-scenes efforts by prosecutors to keep out evidence potentially damaging to their witnesses and embarrassing to the government, including beliefs in mysticism, sex with minors...

El Chapo wants new trial, hearing to probe jury misconduct

Feb. 22, 2019 3:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The defense team for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Friday it will seek a new trial for the notorious drug lord in light of "misconduct" on the part of several jurors who allegedly followed media accounts of the case against the instructions of a federal judge. Defense attorney Eduardo...

Mexico to help "El Chapo" family seek US humanitarian visas

Feb. 22, 2019 3:35 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that he has instructed his government to assist the family of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in seeking humanitarian visas to visit the convicted drug trafficker in the United States. During a visit last week to Guzman's hometown of...

Claims in El Chapo case highlight perils of 'Googling juror'

Feb. 22, 2019 8:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict. It's a phenomenon that has been...

10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 22, 2019 7:20 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LIGHTS, CAMERA, CLUES Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras, with more than 32,000 mounted on buildings, poles, train tunnels and elsewhere, helped police break the case of "Empire" actor Jussie...