El Chapo Is Sentenced to Life in Prison

  • Published on Jul 18, 2019
  • El Chapo is going away for life - and he’s not happy about it.
    The Sinaloa cartel boss, born Joaquín Guzmán-Loera, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole Wednesday. In a packed hearing in the same Brooklyn courtroom where he was convicted on a 10-count indictment earlier this year, the kingpin said his trial was unjust, pointing to allegations of juror misconduct reported by VICE News after his conviction.
    The hearing was almost certainly Chapo’s final moment in public, and he used it to speak his mind. Referring to the alleged misconduct, Chapo told the judge, speaking in Spanish through a translator: “In response, you decided to do nothing. You didn’t want to question not even one member one of the jury to determine if I received justice.”
    Chapo’s epic three-month trial ended February 12 with a unanimous guilty verdict and featured testimony from more than a dozen former high-ranking cartel members, but the 62-year-old drug lord decided not to take the stand in his own defense. His remarks Wednesday were the first time he has spoken at length since a videotaped interview with Rolling Stone in 2016. He appeared in court Wednesday sporting a tidy salt-and-pepper mustache, and he blew kisses to his wife in the courtroom gallery throughout the hearing.
    Judge Brian Cogan, who presided over Chapo’s trial, handed down the life sentence - plus 30 years to be served concurrently - which was mandatory under the law due to Chapo’s conviction for leading an organized crime group.
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  • VICE News
    VICE News  2 months ago +221

    In a packed hearing in the same Brooklyn courtroom where he was convicted on a 10-count indictment earlier this year, the kingpin said his trial was unjust, pointing to allegations of juror misconduct reported by VICE News after his conviction.
    NEXT: Watch The Raid The Led To El Chapo's Capture - bit.ly/2XMXcIz

    • iWrite Setroe
      iWrite Setroe Month ago

      Leave el cheapo alone man, we need economy boost and cocaine to bomb boosta mutha fucka I'll kill ya

    • hardcore hunter
      hardcore hunter Month ago +1

      Grand finale? LOL that's funny. This ain't Mexico. He's done for life now

    • Heraldo Medrano
      Heraldo Medrano Month ago +1

      I think he's most overrated drug dealer in history.

    • Bologna_Pogna
      Bologna_Pogna Month ago +1

      So, when you said "people more famous than El Chapo", none of those people you mentioned are as famous as El Chapo. You're VICE News, so you obviously have been around the world...This is a troll, right?

      JAY RIVERA Month ago +1

      Say what you want at this point now its on, believe me there will be a grand finale hang in there boss this one will be one for the books 😂 no ay pedo jefe hora si todos van a chingar a su madre

  • Flynn Stephenson
    Flynn Stephenson 15 hours ago

    Just wait, he will be waving goodbye before you know it 😁

  • Berry Niqqa
    Berry Niqqa 2 days ago

    Free my mansnhe ain’t do nothing wrong

  • GamerKid
    GamerKid 6 days ago +1

    Free El chapo😟😤😤😤😤

  • J H
    J H 9 days ago

    free el chapo

  • Windicator
    Windicator 13 days ago

    And then,he escapes agian

  • Too Much Sauce
    Too Much Sauce 18 days ago

    Don’t believe the hype. He not lock up he got way to much money and the government need him. El chapo is they cash cow

  • Nautybilal
    Nautybilal 18 days ago +2

    Imagine if this is all just made up and El Chapo paid US police to take him out of mexico and keep him safe in US from the gang members in mexico who he might have troubles with and were going to kill him

  • aryan
    aryan 25 days ago +1

    He would've been perfect for La casa de papel.

  • Yanki Green
    Yanki Green 26 days ago

    He'll escape again for sure,so let's talk about " Bablo Escobar might still be alive"

  • Alfa Romeo
    Alfa Romeo 28 days ago

    Don't worry his tunnel underground will be done soon.

  • Real-Talk
    Real-Talk Month ago +1

    All chapo has to do is name the us government officials who he works with !! All should be given life !! Chapo is only the weakest link his the man at the front who faces the public

  • Meme Support
    Meme Support Month ago

    Who is surprised by this

  • Sevanic
    Sevanic Month ago

    What if he dug tunnels on Minecraft?

  • Edwin Chae
    Edwin Chae Month ago

    This is more like ICE News

  • ryan reed
    ryan reed Month ago

    the US government doesn't like competition

  • Iraq
    Iraq Month ago

    Inhumane locking someone up 23 hours for only dealing drugs.
    I pray for you man 🙏🏿

  • Skyler Styles
    Skyler Styles Month ago

    If it was up to me,this would be locked up in area 51 😂😂😂😂😂

  • maria DVH
    maria DVH Month ago

    I don't think he will escape anymore.

