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Leniency sought for lieutenant who turned on 'El Chapo'

May. 21, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors in Chicago are asking a federal judge for leniency at sentencing next week for a former lieutenant to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, describing his decade of cooperation with U.S. authorities as "extraordinary." Their filing late Monday recommends a 17-years prison term for Vicente...

Self-described 'El Chapo of Opioids' faces federal charges

May. 13, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey doctor who authorities said referred to himself as the "El Chapo of Opioids" prescribed painkillers without seeing the patients who were receiving them, often communicating via text message, and falsified records to cover his tracks, according to a criminal complaint...

Prosecutors oppose drug lord El Chapo's new trial bid

Apr. 29, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are opposing a longshot bid for a new trial by the convicted Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. The federal government said in papers filed on Monday that defense claims of jury misconduct at the trial of Joaquin Guzman (hwah-KEEN' goos-MAHN') were invalid. Defense...

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...