El Chapo’s Trial Post/Updates

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Mica
I wish there was a single one.  I am having to find these all over the internet, google images or twitter.

deelucky1 wrote
mica whats the source code for the govt exhibit pics ?
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-The mountain camps were simple from the outside, humble casitas made of pine, a barracks for the gunmen.

-Chapo's house had a satellite connection, a full range of appliances, a plasma-screen TV.
****Yes, plama because this was 2007.

-This is all per Alex Cifuentes who lived w/him in the mountains from 2007 to the end of 2013, serving as Chapo's chief secretary.

-All of Chapo’s men wore military gear in the mountains so that they would not be viewed from above by helicopters.
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-Alex described the security set up in the mtountains.

-"The most important thing in the mountains was security,"

-There were three rings of gunmen.

-One near the house, one patrolling the small mountains roads, and an external ring that watched airstrips and the main roads leading in the area for the military, which the guards called Los Verdes.
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-On Chapo’s birthday in 2008 he received: a camouflage Hummer inscribed with his initials and birth date, some 6-tired Juarez-branded motorcycles and a white armored pickup truck from a lieutenant  (Damaso
 El Lic)who seven years earlier had helped him escape from a Mexican jail in a laundry cart.

-Alex said Chapo had at least seven hideouts in the mountains around of Culiacán. They were all similar: Simple huts with tinted windows, with electricity powered by generators. They had plasma screen TVs, refrigerators, washer-dryers, and other conveniences.

-Once, Alex Cifuentes tried to wear regular clothes, but he said: "They told me to change because that would be noticeable from above."

-Just before the morning break, Alex started to testify about a movie project that Chapo started working on in 2007.

-This seems to be a different venture than the Kate del Castillo/Sean Penn project.
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-Alex Cifuentes lived and worked with Chapo in the mountains, giving us great insight into how they lived in hiding. Chapo employed seven maids (who came to clean on a rotating basis and were expected to stay shush-shush) as well as seven secretaries who kept meticulous notes.
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-Alex said he was present when Chapo celebrated his birthday on April 4, 2008. He received several gifts, including a white armored pickup truck from Damaso Lopez, a camouflage Hummer from his sons, plus an ATV and watches. The armored vehicles cost around $150K each.

-Alex said Chapo kept around 50 staff members at the mountain hideouts. That included bodyguards, maids, personal secretaries, "and whichever girlfriend or female was with Don Joaquin."

-The guards received a salary of 20,000 pesos (around $2,000) every 20 days. They were stationed in rings, with the "internal ring" close the perimeter of Chapo's house, the "middle ring" guarding the landing strips and nearby roads, and the "external ring" watching other roads.

-Alex said Chapo always wore camo fatigues, like everyone else in the mountains. Chapo would carry a camo AR-15 equipped with a 40mm grenade launcher, along with his diamond-encrusted .38 Super pistol.
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-Alex said Chapo had "hundreds" of employees, including marijuana and poppy farmers, pilots, messengers, bodyguards, gunmen, drivers, merchandise crossers, sellers, and drug suppliers.

-He also confirmed Chapo's birthday, which has always been somewhat of a mystery -- some say it's Christmas Day, others believe it's April 4.
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voice over ip in the mountains i can imagine the clear signal on that.
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-Alex also told a story about a bodyguard named Memín who was sent to Honduras to build an airstrip.

-The bodyguard used some of the money to buy a Mercedes so Chapo ordered him to be beaten.

-"The guys showed me a photo of Memín, he was wearing casts from the bottom up."
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-One of Chapo’s secretaries, however, bought a Mercedes with company money.

-When Menín was found out, he refused to meet with Alex Cifuentes to discuss the matter, instead saying he’d rather resign.

-Chapo ordered him beaten, and Alex recalled that he was covered in casts.
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Gerardo Garay Cadena of the Ministry of Public Security was jailed chapos compadre thats why he was in the mountains why do they make it seem like he lived up there???whats next he had a midget serving him drinks and lighting fireworks every step he took.
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-So the movie.

-Turns out Alex's first wife came up with an idea.

-The ex was upset that Chapo was in the news all the time but not profiting from his own story.

-The plan was to do a film so "he could make the money because the money was being made by all the papers." and Chapo was to direct.
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-Step 1
Writing a book, Alex said, or what industry people would call a "literary property."

-It appears Chapo and his family started generating content. A Colombian producer, Javier Rey was brought in.

-The film never got off the ground.

-Alex was arrested before it could be finished.

-But a book was apparently written.

-Alex said a draft was delivered to the secretary of Chapo's son, Ivan.

-A second draft made its way to "the lawyers," Alex said.
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-Alex Cifuentes testified that his ex-wife Angie had the idea of making a movie and writing a book about Chapo's life.

-They presented the idea to Chapo in 2007 and he loved it, asked to be the director.

-They hired a producer from Colombia and finished two drafts of the book.
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-Alex said Chapo sought out JAVIER ORLANDO REY RAMÍREZ, the Colombian film producer to make a film.
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-Alex: The military did harass Chapo in the mountains, especially when he went to war aginst BLO in 2008.

-Raids became more frequent.

-Chapo would change camps every 20 days then and hire new guards.

-The old guards didn't know where he was headed next.
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-Always cool, however, Chapo didn't freak out when the Army approached.

-He had a secretary who would warn him too early that troops were near.

-Chapo scolded him, saying he only needed a 5 minute lead to escape.

-"Even if I'm naked, I'll run away," Alex recalled Chapo saying.

-Alex said Christian would propose IT projects for the cartel and "Chapo would assign whatever budget was needed" to complete it quickly.

-Chapo spent "hundreds of thousands of dollars" on technology, including spyware that he had installed on the phones of his people close to him.
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-Alex said Chapo would use spyware to activate the mic on someone's phone without them knowing.
****Giving Rodriguez the IT witness credibility.

-Also had the ability to "extract images and files.… it was just like having a copy of the phone."

-Chapo put the spyware on phones of his chief of security, his wife, and mistresses.

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-Alex Cifuentes said that Chapo’s brothers, sons and nephews would visit him in the mountains and very rarely his wife, Emma.

-When she came, she’d cook one of his favorites: enchiladas suizas.
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-Just in case you don't know
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