‘El Chapo’ Guzman Convicted on All Counts, Faces Life in Prison

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During the verdict, Guzman, whose nickname "El Chapo" means "shorty", appeared emotionless, according to reports.

Murderous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appeared scared and teary after arriving in NY under ultra-heavy federal guard in January 2017 to face charges, according to video released by the feds Tuesday.

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 will spend the rest of life in prison now that he has been convicted.

Guzman leaned back in his chair Tuesday to catch the eye of his wife, who gave him a subtle thumbs-up, when the jury was discharged from a federal courthouse in Brooklyn.

Mexican-born El Chapo, 61, showed no emotion as the verdicts were read out, but smiled at 29 year-old wife Emma Coronel Aispuro wife who put her hand on his heart.

The most detailed evidence against Guzman came from more than a dozen former associates who struck deals to cooperate with United States prosecutors. The drug dealer, whose real name is Joaquin Guzman, was convicted on all 10 counts that were presented to the jury.

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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. In 2009, Forbes Magazine put him on its list of the world's richest people, with an estimated $1 billion.

The most shocking allegation came from Guzman's former top aide Alex Cifuentes, who accused former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto of taking a $100 million bribe from Guzman. The same day, he grinned broadly at audience member Alejandro Edda, the Mexican actor who plays Guzman in the Netflix drama "Narcos".

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.

Despite his ties to government officials, Guzman often lived on the run.

Guzman listened to a drumbeat of guilty verdicts on drug and conspiracy charges that could put the 61-year-old escape artist behind bars for decades in a maximum-security USA prison selected to thwart another one of the breakouts that made him a folk hero in his native country.

This came after his second, short-lived escape from prison. He was finally recaptured in January 2016 following a shootout in Sinaloa.

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