Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Government has evidence indicating El Chapo was not top leader of Sinaloa Cartel

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat

Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzman’s attorney, Eduardo Balarezo filed with the court,  a motion to the government’s opposition to compel with respect to potentially exculpatory evidence.

Exculpatory evidence is evidence that could be in the favor of Guzman.  In this case,  the stand out is that Guzman was not the premier leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, but was working under others.  

Balarezo contends that the government has possessed evidence all along, that Guzman was not the head of the cartel, a charge against him in the case. 

Guzman was charged with overseeing a continuing criminal enterprise. Balarezo said the government sent him a bullet-pointed list of possibly exonerating information about Guzman on June 4, including material detailing his "relative standing" among other drug dealers.

The government says they were only required to prove Guzman supervised five or more people.

"Whether he was equally powerful or more powerful does not negate his role," said government attorney Andrea Goldbarg.

From the filing:

More importantly, the government deliberately ignores the value to the defense of at least 9 other items (bullet points 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 21 and 23) that specifically indicate that Mr. Guzmán was not the leader, nor a leader, of the so-called Sinaloa Cartel or some other drug-trafficking organization. 
Since the favorable or exculpatory nature of that information escapes the prosecutors who “make a judgment as to the exculpatory character and materiality of evidence that might fall within the ambit of Brady,” Mr. Guzmán reminds the government of the first count in the indictment. 
Count 1 charges that from 1989 to 2014, Mr. Guzmán engaged in a continuing criminal enterprise and that he “occupied supervisory and management positions,” and was “one of several principal administrators, organizers and leaders of the continuing criminal enterprise.”Doc. No. 14 at 5; see also 21 U.S.C. § 848(b). That the government can claim with a straight face that those specific items are not favorable or exculpatory strains credulity.

123 comments:

  1. Wouldn’t surprise me at all if the actual truth all gets redacted. Happens all the time in the so called interest of national security. - Sol Prendido

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    1. Caro is the main man with el senor de los pedos digo cielos

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    2. Headlines rarely tell the story!

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    3. Pinche chapo es una ratotototota de un cartel de puras ratas

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  2. EL MAYO ZAMBADA IS THE REAL LEADER

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    1. nope THE REAL LEADER WAS CARO ALL ALONG AND CHAPO WAS THE FACE OF THE ORGANIZATION! JUST LIKE ESCOBAR WAS THE FACE OF THE MEDELLIN CARTEL WHEN THE REAL BOSS WAS THE OLD MAN FABIO OCHOA

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  3. He was retired when they arrest him

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    1. Exactly. He was absolutely top dog for a long time...not sure what this dog and pony show is about to be honest. He may have cut some big deal.

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  4. Of course he is not the head of the cartel we all know that. There’s always people more powerful calling the shots that we don’t know about. He is just the image/employer of the cartel along with the other capos. Go after his real bosses the corrupt officials that let him work and commit crime. Capos split millions a month with government officials to let them take over turf, Obviously the problem is there. There is no way someone can move metric tons for years and nobody knows. If your a independent dealer that is doing very well’ the corrupt government will find out and tax you to let you keep working. Every traffickers dream to be under the wing of a high ranking politician.

    Problem solve! Your welcome U.S

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    1. Have to admit truth to this comment.

      Wondering if Chapo will be releasing any evidence indicating those government officials from both countries? Or if it will be allowed due to national security issues?
      We all know there are many higher ups involved in the drug trade.

      Truly doubt that a fair trial will be administered here. Suppressing knowledge and evidence is something governments are good at.

      E42

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    2. That's why they have his mamma held hostage not to protect but to☝️

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    3. I WOULD OFFER CHAPO AND HIS KIDS IMMUNITY BUT IN EXCHANGE HAVE HIM GIVE UP HIS ENTIRE ORGANIZATION AND GIVE UP EVERY POLITICIAN THAT IS IN HIS POCKET AND EVERYBODY FROM ALL THE CARTELS!

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  5. We all know mayo is the top dog.

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    1. Way to go Mexico government they know Mayo is dead and Azul is so why not Mexico place the blame on them because you don't want Chao to give up politicos

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    2. how did you discover this? I am going to ck out other documents. amazing. I will add the info to the post..great find

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    3. 8:03 pm
      Did you say Mayo is Dead
      When did this happen
      1st im hearing about this
      Please fill us/me in

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  7. So this means CIA and DEA agencies should be desmanteled for their incompetence!

