Closing Thought–12Feb19

Everyone knows the tale of the escape artist and drug king pin El Chapo…..but did you know that he was on trial here in the US?

After a Hollywood-esque trial and a week of jury deliberations, Mexicaconfiscatedn drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been found guilty of all 10 counts and will get a mandatory life sentence, reports the New York Times. The first count essentially accused Guzman of being the mastermind of the Sinaloa cartel, and the others dealt with specifics such as drug trafficking. The first count alone came with a mandatory life sentence for the 61-year-old. Jurors heard testimony from nearly 60 witnesses during the three-month trial, which offered a rare glimpse into the brutal world of the cartels. One of the witnesses described how El Chapo personally tortured and murdered three men from rival cartels. (Read more El Chapo stories.)

Personally don’t care….but the story is that he will now have his assets confiscated….to the tune of $14 billion that is billion with a “B”……

My question is who gets those assets?

Mexico?  US?  Some other country?

Just who gets to blow through that $14 billion?

Just wondering.

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6 thoughts on “Closing Thought–12Feb19

  1. It goes to the US treasury. There is a statute that says how it us used. Part of it is for drug law enforcement. And some go cover the cost of forfeiture.
    Complicated like anything else having to do with government.

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