“El Chapo” Guzmán is serving a life sentence in the US. | Photo: Getty Images.
The lawyers of “Chapo” Guzmán decided to appeal this appeal after the US government freed General Salvador Cienfuegos from his positions. | With information from La Opinion.
This Friday, the lawyers of the “Chapo” Guzmán They announced that they will send a letter to Trump to ask you to send your client back to Mexico. If you do not agree, they will file a lawsuit against you.
The former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel (CDS) will send this request to United States’s president because they believe that their client did not have a fair trial.
Therefore, they say, their stay in the Supermax maximum security jail in Florence, Colorado, It is illegal.
The team of defenders of “Chapo” decided to appeal to this resource after the american government will release Salvador Cienfuegos.
Now, lawyers hope the Trump administration will treat him the same way. Joaquin Guzman so you can have another trial in Mexico.
In case the US president does not agree, William Purpura, one of “Chapo’s” lawyers, said they will sue him and his entire government for damages on January 21.
The situation of “Chapo” in the United States
Currently, Joaquín Guzmán is fulfilling a life imprisonment for trafficking hundreds of tons of drugs to the US.
However, in September, his lawyers filed an appeal seeking to reverse this conviction.
In it, they argue that there were irregularities in the trial of “Chapo.” This, because one of the jurors disseminated information about the case with the press and in social networks, which is prohibited.
In addition, the appeal also indicates that the drug lord could not collaborate in his defense before and after the trial because he has been in asylum since he was extradited to the United States.
Although attorneys have been optimistic about what can be accomplished with this appeal, the process can take 2-5 years to resolve.
With information from La Opinion.