-Other times the texts show that Chapo just needed his wife to bring him new clothes and shoes … and mustache dye.
-When discussing “renaming” their daughters so they could put a house in their real names, they considered dubbing Maria Joaquina “Carla” and Emali “Emalina.”
-“And how are the sales going?” Chapo texted his lover, Agustina Cabanillas Acosta, who went by the name “Fierra.” “Oh?” she replied. “Like busy bees, non-stop, love.”
-The FBI got both I.T. guy Cristian Rodriguez and a woman named Andrea Velez to cooperate … in exchange for $460,000 and $290,000, respectively. The payments were for services and expenses entailed while cooperating.
-The government kept getting objections sustained during cross-examination.
*****The judge then makes a ruling on whether the objection is "sustained" (the judge agrees with the objection and disallows the question, testimony, or evidence) or "overruled" (the judge disagrees with the objection and allows the question, testimony, or evidence).
-That led to several sidebar conversations, presumably to discuss what could and couldn't be asked.
-More than a dozen objections and 6 sidebars in roughly 30 minutes of cross.
-Cristian eventually became an informant and gave the FBI access to Chapo's FlexiSpy accounts, allowing the feds to see all of the messages he'd been sending to people in his network. It seems Chapo's jealousy and paranoia is what ultimately led to his downfall.
-The government's witness, Christian Rodriguez, said he held meetings with Colombian capo Jorge Cifuentes in 2008 in Ecuador, who hired him to install an instant messaging system for his cartel.
-The system was installed for 100 users with a VPN. Cifuentes was so satisfied with the service that he recommended it to # Chapo . Jorge Cifuentes' brother, Alex Cifuentes, worked with Guzmán in the mountains of Culiacán and was in charge of contacting him so that
****The VPN is how Chapo was allowed to connect via wifi and communicate on the system
-'I went to Mexico because I had special technological needs.'
*****VOIP is much more common now, but 10 years ago his skills were much more rare, especially in Mexico.
-Here's the corroborating info used by the FBI to confirm that Chapo was the one sending messages to Emma Coronel and his mistresses under the name "J." It includes more than we ever needed to know about him, like pants size.