El Chapo Requests To Drop Lead Attorney

EL CHAPO REQUESTS TO DROP HIS LEAD ATTORNEY

(CNN) – The lead attorney for drug lord “El Chapo” is out.

A judge approved the request to remove Eduardo Balarezo.

He served as El Chapo’s lead attorney during his nearly three-month long trial.

Balarezo says it was a mutual decision.

Guzman, once the leader of a murderous drug cartel in Mexico, was convicted in February of running a continuing criminal enterprise and other drug-related charges.

He’s expected to be sentenced on June 25 but Guzman’s attorneys are asking a judge to grant them a new trial because of what they call juror misconduct.

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