El Chapo’s Trial Post/Updates

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Mica
-Excerpt from another phone call that was played today in court. El Chapo is speaking with an unidentified woman, discussing plans to ship meth and cocaine from LA to the Midwest, specifically Ohio.

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-Chapo orders his enforcer Cholo Iván not to beat up cops. Cholo responds, "Well, you taught us to be a wolf, acting like a wolf… that is how I like to do it."

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-The money shot of Chapo
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-El Chapo watchers take note:
There is now an argument brewing in court papers over whether a pending witness, Alex Cifuentes, a Colombian from a sprawling drug trafficking family, will be able to testify about how his older brother, Pacho, bribed a DEA agent and worked w/the CIA.

-Almost no evidence about corrupt American officials has been allowed at the trial.
Alex's information is allegedly second-hand but if it gets in, it would be the first time the jury heard that US law enforcement and intelligence operatives were complicit in the drug trade.
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Oh that's too funny Mica that the lights went out and someone shouted 'He's gone'!!So true to life too.I will bet even Chapo laughed and everybody for sure looked to see if Chapo was still there!Thanks for your very hard work keeping us all updated with 'The Trial of the Century'!
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-The government weighed in last night on the fast-approaching issue of whether Alex Cifuentes should be able to testify about his brother allegedly bribing a DEA agent with a box of cash and about working with the CIA.

-Prosecutors say Alex never really knew what was in the box or if its recipient was actually a DEA agent.

-They accused the defense of trying "to confuse the issue and invite the jury to make unwarranted and unsupported assumptions about U.S. law enforcement."

***MICA* It's a valid argument if the defense is questioning if Chapo could fit into size 9 sneakers.  Bottom line is it will likely not be allowed and documented for appeal bait.

-They called Alex's contemplated testimony about his brother buying planes from the CIA and working with the agency "rumored but unsubstantiated."

-The brother, Pacho, had supposedly worked as a pilot for the infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar...
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-Expecting more testimony this morning from an FBI agent about Chapo's encrypted phone network.

-More than likely, the Colombian CW Christian will follow.  Today a big focus will continue around the encrypted, yet compromised network that Chapo used for conducting business.
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-Here is the letter from Chapo's lawyers originated Alex Cifuentes, about bribes his brother Pacho paid to a suspected DEA agent in Colombia. Alex also had reason to believe Pacho was working with the CIA.






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-Here's a transcript from one of the phone calls we heard yesterday in which Chapo warns his enforcer Cholo Iván "don't shoot whoever sells cocaine.









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-Day 26 is set to start
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*****If you have been keeping up and read the transcripts of some calls from yesterday.  Cholo is begging Chapo for money, saying he has no money for gas, people need medical care, etc...

*****I found this interesting.  Did anyone else?
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*****I did not understand the value in the servers being moved from Canada (from testimony yesterday)

*****As it turns out, The Dutch Police intercepted the telephone calls at the request of the FBI because the privacy laws in Holland are less strict than those of US or Canada
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-Christain, the Colombian IT guy who helped the FBI crack El Chapo's encrypted comms network.

-He also helped the feds tap the kingpin's texts with his wife, Emma, taking us deep into the intimacies (and crimes) of their marriage.

-Some incredible testimony just now. Prosecutor and FBI agent read through a series of text messages between El Chapo and his wife Emma Coronel. They discussed weapons, plastic surgery, getting him black mustache dye, and much more.

-Chapo looked pissed.
-Emma sat stone-faced.

-The texts are mind-boggling.
One moment, the couple is cooing over how cute their twin daughters are and talking about Emma's enchiladas, the next their talking about whether Chapo's soldiers were slaughtered in a gunfight.

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-The feds were able to obtain all of these messages because Chapo had secretly installed commercial spyware called FlexiSpy on his wife's encrypted Blackberry.

****ONLY because of Chapo having FlexiSpy on his wife's encrypted Blackberry.

-We see texts from the aftermath of Chapo's escape from a police raid in Los Cabos in 2012.

-He describes how he saw the cops pounding the door of a nearby house and was able to jump out the window just in time.

-Emma: "Oh love, that's horrible,"

-Having left everything behind in the panicked escape, Chapo then asks Emma to send him what he needs: sweats, underwear, some shirts & shoes, shampoo, aftershave and, yes, black mustache dye.
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-Even Emma’s father got in on the text messages with Chapo by using Emma’s phone … evidence that ties her father to the Sinaloa cartel.

-The only thing more astonishing than these marital messages is how the government got them.


-Turns out, Chapo was using Flexi-spy spyware to monitor Emma's phone.

-The IT guy installed it.

-He told the FBI.

-The FBI subpoenaed Flexi-Spy.

-Poof.

-Chapo's texts w/his wife.
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-The messages between Chapo and his wife had real Bonnie and Clyde vibe.

-In one exchange, Emma tells Chapo she's expecting a police raid at her house.

-Chapo: "Do you have a gun?"

-Emma: "Yes, I have one of yours."

-Chapo: "Put it in the hidden compartment, darling."
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-Emma remained (for the most part) stone-faced as the text messages and letters between her and her husband, were read aloud in court.

-Chapo turned to her in concern at one point, and she appeared slightly uncomfortable, touching her face often.

-But there's more.

-Chapo wasn't only spying on Emma's phone.

-He had two side chicks (who look exactly like her by the way) and he was spying on their phones too.

-So guess what the FBI got their hands on?

-That's where we're headed after this quick break, it seems.

-El Chapo in a text message to his wife about one of his young daughters, named Maria Joaquina (after him) and referred to here as Kiki: “Our Kiki is fearless. I gave her an AK47 so she can hang with me.”
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-To recap:
The FBI, in league with Chapo's IT guy, used his own lust and sexual paranoia against him in order to collect the most private communications one could imagine.
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-In another exchange, Emma hands the phone over to her dad so he and Chapo can talk business.

-Chapo warns him not to communicate by radio when discussing a drug shipment because he's been warned by Mexican authorities that US  Border Patrol is listening in.
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-Emma, the wife, was so knee deep in Chapo's business that she would often hand her phone to her father who was one of Chapo's lieutenants.

-Chapo and the father used Emma's phones to plan major-league drug deals.
Un. Be. Lievable.
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