“The Short One,” or El Chapo, is facing a long prison sentence after a New York jury on Tuesday convicted him of drug trafficking.
Joaquin Guzman Loera, El Chapo’s his birth name, faces life behind bars after the jury issued 10 guilty verdicts on all 10 counts of a federal indictment, capping off a three-month trial. He is scheduled for sentencing June 15th.
The New York Times reported El Chapo seemed stunned by the verdict even though during the trial 56 witnesses, including 14 members of his own gang, testified against him. His lawyers promised to appeal his sentence.
Guzman earned a mind-boggling $14 billion from his drug enterprise. More than 1,000 people were murdered during his reign of terror.
The 61-year-old El Chapo got his nickname from his height. He is 5’6” tall. He is taller than Pedro Escobar, Colombia’s drug boss, who was 5’5.”
Although El Chapo is behind bars, no one believes that the flow of drugs to this country will be slowed or stopped.