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  8. El chapo always was below El Azul..just like pablo escobar was below fabio ochoa..you can say the same about el mencho,taking orders from a shadow leader..the real top leaders are never known to the general public..

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    1. You are so right about Don Fabio. He was above pablo

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    2. Yeah right. That’s why he has been the only real capo who manage to scape out of prison twice. While other capos and sons of capos are doing time in jails all over the place.

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    3. And u know this how? Cause of BB or the news? These guys are part leaders,that bullshit that chapo was not the leader is bullshit,ofcourse he wasnt leader,he was co leader!

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    4. No mames pinche deep state hahaha

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  9. El mayo is the man. Chapo always feared and respected el mayo zambada. The best that ever done it in mexico. Vicente carrillo leyva is free today. Good for him.

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    1. 1:55 and if they catch El Mayate it will be another higher boss untouchable and unmentionable, more powerful and invincible, that outta the question...
      --Tell you what, release El Chapo, quick, and there's nothing happened here ever...

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  10. Flores twins have evidence to discredit that. Along with la barbie and the the fckin youtube video of chapo elaberating about how big of a dealer he is

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    1. Flores twins were so low on the totem pole that’s ridiculous. They were nothing more than high paid distributors.

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    2. Flores twins are rats. They would have said whatever to save their ass.

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    3. Rich rats.

      E42

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    4. YOU ALL ARE CRAZY CHAPO WAS THE BOSS OF ALL BOSSES HE TRICKED everyone TO TRY TO UNITE ALSO HE HAS BEEN A RAT SINCE 1994 TELLING USA 🇺🇸 EVERYTHING BUT THEY RAN OUT OF PEOPLE AND CHAPO
      STARTED GETTING REAL BOLD SO EL MENCHO WAS BEING PREPPED IN A US PRISON BUT HIM ALSO BECAUSE DEFIANT NEXT UP EL AZUL... WHILE HERE IN USA THEY GET RICHER AND RICHER ****** FAMILY THEY HAVE RAN IT SINCE ESCOBAR VERY SECRETLY NO ONE EVEN KNOWS BUT THEY LAUGHING AT MEXICANS THINKING THEY RUNNING IT WHEN THEY DONT BUYING ALL THOSE CARS AND EXPENSIVE CLOTHES TIGERS PLANES AND SO ON LMAOOOOO STUPIDS

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    5. @7:22PM I am guessing that you are a new reader because we have asked repeatedly in the past for readers not to post their comments in all caps. Please honor our request in the future.

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  11. So then who was “the premier leader”?

    Are they arguing there wasn’t one?

    I kind of agree with the statement that he wasn’t the “Jefe De Jefes” of CDS, but was the leader/boss of his own group....

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  12. It's true chapo is a nobody compared to mencho

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    1. Mencho slapped chapos son

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    2. El Mencho needs to sit on the seat for atleast a decade more to get his spot on the narco MT. Rushmore

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    3. What about Arellano Felix? Do they have a reserved spot on Mt.Rushmore?

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    4. Mencho got slapped by el Mayo Zambada

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    5. Just like in The Godfather chapós son gets hit like micheal corleone but they get the last laugh those people don’t live nomore

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  13. Government has or defense claims the government has?

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    1. it helps if you read the document then you will know the answer is HAS

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    2. Big difference there mr 446

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    3. Chivis 4:46 wanted to know if the government has or the DEFENSE claims government has. Either or it's obv HAS

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  14. Chapo was just a presta nombre like AFO, Carrillo, etc for the real leaders who since Corro then Labastida have been the five year rotating jefes; and who is now Coppell. Los Pinos, militar, ex-politicians, current políticos and the largest family businesses in Mexico are the true board of directors who always escape justice just as Salinas, Rhon and many others have. The USA knows 100% that Chapo, Mencho, Mayo, etc are just presta nombres and operación jefes. We see what happened when los Zetas do not wish to answer to the powers of both Mexico and USA. This is all theater where the media reads and writes the scripts and the poor and middle people pay the price of admission in both USA and Mexico.

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    1. my mom just went to culiacan and everyone knows whos got the power its well known a couple months ago some jrs got picked up and tortured because they stole someones jeep if you know who i mean.

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    2. Don't know about presta nombres. More like the brand, the logo of a company, the spoke person. Then behind lies a whole bunch of politicians in México and the U.S taking a lil to wet their beak.

