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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

A US Court Of Appeals Refuses To Annul Judgment Against Narco Trafficler Guzmán Loera

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat

Previously, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán had expressed feeling confident of the appeal filed by his lawyers in the United States.

An American Court of Appeals failed on Tuesday against Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, who had asked to cancel the sentence that was imposed in 2019 for drug trafficking and once again be sentenced. 

The Court of Appeals of the Second Circuit of New York issued a decision of more than 40 pages in which it confirmed that Guzmán's trial was carried out with "diligence and equity" and that therefore the conviction was affirmed.

At a hearing in October, Guzmán's lawyers said it should be annulled because members of the jury read press items that caused them prejudice to Guzmán. They also said that the judgment to Guzmán, held in Brooklyn at the end of 2018 and early 2019, was not fair because the confinement to which "El Chapo" was subjected in jail prevented him from working effectively with his lawyers in preparation of his defense

In this Stock Photo of February 22, 2014, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán is escorted to a helicopter handcuffed by Mexican Marines in Mexico City. 

Lawyer Marc Fernich asked for a new trial before a board of three judges of the Court of Appeals.

Guzmán, the ex leader for the Cartel de Sinaloa, was declared guilty of criminal association to traffic drugs at the end of the trial and later sentenced to life imprisonment. He enjoyed an almost mythical fame after escape from jail twice in Mexico, the second through an open tunnel in his prison bathroom . He was recaptured, extradited to the United States in 2017 and subjected to solitary confinement.

Currently "El Chapo" is located at the ADX Florence Colorado prison, known as the most hellish of the entire federal system in the United States, conditions in which qualified inmates are found as the most dangerous in the country.

In this photo on January 19, 2017 provided by the Administration for the Control of Drugs of the United States, the authorities escort Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, to the center, from an airplane to a caravan of SUV trucks at the Long Island airport MacArthur in New York.

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  1. Sorry but he locked up already, no early release, no more Mercy on this man, leave him alone por favor.

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