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Mexican drug lord El Chapo sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years

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A federal judge sentenced Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to life in prison plus 30 years, according to the US Attorneys for the Eastern District of New York.

The Court also ordered “El Chapo” to pay $12.6 Billion in forfeiture.

Restitution will be determined later.

Before today’s sentencing, attorney Mariel Colon — who has visited Guzman regularly in prison before, during and after his trial — said she is optimistic about his chances on appeal.

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

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

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

  • Engaging in a Continuing Criminal Enterprise
  • International Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Marijuana Manufacture and Distribution Conspiracy
  • Cocaine Importation Conspiracy
  • Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy
  • International Distribution of Cocaine
  • International Distribution of Cocaine
  • International Distribution of Cocaine
  • International Distribution of Cocaine
  • Use of Firearms
  • Conspiracy to Launder Narcotics Proceeds



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