‘El Chapo’ Sentenced To Life In Prison + 30 Yrs
EL CHAPO SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON PLUS 30 YEARS, ORDERED TO PAY $12.6 BILLION
(CNN) – Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman will spend the rest of his life in prison.
On Wednesday, a judge handed down a life sentence plus 30 years in Colorado’s Supermax prison.
Guzman was also ordered to hand over $12.6 billion in forfeiture.
The 62-year-old was convicted in April on 10 counts, including drug trafficking and criminal enterprise charges extending into the United States.
Witnesses in his trial also said he was involved in several murders.
Guzman has been in custody in isolation for two-and-a-half years after being captured following two prison escapes in Mexico.
The prison where he’s expected to spend the rest of his life is the country’s most secure federal prison; officials claim escape isn’t even possible.
Guzman spoke out in court Wednesday saying there was no justice.
He may file an appeal to the sentence but his attorney Mariel Colon said if he does, it’s unlikely that he’ll appear in court again.
That means Wednesday could be the last time the public will see the notorious drug lord.