Tuesday 4 October 2022

Is ‘El Chapo’ Ready to Plead Guilty?

Paying the bills

Latest

Black jaguar is captured by camera traps in the Cordillera de Talamanca

QCOSTARICA - A jaguar with melanism (an increase of...

Border crossing with Panama restored, but trade conflict continues

QCOSTARICA - The temporary blockade that a group of...

Costa Rica begins with vaccination against Covid-19 in children

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)...

The Best Online Casinos You Can Use Anywhere In The World

There’s nothing worse than having a winning streak on...

Business sector call for declaration of national emergency due to poor road conditions

QCOSTARICA - The Unión Costarricense de Cámaras y Asociaciones...

Heavy rains caused landslides and road closures

QCOSTARICA - The heavy rains on Monday caused landslides,...

Tourism dynamism does not reach all small businesses

QCOSTARICA - It is estimated that, by the end...

Dollar Exchange

¢625.74 Buy

¢631.33 Sell

04 October 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills

Share

1153278_1280x720

Q24N – Joaquin Guzman, alias “El Chapo,” the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, is reportedly willing to agree to a plea deal for drug trafficking charges in the United States, if the prosecution agrees to not send him to a maximum security prison.

In an interview with Univision published February 6, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s attorney, José Refugio Rodriguez, said that El Chapo is “willing to accept his culpability for the charges that the United States seeks.” Guzman was recently arrested by Mexican authorities after escaping prison for a second time.

- Advertisement -

Rodriguez also stated that he would ask the prosecution that his client not be “held in a maximum-security prison where he would not have contact with other inmates or where he would not see the light of the sun for more than an hour a day.”

According to Business Insider, Rodriguez may be referring to ADX Florence, the maximum security prison also known as the “Alcatraz of the Rockies,” where the former leader of the Gulf Cartel, Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, is currently serving a 25-year sentence.

El Chapo Guzman lawyer trial plead case. www.businessinsider.com
El Chapo Guzman lawyer trial plead case. Businessinsider.com

Rodriguez may be attempting to pull a sympathy card in favor of El Chapo. After discussing the conditions he would ask for in the deal, Rodriguez later admitted that the US hasn’t even addressed the “possibility of negotiations.”

Moreover, US prosecutors presumably already have a very strong case built up against El Chapo, given his involvement in drug trafficking since the 1980s. Chapo’s so-called “willingness” to accept the charges against him will not be the determining factor in whether or not he is extradited to the US.

The bigger influencing factor is the Mexican government’s willingness to assist in the extradition process. President Enrique Peña Nieto said last month that Mexico is seeking to extradite El Chapo “as soon as possible.”

The US would be more likely to agree to some sort of a deal if El Chapo agreed to testify about the Sinaloa Cartel’s expansive criminal network. Since his capture last month, Mexican officials have been pressuring Guzman to give up corrupt government figures that have assisted the Sinaloa Cartel, which is considered one of the largest and most powerful drug trafficking organizations in the world.

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Black jaguar is captured by camera traps in the Cordillera de Talamanca

QCOSTARICA - A jaguar with melanism (an increase of dark pigment...

Border crossing with Panama restored, but trade conflict continues

QCOSTARICA - The temporary blockade that a group of carriers at...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.