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El Chapo wants new trial, hearing to probe jury misconduct

 

February 22, 2019



NEW YORK (AP) — The defense team for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Friday it will seek a new trial for the notorious drug lord in light of "misconduct" on the part of several jurors who allegedly followed media accounts of the case against the instructions of a federal judge.

Defense attorney Eduardo Balarezo said in a court filing he intends to ask U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan to conduct an evidentiary hearing "to determine the extent of the misconduct."

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn declined to comment.

Guzman was convicted last week of murder conspiracy and drug-traffickin...



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