Notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman convicted
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman say they’ll keep fighting his conviction.
Jurors in New York on Tuesday convicted Guzman on all 10 counts in an international drug distribution trial that lasted more than three months. The verdict was reached on the sixth day of deliberations.
Guzman attorney Jeffrey Lichtman is filing an appeal. He says the defense “fought like complete savages.”
Federal prosecutor Richard Donoghue says he expects 61-year-old Guzman to get a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Guzman leaned back in his chair to catch the eye of his wife, who gave him a subtle thumbs-up, when the jury was discharged from a federal courthouse in Brooklyn
Federal court marshals whisked Guzman out of the courtroom immediately after the judge read the guilty verdict.