Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has been found guilty on all 10 charges by the Brooklyn federal jury. El Chapo was extradited to the U.S. after sitting cross-legged more than a year in his native Mexico – at which point authorities were more than happy to absolve themselves of any responsibility. America’s “incorruptible” justice system would handle things from there on out, as the Sinaloa steam engine looks to have reconsolidated its ranks with or without El Chapo at the helm.
According to CNN: US District Judge Brian Cogan confirmed the verdicts with each of the eight women and four men on the jury, telling them later their conduct on the panel “made me very proud to be an American.”
El Chapo’s prosecutors bring out guns and kingpin’s own words in closing argumentsAfter the jury left the room, Guzman waved and smiled at his wife, Emma Coronel, a former beauty queen and courtroom regular who smiled back and touched her hand to her heart. “Good, thank you,” she said when asked how she felt after the verdict.