New York, .- Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán granted legal powers to his wife, Emma Coronel, and his lawyers to launch a clothing line with the name “El Chapo Guzmán”, according to several local media.
The leader of the Sinaloa cartel signed a contract in prison for the creation of a limited company that will be headed by Coronel, who accompanied her husband during the drug trial held in New York in which he was convicted on February 12, indicated the CNN television channel.
A daughter of the capo, Alejandrina Gissele, recently launched a line of clothing and accessories under the name El Chapo 701.
According to one of Chapo’s lawyers, Michael Lambert, quoted by CNN, Guzmán has given intellectual property rights to the new brand, but will not receive any money from it.
According to Lambert, Chapo wants to leave something for Colonel and the two daughters he has with her. “He loves his wife and two daughters and wants to prepare for the future,” he said.
This information is known after Tuesday’s defense of the Mexican officially requested the repetition of the trial against the leader of the Sinaloa cartel to ensure a “fair trial”, after some information said that some members of the jury could have violated the rules imposed by the judge.
Chapo Guzmán was convicted of 10 drug crimes by a jury that he deliberated for six days, in a process that lasted almost four months.
During this process, the magistrate recalled that jurors could not learn about the case against the Mexican drug trafficker through the media or social networks so as not to contaminate themselves when it comes to deliberation, which it seems that some did according to a given interview under anonymity by a member of the jury to the newspaper Vice.
The lawyers of the Mexican capo cling to the fact that the jury lied “in the face” of Judge Brian Cogan despite their insistence that they not search the Internet or Twitter, so “anything that is not a rigorous scrutiny could create a disturbing appearance of inequity. “
The judge has given the Attorney General a month to present his counter-arguments before taking a decision on the matter. (EFEUSA)