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    3. @2:07 and who is it supposed to be with the power?

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    4. El Mayo whos setting up his son el mAyito flaco and nephews on how to keep things running .El azuls family Carillo fuentes, Beltran leyva family all have earned there spot

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  15. El Chapo was just the face but El Mayo has more juice than Chapo.. El Mayo has been known to be the real boss

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    1. exactly what has been said on BB for a long while

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    2. El Mayate may not be that big, Vicente Zambada Niebla can't be part of a prisoner exchange.
      He is a pawn on the US like El menchito in mexico,
      The CIA HOLDS THE TRUTHS CLOSE IN THE CLOSET AND THAT'S WHAT, but big bankers do not sweat at all, all the money always ends there in their vaults...

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    3. Wow ! I feel enlightened . You mean Mayo is really the bad guy and chapo was just hanging around people that were bad influences ? The jury should consider that . Maybe Chapo should only get half as many life sentences as Mayo should .

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    4. Keep telling yourself that. The Guzman family are the ones who started the narco war on all the other fronts.
      Someone under orders would not take that chance.
      La Barbie said it before that everything started because of Chapo Guzman. Los Beltrán Leyva went after Chapo Guzman and after Nacho Coronel. Los Zetas were attacking Chapós people. And it was the same thing with La Línea and Cardenas Guillen.

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    5. Mencho is the real boss,was him and cuinis but cuinis are almost extinct! There aint PRI,no CIA bullshit! Chapo was protected to a certain point

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    6. 7:15. Lol! Yeah just like people like you said “Zetas were the real boss” and they never had a biz of more than 10 million a month in drug trade. The only, only, only people that last anytime in this business are not only pawns, but pawns working for the right “legitimate” power brokers. Look at how many years Wells Fargo goes without a bust for laundering and when they do NOT 1 person goes to jail.
      Look at how many years the Iran Contra Coke bridge went unimpeded - and then even crazier how many years later it took for the story to be considered valid. Raul Salinas and the power elite in Mexico so led away more money than these bandwagon cheerleaders say “are the new Chapo” yada yada hada!
      And it’s fact (although not widely reported) that the USA biggest “allies” against Escobar and Cali were also making more than the Zetas, LFM, Mencho did in a lifetime added together.
      For 30 years there’s been an air bridge from Venezuela to Honduras moving 500kg per single and 800kg per multi engine plane and nobody in Mexico (that you’ve heard of Can touch that).

      But that is why it works. Ill educated and not well read or connected masses of people like you believe the hype. And that’s fine with the rest of us; and me too as a beneficiary of Banamex’s decades long and unhindered laundering biz.

      Go read your debate and believe your bunk because it serves the business well.

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    7. Chema please go back to your cheerleader days and leave this narco news for those who really know about it. Mencho became a leader only after Nacho was killed and also because he is related to the Valencia family.

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    8. Anonymous - "El Chapo was just the face but El Mayo has more juice than Chapo.. El Mayo has been known to be the real boss"
      Chivis -"exactly what has been said on BB for a long while"

      Chivis I'm disappointed to hear this response from you, because of the exchange we had 2 years ago, to remind you the exchange is below

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      Me-"Hi Chivis I will really like to get your take on this.

      I'm personally sick and tired of articles by so called "experts" saying that El Chapo Guzman was just the "face" of Sinaloa Cartel and that the "brain" of the Sinaloa Cartel is El Mayo Zambada.
      I'm sorry but I think this is completely false, El Chapo along with El Mayo and other leaders when they were alive like Nacho, Azul & Barbas were all the brains and powers behind the Sinaloa cartel. People needto remember that the leaders of the Sinaloa cartel run independent cartels that share resources or collaborate under the CDS banner.
      I'm reading articles in the US where journalists are saying that Mexican officials told them that El Mayo is the leader and "brains" and he gave up El Chapo up who is the "face" because he met Kate Del Castillo.
      Also Anabel Hernandez book "Narcoland" has a aub-chapter titled "El Mayo the Mightiest" they claim that El Mayo was the leader and that he was pulling the strings of El Chapo.
      My take is that this is not true and that El Chapo has always been just as powerful as El Mayo(if not more so because he seems to be more charismatic El Mayo, his charisma is one main reason he was able to persuade his way out of prison).
      So what is your "expert" opinion Chivis, was El Chapo always just the face of the Sinaloa cartel while EL Mayo was the "real leader" or "brains" behind the CDS. Let's not forget if I am not mistaken it was Chapo and Guero Palma that founded the CDS, Mayo came later.

