Sinaloa cartel chief and vaunted Mexican kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is currently languishing in a prison near Ciudad Juarez in northern Mexico, surrounded by nearly 700 guards, police, and soldiers.
But on both sides of the border, authorities are preparing for Guzmán to be shipped north to face trial in a US court, which many suspect will be in Brooklyn, New York.
The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, based in downtown Brooklyn, is one of seven US District Courts with indictments pending against Guzmán. The US attorney in Miami recently joined the Brooklyn court’s case as a special counsel.
The Mexican government has already approved extradition requests from District Courts in Southern California and Western Texas, but where Guzmán faces trial — and he may face proceedings in multiple district courts — will be decided by the US Department of Justice. – READ MORE