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Jury Reaches Verdict in El Chapo Trial

Jury Reaches Verdict in El Chapo Trial

Jurors agreed with prosecutors that he amassed huge wealth and power leading 'the world's largest and most prolific drug trafficking organization.' They heard blood-curdling evidence about how El Chapo once beat and shot a worker who defected to a rival cartelk, before burying him alive.

El Chapo, the notorious Mexican drug lord, has been found guilty on drug trafficking charges at his New York City trial and will now spend the rest of his life in a United States prison.

The trial testimony lasted almost three months and the jurors have were tasked with deciding on 10 separate counts. He will spend the rest of life in prison now that he has been convicted.

After being escorted off the plane at MacArthur Airport on Long Island in shackles, Guzman, 61, then sat in a chair in a hangar surrounded by U.S. federal agents looking stunned and scared for his life - and appeared to wipe a tear from his eyes.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, at federal court in Brooklyn.

One of the trial's most memorable pieces of evidence came from El Chapo's mistress Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez, who testified she was in bed in a safe house with an on-the-run Guzman in 2014 when Mexican marines started breaking down his door.

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One of the world's most notorious drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, is on trial in NY and a star witness just revealed a lot about Chapo's Canadian operation. He did not try to deny his crimes, but instead had his lawyers argue he was merely a fall guy for corrupt government officials guilty of far worse wrongdoing that him.

Guzman's wife left the courthouse without speaking to reporters.

Estimates of how much money Guzman made from drugs vary.

Outside the court, U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue called it a "day of reckoning", promising the government would continue to root out cartel-related drug-running and corruption. In 2009, Forbes Magazine put him on its list of the world's richest people, with an estimated $1 billion. Colombian trafficker Alex Cifuentes caused a stir by testifying that former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto took a $100-million bribe from Guzman.

He was seized again in 2014, but pulled off his best known escape the following year when he disappeared into a tunnel dug into his cell in a maximum security prison.

This came after his second, short-lived escape from prison. Cogan said it made him "very proud to be an American". He was finally recaptured in January 2016 following a shootout in Sinaloa.

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