Convicted drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman seeks new trial
FILE PHOTO: Recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted by soldiers at the hangar belonging to the office of the Attorney General in Mexico City, Mexico January 8, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo
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NEWYORK (Reuters) – Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, convicted last month of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States, on Tuesday asked a U.S. judge for a new trial.
In a filing with the federal court in New York, Guzman’s lawyers said they believed that juror misconduct deprived their client of his constitutional right to a fair trial.
(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)