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El Chapo’s lawyers want four more months to prepare for trial


All EL Chapo wants for Christmas is the gift of time — to prepare for his trial.


Lawyers for the Mexican drug lord filed papers in Brooklyn Federal Court on Sunday asking to delay the start of his massive trial until August or September.


As it stands now, Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman is looking at an April trial date to face a mountain of drug-related charges that could put him away for life if convicted.

El Chapo’s attorney Eduardo Balarezo claimed in a court filing he needs four more months to adequately prepare for the trial.

(New York Daily News)


But the spring is too soon for proper preparation, given the reams of case evidence and restrictive jail conditions, defense lawyer Eduardo Balarezo claimed in his court filing,


Prosecutors have previously said Guzman’s trial could take three to four months. Guzman’s next due back in court in January.

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