Daily Mail NY judge delays 'El Chapo' hearing A New York judge has delayed for almost a month the hearing of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, one of the world's most notorious criminals.
Guzman's attorney Eduardo Balarezo had wanted Judge Brian Cogan to push back the hearing to April. But Cogan of his own accord already delayed it from January 19 to February 15.
Balarezo said he needs more time to address the 290,000 pages of documents and thousands of other documents in the case.
The 60-year-old kingpin, accused of running one of the world's biggest drug empires, has been held in solitary confinement since being extradited on January 19.
Guzman -- who twice escaped from prison in Mexico -- is accused of running the Sinaloa cartel, one of the world's biggest drug empires.
He is facing 17 charges, and if convicted, he is likely to spend the rest of his life in a maximum security US prison.
lets make this clear, the judge did not want to answer balarezo request so he is delaying it until 2 months before trial. balarezo wrote me about this yesterday. naturally the chapo team is very upset. and the amt of discovery is 2 times what this post says
The way I see it.... the more people that don't like me, the less people I have to please
What’s a fair trial for Chapo? Reality is a bitch, but he knew this already. The defense is surpassing the expectation for pro bono.
Chivis have you asked why the attorney has taken on the case? It’s clearly a terrible case and at his level is losing money (in the short term). Is this all for publicity or hoping to cash in when it’s all said and done? Seriously, he can spare us the to kill a mockingbird speech, what’s real deal?