      I will like to get your take Chivis"

      Chivis- "I think Mayo and Chapo were equal but are in charge of different elements of the cartel. Like Lazca and Z40. I never bought into the Mayo is king and chapo the face. Made no sense. El Padrino gave Chapo and Guero Palma equal control of the cartel. So Chapo always had top billing from that point on. It is doubtful that he would bring anyone in to have more power than himself.

      Burn the book."

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      So which is it Chivis? On one hand you're refuting the claim that El Mayo was the boss, higher than Chapo, now in the comment above on this page you're affirming it. Which is it? you can't have it both way, make up your mind. I believe Chapo and Mayo were equals for the last time what is your take, you can't have it both ways.

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    9. "A lot of people have said this", yet 120,000 murders in the last 5 years and this conspiracy has no answers, suggestion of who is incontrol. Are all Mexicans unable to pinpoint the leader of a cartel.

      Come on theorist, you guys probably have some blonde white German in Idaho as the Cartel leader.

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    10. Comprehension is key in communication.... What i wrote is a. this is the evidence of the gov supported by cooperative witnesses.

      b. that many readers over the years have claimed chapo was not top leader that mayo is.

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    11. Okay, thanks for the clarification Chivis, I thought you were confirming this narrative rather you're just saying other people on this site have this over the years, got it.

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  16. #FREECHAPO...No. 1 political prisoner in the US...Let him go back to raising cattle and sheep...

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    1. And selling oranges

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    2. 5:28 No sheep, people talk too much...

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    3. Hes not a cowboy , he is a farmer. El señor siembra maíz y frijol. Ni pa vacas le alcanzaba al pobre. :(

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    4. Free El Chapo

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  17. It really don't matter what rung of the ladder chapo stood on . He was a boss of any sort , he will get life . He is just a low ranking member that can get tunneled out of the most secure prison in mexico . This shit was so dramatic and huge , it was way bigger than the fiction Hollywood had ever produced in a jail break . It was almost unrealistic . Yea right Chapo was a light weight .

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  18. it does not matter who was bigger chapo or mayo, they are both drug king pins pins and are both eligible for life in prison with out a doubt.

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  19. Some times with all the respect I think nacho coronel was more powerful than a lot people though I mean that guy was a capo.. very low profile

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    1. @June 27, 2018 at 6:39 PM Back in 2011-2012, I was moving from Puerto Vallarta to Manzanillo. I got a taxi to take me to the bus stop. On the way there the dude got a call for some coke, he asked me if it was cool with me if he picked up for this client. I was chill and just told him "as long as you think you can get me there before my bus leaves".... anyway longer than necessary story short. He told me that the "valencias" wanted the plaza or were asking for the Jalisco plaza and since they were the best smugglers for "Chapo".....well look how things have played out.
      -kao

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  20. I've been saying this for a while, there's old ranchers in Sinaloa that have much more money and power that chapos that nobody has ever heard of. I agree mayo is the top dog but there's a lot of powerful shadow traffickers

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  21. When mayo spit and slapped the Michoacáno mencho so he will let the chapitos free that's where I knew El mayo was the real deal and use mr.guzman. Has a a face to his business now that mencho came up in power mayo again is letting him take all heat while low profile he makes money and lives like a Sinaloense King

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  22. I wonder why would they go James Bond and tunnel him out of max security if he was not a top narcotic leader within CDS. They never freed El Padrino.

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    1. That speaks volumes of mayos power! He helped Chapo escape something that miguel angel couldn't do. The real padrino is from El Alamo

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  23. So what does this mean?? LoL
    Bad example from the u.s system to the drug lords that are free

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  24. We all knew Mayo was the shot caller. But what about mayos boss?

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  25. god bless joaquin archivaldo guzman loera.

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  26. If this is true, it must mean one thing, Chapo Snitched!

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  27. There’s families richer than The Chapos in Sinaloa.

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    1. The Guzman’s?

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    2. Yup, unknown families that hold a lot of dough and clout that don't have one single corrido

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  28. Chapo's just the 'fall guy' and Mencho will be too.My belief anyway.

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  29. "government has evidence" yeh no shit sherlock! you BETTER have evidence with someone with this much power and money.

