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El Chapo's Lawyers Concerned by Juror Misconduct Allegations

VICE News published an interview with a juror who said at least five other members at Joaquin Guzman's trial had followed news coverage of the proceedings

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    El Chapo Found Guilty on All Counts

    Notorious Mexican druglord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been found guilty on all counts in his federal drug trial. Gus Rosendale reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019)

    El Chapo's lawyers are raising concerns of potential juror misconduct after a member of the jury told a news website that several jurors viewed media coverage of the Mexican drug lord's trial against a judge's orders.

    VICE News published an interview Wednesday with a juror who said at least five other members at Joaquin Guzman's trial had followed news coverage of the proceedings, including potentially prejudicial material made public before deliberations.

    Defense attorney Eduardo Balarezo said the issues raised in the article "are deeply concerning and distressing" and, if true, "make it clear that Joaquin did not get a fair trial."

    Balarezo's statement didn't make clear whether Guzman's lawyers would seek a new trial.

    ‘El Chapo’ Found Guilty on 10 Counts

    [NATL] ‘El Chapo’ Found Guilty on 10 Counts

    Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was found guilty on all 10 counts in a New York courtroom Tuesday, following a three-month trial

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019)

    Guzman was convicted Feb. 12 on charges that could put him behind bars for decades.

    Prosecutors declined comment.