U.S. judge rejects ‘El Chapo’ request for better jail conditions

FILE PHOTO: Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is shown shortly after extraditon in New York, U.S., January 19, 2017, in this booking photo released February 12, 2019. U.S. Department of Justice/Handout via REUTERS

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge has rejected Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s request for better conditions at the Manhattan jail where the convicted Mexican drug lord awaits sentencing, after prosecutors said the request might be part of an effort to escape. U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan said on Monday he would not second-guess the […]

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