El Chapo Demands Retrial After Learning Of “Jury Misconduct”
The court appeal follows news story obtained by VICE News, placing 5 members of the grand jury under suspicion for reading “prejudicial reports” that fell outside the bounds of the legal proceedings.
El Chapo’s attorneys are holding out for Judge Brian Cogan to “quiz” each juror individually in order “to determine the extent of the misconduct.” The issue of misconduct will invariably have little effect on the demonization of the ex-Sinaloa Cartel kingpin. It does, however, point to an incredibly porous margin of error in America’s nominal court system. At least one of the accused jurors is believed to have “researched” a pressing point during the trial on their smartphone.
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