Chicago, Brooklyn seen leading race for possible "El Chapo" trial

January 11, 2016 03:38

Chicago and Brooklyn, New York are leading contenders to host the first U.S. trial of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera if he is extradited from Mexico, say former US law enforcement officials, as several jurisdictions vie for what would be one of the most high profile US criminal trials in years.

The trial venue, which will ultimately be decided by the US attorney general, currently Loretta Lynch, is important because it will determine the specific charges that Guzman faces and the strength of the case against the world's top drug lord.

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