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  30. Chapo snitching again lol he's just trying to get a lesser sentence, nice try. Happens alo t when heads of a criminal group say they are not the bosses

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  31. Chapito started pointing fingers!!!

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  32. Mis respetos para El SR Mayo y El SR Azul los patrones del Narco.

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  33. I feel so sorry for him. They are saying he is a presta nombre ja ja

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  34. Chapo was involved in a lot of crime, overwhelming evidence. Some of you are dreaming he be set free.

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  35. Funny how when they are caught with their pants down they changed their theory... what ever happend with him saying that he was the #1 drug lord on the his interview... and all those corridos say he is the #1... WHAT ELSE CAN HE SAY... I WOULD DO THE SAME DENY EVERYTHING.... HE HAS NO OTHER OPTION

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    1. Yes now Chapo cries, he left in the cold cell, no one to talk too, no one to snitch, but just stich.

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  36. I'm the boss of the Sinaloa Cartel.

    -El Pecos Negro

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    1. Prove it, let me hold sum.

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  37. Everybody knows that the twins Chapos wife had are El Mayos daughters

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    1. Dude keep watching your novela El Señor de los Cielos

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  38. El Chapo has always been a leader. He has always been the one fighting other criminal enterprises.

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  39. El Padrino tiene un cerebro muy respetado por todo los mafiosos en el mundo. Se ha dicho que tiene un sexto sentido muy desarrollado.

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    1. Anyone who's in the mafia and wants to be successful (as successfull as u can b in that biz) should follow mayo steps

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  40. Mayo is the real deal, he gave protection to Chapo when he escaped from prison, if Chapo was the leader why need Mayos protection? Hell, Mayo even introduced the Arellanos to cocaine business, that alone should be enough proof of Mayos power.

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    1. It was either mayo or amado that got them into the coke biz they were heavily into heroin from Thailand b4 that

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  41. Chapo snitched

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    1. yes Chapo snitched..

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    2. Mayo is the biggest Snitch. He hasn’t been caught. 🤔

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  42. The true boss and King of all the Mafia in Mexico was La SeÑora de los lentes. Who was Calderon. The Prez. That was the real boss. And then it was EPN. But he decided to help Mencho and company.

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  43. Everyone answers to someone, even Whatever front man you want to name. The real bosses are in offices wearing suits and enjoying the spoils of others pain. If you look back at The Godfather of trafficking and how he got started and his connections your answer is right there. Everyone after him was just a poor kid trying to change the fate of his family.

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  44. Chapo got caught speeding and the debate is if was going a 100mph or 105mph?

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  45. Unless they prove beyond doubt that he's been picking vegetables in a field for thirty years, hes screwed!
    Mn

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    1. It's not the job of Chapo or his attorneys to prove anything. They exist to ensure his rights are not violated at trial, and to highlight any doubt or inconsistencies with the prosecution.

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  46. After reading this article I will suggest for Chapo to be released. I thInk he is innocent.

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  47. All of B.B. staff and commentators really don’t know nothing the Sinaloa Cartel was a federation at its peak with Chapo Mayo Azul and Nacho as it’s leaders they all had the same amount of power and say and respected each other people acting like one was on top of the other and if that was the case it was chapo since he was the head of the federation just cuz the man is locked up rn mayo is semi retired and all day to day buisness is handled by flaco same goes for chapós faction the reigns got handed over his sons

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    1. 107 your full of it, BB has gotten many great articles. Your grammar usage can be upgraded. Just because they write the truth, you don't have to cry like a baby.

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  48. His corrido he had done by his good friend pepe ontiveros say 🎶el azul del cielo lo proteje, Mayos el mas peligroso🎶 etc etc

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  49. Negotiating his comfort in prison.
    What is the sole function of Chapo’s trial lawyer.

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  50. READERS:

    I took down the document filing, also my upload of same on my Scribd page. If you were following what one of you posted on comments you can figure why it was necessary. The document is now sealed and not for public viewing.

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    1. Chivis - what happened? Why retract the document and the comment from the person who posted the bullet points? Can you elaborate?

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    2. the court has removed the document from public access. I decided to follow its lead. However I will post the government evidence listed in the statement tomorrow, but not the entire document.

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    3. Interesting! So they’re saying mayo is the head but now want to retract that from public ? I don’t get it! Lookin fwd to toe update!!

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