Sunday, September 3, 2017

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Hires John Gotti Jr. Lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has retained high-profile lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman who helped John Gotti Jr. avoid prison in 2005.

Guzman is currently jailed at the Metropolitan Correctional Center's Special Housing Unit in New York while awaiting a federal trial for a slew of criminal charges related to his time as the former leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel.
At its peak the Sinaloa cartel was responsible for up to half of the illegal drugs coming into the United States. Guzman could be jailed for life. A trial date is April 2018. The federal indictment charging Guzman seeks forfeiture of $14 billion in drug money, but Mexico said that U.S. authorities have not found "even one dollar" of those funds.
Lichtman is best known for helping represent John A. Gotti, the son of Gambino family crime boss John Gotti, in a case that ended with an acquittal of a $25 million securities fraud charge and a deadlocked jury on each of the remaining charges against him.

A hollywood film about John Gotti 'The Life and Death of John Gotti', starring John Travolta started filming July 25th.