Joaquin Guzman Loera, one of Latin America’s most brutal criminals, was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday in the Federal District Court in Brooklyn. Guzman, more commonly known as El Chapo, lead Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel. He was extradited to the U.S in 2017 and convicted by a federal court last February. He was found guilty on ten counts, including narcotics trafficking and using a firearm in drug deals.
Was the trial fair? Guzman’s defense attorney doesn’t think so. Everyone who decided the fate of El Chapo was kept anonymous for their protection, yet allegations of jury misconduct have circulated following the trial.