By Nick Baum
WEDNESDAY – 2/13/19
Joaquin Guzmán, more known by his nickname “El Chapo”, has been found guilty on all ten counts and will be sentenced to spending the rest of his life in prison. Guzmán, who was the head of the Sinaloa cartel, the largest drug cartel in the world spanning continents and killing hundreds in the process, will be sentenced on June 25.
Meanwhile, his drug cartel operations will be unaffected, as the days leading up to his arrest saw him minimally involved in the matters. The trials, which have taken place for almost three months, saw many witnesses, both enemies and allies of Guzmán, recount his stories and crimes of drugs, weapons, and corruption in the Mexican government.
Defense Attorney Eduardo Balarezo said that he was “disappointed” at the decision of the judge, but he respected it. Another lawyer of Guzmán said that he was in a good mood after the trial. Multiple witnesses said that Guzmán smiled when walking past his wife, putting his hand on her heart. The same lawyer overheard Guzmán that he was “hopeful” about his sentencing later this year.
Sources and Pictures: CNN, Wikipedia, FiveThirtyEight