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‘El Chapo’ lawyer argues for new trial based on report that jurors lied and read press coverage during trial

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NEW YORK — Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s lawyer argued Monday that the murderous cartel boss needs a new trial because jurors lied to the judge about following media reports during his trial. Guzman’s case is currently on appeal and the former leader of the Sinaloa cartel’s lawyer focused his arguments on a VICE News article in which an anonymous juror said they and other jurors followed coverage of the trial and but denied it to the judge, violating their oath. “If it turns out five or six jurors got together and lied, right to the judge’s face in the middle of a trial, tha…

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