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Judgment Proof

Filed under: Law — DRJ @ 8:12 pm

[Headline from DRJ]

U.S. demands $12.7 billion in judgment against ‘El Chapo’:

U.S. authorities said on Friday they were seeking a court order requiring Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to forfeit $12.7 billion following his conviction for racketeering and drug trafficking crimes earlier this year.

The sum represents the total amount of cocaine, marijuana and heroin that a jury found Guzman to have trafficked, multiplied by the average prices of those drugs, according to a filing by prosecutors in Brooklyn federal court.

It was not immediately clear what assets, if any, the United States could seize to satisfy the judgment. A spokesman for the prosecutors declined to comment.

Didn’t Ted Cruz suggest this last year?


5 Responses to “Judgment Proof”

  1. Cruz did suggest it, not that any of El Chapo’s money would go to build Trump Wall.

    Paul Montagu (fc91e5)

  2. Bless Ms. Williamson’s heart. She either doesn’t understand American elections or Iranian elections. Or both.

    Paul Montagu (fc91e5)

  3. Crap, wrong thread.

    Paul Montagu (fc91e5)

  4. Applause for Mr. Cruz.

    mg (8cbc69)

  5. Could we seize Los Angeles?

    Kevin M (61459c)

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