  • Michael Michael
    Michael Michael Month ago +1

    If He escaped again go and locked him on the moon.

  • Osbaldo Bedoya
    Osbaldo Bedoya Month ago

    Free man with an apology from both the USA and Mexico! Case close....

  • Noodle_NZ
    Noodle_NZ Month ago

    get fucked el chapo

  • Lil Vomit
    Lil Vomit Month ago

    lol better watch out he be gonn before yall even know it

  • Jjhuivvv Yhgrrgghjrjjdkdkd770000976

    He’ll breakout again, maybe not in a month, 2 years, 5 years or 10 but he’ll breakout......

  • A-10 Warthog
    A-10 Warthog Month ago

    This guy is should have just called Lester.

  • Finzun
    Finzun Month ago

    This is bullshit

  • Luis Ramirez
    Luis Ramirez Month ago

    He might be unknown in the US because in México everone knows who he is

  • Mi Niplex143
    Mi Niplex143 Month ago

    How much you wanna bet that that money is going to go towards the border wall😂🤣

  • Victor Ramirez
    Victor Ramirez Month ago

    He deserves Slow Death Penalty

  • Relexious -
    Relexious - Month ago

    He’s innocent bro what u mean 😂🇲🇽

    theMIKA RENOLDS Month ago

    are they starting the tunnel operation soon

  • Ruben Ortega
    Ruben Ortega Month ago

    El chapo is going to escape 😂

  • Jr Gastelum
    Jr Gastelum Month ago

    El Mayo 💯

  • Axe in the gameTM
    Axe in the gameTM Month ago


  • AliHD
    AliHD Month ago


  • Khizer Jamal
    Khizer Jamal Month ago

    he gonna flush himself through the toilet and escape

  • POLA
    POLA Month ago

    I really don’t see why him being sentenced to life is such a broadcasted event I mean are we really surprised

  • max kuklinski
    max kuklinski Month ago

    they should bolt him to a chair and keep him their.

  • Curtis Distefano
    Curtis Distefano Month ago

    He will just get out again

  • Bruce Swier
    Bruce Swier Month ago

    Sun bull shit ya no

  • Masada 5.56x45
    Masada 5.56x45 Month ago

    War on drugs is such a costly failure. It doesn't surprise me a bit that the alcohol manufacturers lobby is such a great fan of "war on drugs".

  • Wootube
    Wootube Month ago

    I can’t be the only one who wants him to escape again

  • Spec-ops14
    Spec-ops14 Month ago

    Trust me el chapo Is not the one behind the drugs,america Is!😡😡😡

  • Gio2Goated 77
    Gio2Goated 77 Month ago

    Ahh , shit here we go again.

  • Rion GAMEZ
    Rion GAMEZ Month ago

    Breaking out of this prison is light work for Michael Scofield

  • abrokenthing
    abrokenthing Month ago

    You already know this dude finna break out again

  • pinche caguamon 360

    As long as Americans want drugs mexico will supply it they need to fix the drug problem in america first if they built the wall americans will break down the wall just to get their fix

  • Sal Miranda
    Sal Miranda Month ago

    Why not fuckin death 😂😂

  • Mlaguex 1
    Mlaguex 1 Month ago

    Knowing some people I bet there gonna be like
    Free el chapo! 💀

  • Steelsolid gaming
    Steelsolid gaming Month ago

    Can we gat an F in the chat?

  • Jœ Blæze
    Jœ Blæze Month ago


  • Eman M
    Eman M Month ago

    I hope El Chapo is okay

  • lysander fds
    lysander fds Month ago +1

    I PREDICT!!! he’s not gonna break out more like they’re gonna walk him out to a chopper or something the Sinaloa cartel is freaking huge there are people willing to die for him ,it’s only a matter of time before they hijack a plane and ask him as ransom

  • Amber the Awesome
    Amber the Awesome Month ago

    Did you hear the accusations against this guy? He may have raped young girls. This is not the Italian mafia where they did bad things but only killed themselves and left kids out of it. This is the cartel. This man and many others who do what he does are complete monsters. Remember that

  • Jesus
    Jesus Month ago

    literally none of them are more famous than El

  • Joe Malcolm
    Joe Malcolm Month ago

    While the feds are over watching Area 51 on September 20th, the reals Gs will get homeboy out.

  • Joe Malcolm
    Joe Malcolm Month ago

    Lots of space to build pop up houses.

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  • oopserv316
    oopserv316 Month ago

    None of those 4 guys are more famous than el chapo though. ijs

  • Man Man
    Man Man Month ago

    Wow I’m so shocked