Witness at 'El Chapo' trial describes alleged $100 mln bribe to Pena Nieto

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January 15, 2019 22:48
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Jan 15 - A witness at the U.S. trial of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified on Tuesday that he previously told U.S. authorities that the accused Mexican drug lord once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto.

Alex Cifuentes, who has said he was a close associate of Guzman for years, discussed the alleged bribe under cross-examination by one of Guzman's lawyers in Brooklyn federal court. Asked if he told authorities in 2016 that Guzman arranged the bribe, he answered, "That's right."

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