A judge has Joaquin & # 39; El Chapo & # 39; Guzman's request to cuddle his beauty queen-wife to court is denied, when the infamous Mexican drug lord's trial begins in New York next week
A judge has Joaquin & # 39; El Chapo & # 39; Guzman's request to cuddle his beauty queen-wife in court is denied when his lawsuit starts next week in New York.
The defense team of El Chapo filed a letter asking the infamous Mexican drug lord to give Emma Emmaus Aispuro a brief, temporary greeting with perhaps an embrace before the opening statements on Tuesday.
The lawyers said that it is a humanitarian gesture & # 39; would be for the man who has been associated with nearly three dozen murders.
El Chapo was held in solitary confinement since he was extradited to the US in January 2017, escaping twice from prisons in Mexico.
Judge Brian Cogan praised it & # 39; exemplary & # 39; behavior of the 61-year-old both in court and in prison, and said he & # 39; considerable grace under pressure & # 39; while being subjected to the strictest safety initiatives for prisoners in the US.
However, Cogan concluded that the request was "in violation of all & # 39; security procedures and therefore can not be honored.
The defense team of El Chapo filed a letter requesting the prisoner to allow wife Emma Coronel Aispuro (photo) a short, temporary greeting with perhaps an embrace. prior to the opening statements on Tuesday. El Chapo, 61, is banned to communicate with the 29-year-old mother of the twins of the bunch since his extradition to the US in January 2017
& # 39; The Court is open to the request, & # 39; Cogan wrote in an order in which the request was rejected. As counselors point out, the behavior of the defendant during what is certainly a difficult procedure and conditions for confinement for him has been exemplary, and he has shown considerable grace under pressure.
& # 39; Nevertheless, after extensive consultation with the American Marshals Service on the petitioner's request, the District Court has denied it.
& # 39; The Marshals have stressed that joining the request would violate all security procedures that have been set up. & # 39;
Judge Brian Cogan (photo) denied Thursday the request of El Chapo to write that the prisoner during his two years solitary confinement & # 39; exemplary behavior & # 39; has shown that the embrace would violate the necessary security procedures.
In the nearly two years since his extradition, El Chapo has been banned from communicating with or having physical contact with Aispuro, the 29-year-old mother of their two seven-year-old girls.
His lawyers wrote in the request for contact: It is known that solitary confinement has a negative effect on a person's mental health.
& # 39; The only human contact that Guzman has had since his extradition was with prison staff when placing and removing his fetters, and a quick handshake from his lawyers when he went to court.
However, Cogan noted that those restrictions were tailored to the legitimate objectives of the government to prevent [the defendant] of coordinating an escape from prison or directing an attack on individuals who may cooperate with the government as witnesses.
The judgment of the judge continued: & # 39; This is especially true on the eve of the trial, when the reality of the potential liability of the defendant is faced when he is convicted and his motivation to escape or witnesses threatens particularly strong can be. & # 39;
El Chapo is charged with 17 counts of drug trafficking and running a criminal company known as the Sinaloa cartel, one of Mexico's most violent and dangerous organized crime syndicates. He has not pleaded guilty.
If convicted, he will probably spend the rest of his life behind bars in a maximum security US prison.
The defenders of El Chapo noted that he had not had any contact with Aispuro (see photo on the right with their two children in February) during the two years that he is in solitary confinement
The lawyers of the defense, Eduardo Balarezo and William Purpura (on Monday in the American District Court in Brooklyn), wrote in the request: It is known that solitary confinement has a negative effect on the mental health of a person & # 39 ;
While the kingpin is waiting in a prison in New York for a lawsuit, Aispuro has lived the life of luxury.
The former Mexican beauty queen regularly shows her glamorous life in photos posted on her social media account.
Over the last few months, the 29-year-old photo of herself has been sharing in a bikini on the beach, the sun sucked into Los Cabos and her Prada wallets shown.
The mother of the two also made the headlines in September after publishing an extensive birthday party with Barbie as the theme for the 7-year-old daughters Emaly and Maria.
Some Mexicans reacted furiously after the news of the exuberant birthday party arose and accused Aispuro of blood money & # 39; to use the drug empire of her 61-year-old husband.
Aispuro, who married El Chapo in 2007, is of American nationality. Their daughters were born in America, but live in the home state Sinaloa of their father.
This year, the whole family attended El Chapo's various lawsuits in New York.
While El Chapo is awaiting trial in a prison in New York, Aispuro lives the life of luxury
The former Mexican beauty queen regularly shows her glamorous life in photos posted on her social media account
The mother of the two also made the headlines in September after throwing an extensive birthday party with Barbie as the theme for the 7-year-old daughters Emaly and Maria
A jury of seven women and five men was selected Wednesday for the El Chapo process. They remain anonymous.
The selection comes after Cogan was forced to dismiss everyone from a Michael Jackson impersonator to a man who often orders the "El Chapo" sandwich at his local deli.
A potential juror was fired after he asked a court security officer to help him get the signature of El Chapo.
When he was questioned on Tuesday, the man confessed to the courtroom: "I'm a bit of a fan."
The comment led to a smile from El Chapo. His lawyers tried to keep him, but the judge rejected him.
Cogan was also forced to dismiss five people who said they would be afraid of their safety if they were selected.
Among them was a young woman who & # 39; fiercely & # 39; in the hall she was crying and said that her mother had told her that they should buy a new house.
When the judge read her comments, El Chapo laughed.
Armed police are Monday outside the US District Court on the first day of the jury selection
Others were fired for watching the Netflix series Narcos, which describes the life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.
Some were fired because they said they had heard about the Netflix documentary that reportedly led to the imprisonment of El Chapo.
The courthouse was surrounded by security at high level on Tuesday, while the selection was continued.
The lawyers at El Chapo want to dispel the idea that he is a violent criminal and say that all added security around the courthouse and trial do nothing to help his reputation.
"He is currently a mythical figure", said his lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman Monday.
& # 39; And if you read the many books written about him, even by the agents in the case, they even discuss it – they do not know what was real and what was not real. & # 39;
The judge has ruled that the jury may be isolated for part of the trial This is expected to take four months.
The American arrondissementsrechtbank in Brooklyn this week was severely secured during the selection of the jury