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Why "El Chapo's" Lawyer Wants a New Trial

"I will defend Mr. Guzmán until the end." Joining Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's defense team at his sensational New York trial was one of her first experiences as a lawyer. Now, she wants her client back in court.

A sit down with Mariel Colón

Mariel Colón was a lawyer on the team that defended notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán during his trial in New York City. Being part of Guzman’s defense team was one of her first experiences as a lawyer. Guzman’s family had previously balked at having to pay for his defense, which they considered a losing proposition, according to a report in Mexico’s El Universal newspaper, but changed their mind after Guzman’s plea to them in court. One of Team El Chapo’s tasks was to ask a judge to allow him to get a hug from his wife, whom he has not seen in two years according to the NY Post.

“Everyone has already heard about “El Chapo" Guzmán. Obviously, every member of the jury knew who Mr. “El Chapo" Guzmán was and knew things that weren’t exactly flattering about Mr. Guzmán. So, not just for me but for the entire defense team, I think that made it much more difficult because from the very beginning, and in the minds of everyone around the world, Mr. Guzmán wasn’t innocent. When people think about “El Chapo” Guzmán, I mean, they’re afraid. They think of him as a monster and that it's obviously what makes it a difficult case.”

While the appeals process goes on, Guzman has been transferred to the “Supermax” prison in Florence, Colorado — known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies.” He was extradited to Mexico two years ago on suspicion that he imported chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine. In 2007, police in Mexico confiscated more than $205 million in cash from his palatial home in Mexico City along with a cache of automatic weapons. As part of its case against Guzman, prosecutors have said they will try to seize an estimated $14 billion in profits from his sale of drugs.

Brut.

08/13/2019 10:19 AM
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34 comments

  • Brut
    08/13/2019 13:27

    Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for a slew of drug trafficking crimes spanning almost three decades. This is the story of the world's most notorious drug lord.

  • Connie C.
    08/13/2019 14:01

    I am sure she has gotten paid well to represent this criminal. Move on. Let her rant elsewhere. No one cares about him, only that he is in prison where he belongs.

  • Adav Z.
    08/13/2019 14:45

    This is even lower than "Now This" lol

  • Gualberto C.
    08/13/2019 15:51

    Puedo preguntas cuanto es de sus honorarios hasta el momento.......cuanto le a costado usted como abogada para el señor guzman .......y despues de la respuesta podemos platicar de donde saca el dinero para pagarle un sugeto que se dedica a vender naranjas

  • Dharam B.
    08/15/2019 02:27

    Money n fame..the other way

  • Mhamed B.
    08/15/2019 14:38

    He's still guilty though 😅

  • Ruby Y.
    08/15/2019 15:37

    Every person has the right to prove its innocent even after verdict. New Lawyers like her wants celebrated cases to win the case needed for her to be known in her league of Defense Lawyers.

  • Naseer A.
    08/15/2019 16:45

    Thank you VIP💘🌷👈✔ naseer Ahmad bazi paksen ok

  • Mayerlin M.
    08/15/2019 20:14

    Y como se come eso ?? Como le explicas a las familias que perdieron a sus seres queridos que nunca mas volveran a verlos por culpa de este tipo ,todas las vidas inocentes que arrastra el mundo que mueve este tipo de persona quien los defiende a ellos el mundo al reves .!!!

  • Dolores B.
    08/15/2019 20:44

    Pena de muerte ya por gente como está la delincuencia organizada traspaso frontera junto al terrorismo tráfico lavado de dinero trata de personas ECT ECT ECT ECT ECT

  • Dolores B.
    08/15/2019 20:46

    Un prisionero de este calibre de donde saca plata para pagarle a esta defensora y asta esbirros sicarios le paga pa que le den protección ?????

  • Angela B.
    08/16/2019 00:50

    El señor Guzman fue justo con sus victimas, con la vida de niños que dañaron sus vidas a causa de la intoxicacion por los chocolates blanco que trafico.

  • Thomas J.
    08/16/2019 16:13

    No Mas! No Mas!

  • Luis G.
    08/16/2019 16:24

    Cuanta Gente disfruto y gozo verlas asecinadas por sus sucarios. Ahora es un Santo. Como dijo pablo Escobar. Mejor es una tumba en Colombia que una carcel en Los estados unidos.

  • Louie A.
    08/17/2019 04:37

    Yes you will not that's millions of dollars right? But you'll not succeed

  • Mirza T.
    08/18/2019 07:41

    Spanish is sweet language

  • Abdul H.
    08/18/2019 17:38

    Nice Hy

  • Maria E.
    08/19/2019 00:37

    Estupida.todo narco asesino deberia morir.el es un monstruo y claro como les paga muy bien....el es maravillosa persona ? Por favor. Que negocion ! Ponerte a hablar de tu cliente....mediocre.

  • M.M. G.
    08/19/2019 16:06

    I like her attitude.

  • George L.
    08/20/2019 01:57

    Viva Guzman...