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EL CHAPO Sentenced: Convicted On These 10 Counts

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, 61, was convicted of 10 counts in February.

The drug lord who once headed a criminal enterprise that spanned continents and triggered waves of bloodshed throughout his native Mexico.


Here’s the full list of the counts for which he was convicted:


  1. Engaging in a Continuing Criminal Enterprise

  2. International Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Marijuana Manufacture and Distribution Conspiracy

  3. Cocaine Importation Conspiracy

  4. Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

  5. International Distribution of Cocaine

  6. International Distribution of Cocaine

  7. International Distribution of Cocaine

  8. International Distribution of Cocaine

  9. Use of Firearms

  10. Conspiracy to Launder Narcotics Proceeds


El Chapo: “There was no justice here”

Before he was sentenced Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman spoke in court to say the trial was unfair.

“There was no justice here,” he told the court room in Spanish, which was reiterated through an English interpreter

El Chapo spoke about the anonymous juror who spoke to Vice Media about alleged juror misconduct.

“You didn’t want to bring the jury back,” he said. “You allege that the action of the jury was not important because there was a lot of evidence against me.”

“Why did we go to trial?” he added. “Why not sentence me the first day? The jury was not necessary then.”

El Chapo, wearing a gray suit and dark tie, spoke for about 10 minutes. He also complained about the conditions of his incarceration in New York.

“It’s been torture, the most inhumane situation I have lived in my entire life,” he said of his incarceration.

He added: “It has been physical, emotional and mental torture.”

He also thanked his family and friends and supporters.

El Chapo sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years.

Read More: CNN

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