According to the Associated Press, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is demanding a retrial after consulting along with his protection group. Eduardo Balarezo has taken up a talking function amongst the entrusted members of the protection group, by submitting an enchantment – forcing U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan to reexamine the final conduct of court-appointed jury assembled for the El Chapo trial.
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The court docket enchantment follows information story obtained by VICE News, inserting 5 members of the grand jury underneath suspicion for studying “prejudicial studies” that fell outdoors the bounds of the authorized proceedings. Judge Brian Cogan is believed to have repeatedly reminded the jurors to keep away from studying concerning the case of their spare time, so as to forestall them from impairing their judgment or their objectivity.
“It’s clear we’ve got to get them again into court docket and get some solutions about some huge misconduct,” El Chapo’s lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman advised the AP this previous week. “We hope it’ll result in Joaquin Guzman getting the honest trial that he deserves.”
El Chapo’s attorneys are holding out for Judge Brian Cogan to “quiz” every juror individually so as “to find out the extent of the misconduct.” The concern of misconduct will invariably have little impact on the demonization of the ex-Sinaloa Cartel kingpin. It does, nonetheless, level to an extremely porous margin of error in America’s nominal court docket system. At least one of many accused jurors is believed to have “researched” a urgent level throughout the trial on their smartphone.