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.