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Appeals Court Upholds El Chapo’s Conviction

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A three-judge panel on the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera.

A three-judge panel on the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera. The panel rejected Guzmán’s legal team’s claims of juror misconduct, derived from a Vice News Media report featuring comments from the jurors. Guzmán’s attorney Marc Fernich argued that the jurors actively sought out news and information on Guzmán from news reports, which contained allegations barred from the 2018-2019 trial.

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