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El Chapo found guilty

Jurors in federal court in Brooklyn convicted Joaquin Guzman, "El Chapo", the 61-year-old head of the Sinaloa Cartel, on all 10 counts brought by USA prosecutors.

The identities of jurors were kept for their safety and to try and stop the Mexican drug lord, real name Joaquin Guzman, from getting his cronies to sway the verdict with bribes or threats. The 66-year-old's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, was among those in the courtroom on Tuesday to see his fate sealed.

Over the course of two and a half months, a jury of eight women and four men in Brooklyn federal court heard testimony about unspeakable torture and ghastly murders, epic corruption at almost every level of Mexico's government, narco-mistresses and naked subterranean escapes, gold-plated AK-47s and monogrammed, diamond-encrusted pistols.

He faces up to life in prison, and his sentencing date is June 25.

In the trial, which has lasted several months, prosecutors used more than 50 witnesses to detail Guzman's involvement in making billions of dollars distributing drugs in the U.S.

Read the full report at the New York Post.

Guzman's lawyers did not deny the defendant's charges but argued that he was the victim of government witnesses who were worse than he was.

The cartel leader escaped prison twice in Mexico before being sent to the United States to stand trial.

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In a statement after the verdict, lawyers for El Chapo said they were "obviously disappointed" but respectful of the jury's decision.

Guzman's wife left the courthouse without speaking to reporters.

Jurors have reached a verdict in the case of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, the Mexican druglord accused of carrying out a sprawling criminal enterprise as chief of the Sinaloa cartel.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected past year after promising a change to the deadly military-led war against drug gangs, suggesting a negotiated peace and amnesty for non-violent drug dealers, traffickers and farmers.

The worldwide notoriety of Guzman was boosted by two escapes from Mexican custody, one in 2001 and another one in 2015 - through a 1.5km underground tunnel large enough to ride a motorcycle. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was elected a year ago after promising a change, suggesting a negotiated peace and amnesty for non-violent drug dealers, traffickers and farmers.

The prosecution's case against Guzman, a roughly 5½-foot figure whose nickname translates to "Shorty", included the testimony of former associates and other witnesses.

The drug lord, 61, faced charges of running a large-scale drug operation as the head of the Sinaloa drug cartel.

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