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El Chapo

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman ran a drug trafficking operation in Mexico known as the Sinaloa cartel. He was first arrested in 1993, but escaped from prison in 2001 while serving a 20 year sentence. He eluded authorities for many years until he was captured again in 2014. He found a way out through an underground tunnel in July 2015. Guzman was known to fancy prostitutes and gave them cell phones. The DEA and Mexican authorities used the signal to track him. In hopes of luring actress Kate del Castillo into bed, he granted her and actor Sean Penn an exclusive interview for “Rolling Stone” magazine in October 2015. El Chapo was caught once again in January 2016 during a shootout with Mexican naval forces. Penn denies having anything to do with his capture, insisting they met months before in a different location than where he was found. Guzman was extradited to the United States in January 2017. He will go to trial in April 2018 on 17 counts including drug trafficking, murder, and kidnapping charges. Guzman married Californian born former beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro on her 18th birthday. He already had two wives he was not divorced from. He and Emma have twin daughters, Maria Joaquina and Emali Guadalupe, who were born in the United States. He has a total of 19 children with at least six other women.

Mexican Drug Lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Loera Found Guilty on All Counts

El Chapo
Guilty on All Counts!!! El Locked Up for Life

11:35 AM PT -- The sketch artist in the courtroom caught the moment El Chapo and his wife exchanged thumbs-up after the verdict was announced. Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo'… READ MORE >

El Chapo Courthouse Cops Ran Active Shooter Drill to Prep for Trial, Verdict

El Chapo
Cops Prepped for Verdict With Active Shooter Drill

When drug kingpin El Chapo's verdict comes down, law enforcement at the courthouse will be ready for the worst case scenario after running drills for an active shooter crisis ... TMZ has… READ MORE >

- 104 days ago
Ex-Mexico Prez Vicente Fox says El Chapo Should Get Conjugal Visits

Vicente Fox on El Chapo
Yes to Conjugal Visits But ...

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox says even criminals have needs ... so he's down for El Chapo to get down in prison so long as he remains there. Forever. We got Fox at… READ MORE >

- 174 days ago
Judge Denies El Chapo's Request to Hug His Wife in Court

El Chapo
No Hugs from Wife ... Judge Denies Request

El Chapo will not get to embrace his wife in the courtroom when his trial begins next week -- the judge denied his request. According to docs, the judge said, "The Court is sympathetic to the… READ MORE >

- 199 days ago
El Chapo Asks Judge for Permission to Hug His Wife During Trial

El Chapo
Please Judge ... Let Me Hug My Wife During My Trial

El Chapo has a simple request for the judge in his drug trial ... he wants to hug his wife in the courtroom. Chapo's lawyers just filed legal docs asking the judge to allow him to embrace his… READ MORE >

- 200 days ago
El Chapo Prosecutors File Motion to Keep Sean Penn Interview Out of Trial

El Chapo Prosecutors
Keep Penn's Article Out of Trial ... Most of it, Anyway

Sean Penn's interview with El Chapo could be key to the prosecution's case against the drug lord, but only a select few parts. The U.S. Attorney's Office filed a motion asking the judge to… READ MORE >

- 411 days ago
DMX Back in Jail and Eating Healthy, Maybe

Sucks to Be Back in Jail But At Least I'm Eating Good!!!

DMX has one good thing going for him behind bars -- the menu is loaded with options ... sweet, filling and healthy ... ish. Federal law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... DMX is now at the… READ MORE >

- 480 days ago
Shemar Moore Says He'd Go to Jail Before Serving on El Chapo's Jury

Shemar Moore
I'd Rather be in Jail Than on El Chapo's Jury!!!

Shemar Moore's not about to mess with a dude like El Chapo ... which is why he'd rather sit behind bars for a while than be a juror on the drug lord's criminal case. The "Criminal Minds" and… READ MORE >

- 483 days ago
El Chapo Says He Won't Kill Jurors So Don't Sequester Them

El Chapo
I Won't Kill My Jurors ... I Promise

El Chapo says he'll be gentle as a lamb with jurors in his criminal case, so it's totally unnecessary to sequester the panel. Chapo's lawyers filed legal docs, objecting to the federal… READ MORE >

- 487 days ago
Meek Mill & Martin Shkreli's Xmas Celebration Behind Bars

Meek Mill, Martin Shkreli
Xmas Behind Bars Ain't So Bad For Us Worse 4 El Chapo, Abby Lee

Meek Mill might be behind bars, but that doesn't mean he can't buy himself awesome Christmas gifts from his commissary, and same goes Martin Shkreli, but not so much El Chapo and Abby Lee… READ MORE >

- 517 days ago
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