Guzman faced a drumbeat of drug-trafficking and conspiracy convictions that could put the 61-year-old escape artist behind bars for decades in a maximum-security U.S. prison selected to thwart another one of the breakouts that embarrassed his native country.
New York jurors whose identities were kept secret reached a verdict after deliberating six days in the expansive case, sorting through what authorities called an "avalanche" of evidence gathered since the late 1980s that Guzman and his murderous Sinaloa drug cartel made billions in profits by smuggling tons of cocaine, heroin, meth and marijuana into the U.S.
Evidence showed drugs poured into the U.S. through secret tunnels or hidden in tanker trucks, concealed in the undercarriage of passenger cars and packed in rail cars passing through legitimate points of entry — suggesting that a border wall wouldn't be much of a worry
Wednesdays at the Square announces lineup for 2019
The lineup is:
March 20: Big Sam’s Funky Nation with RumpleSTEELskin
March 27: Flow Tribe with Robin Barnes
April 3: Irma Thomas with Johnny Sansone
April 10: Eric Lindell with Deltaphonic
April 17: Kermit Ruffins with Space & Harmony
April 24: Marc Broussard with The Iceman Special
May 1: Deacon John with Trumpet Mafia
May 8: Cyril Neville’s Swampfunk with Miss Mojo
May 15: Kristin Diable & The City with The Quickening
May 22: Mia Borders and co-headliner Billy Iuso