Crime El Chapo wants case dismissed, alleging bogus extradition

18:41  04 august  2017
18:41  04 august  2017 Source:   New York Daily News

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Jailed Mexican drug czar Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman, a two-time escape artist from prisons south of the border, wants his case tossed — claiming he was improperly extradited to Brooklyn, according to court papers filed Thursday.

Guzman’s lawyers claim the Mexican government initially only agreed to transport the diminutive drug kingpin to Texas or California,

His defense team wants Brooklyn Federal Court Justice Brian Cogan to toss the massive indictment, against Guzman — claiming it violates the extradition treaty between the U.S. and Mexico.

The legal team has repeatedly clashed with Brooklyn federal prosecutors over the Sinaloa cartel leader’s digs at the Manhattan Correctional Complex and whether he should be taken out of solitary confinement.

His trial is slated for April.

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The reputed Mexican drug kingpin may be worth as much as $14 billion, but the issue of payment could be crucial to his case and any asset forfeitures.Jeffrey Lichtman, a New York-based criminal defense attorney who has represented clients like the son of convicted mob kingpin John Gotti, announced last week that Guzman had retained his services. Guzman has also signed on Eduardo Balarezo, who has represented other drug traffickers, including Alfredo Beltran Leyva, a one-time ally of Guzman in Sinaloa, their home state in Mexico. Two other attorneys, one of whom helped Lichtman on the Gotti case, have been brought on as well.

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