‘Chapo’ Guzmán with no way out: Judge refuses to annul the drug trafficker’s sentence

He Judge Brian Cogan has denied the request Joaquin the Chapo Guzman of annul his sentence life imprisonment, for allegedly citing jury malpractice and harsh prison conditions.

According to the drug trafficker’s defense, the Chapo He was tried for a different crime for which he was extradited. Furthermore, the jury that found him guilty supposedly malpracticed the law. In a report from the magazine Vice It was reported that five of the citizens in charge of prosecuting Chapo ignored Judge Cogan’s order not to follow the case in the media.

Since last year, the former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel has tried to annul the trial, in which he was sentenced to life in prison. ADX Florence maximum security prison. Then a United States appeals court ratified the criminal leader’s life sentence.

Guzmán Loera was extradited to the United States in 2017. A year earlier he had been recaptured in Los Mochis, Sinaloa.

He Chapo He escaped from prison twice: the first in 2001, from the Puente Grande high-security prison, in Jalisco and the second in 2015, when he left the Altiplano through a 1,500-meter tunnel that connected from his cell to a house.