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Ex-'El Chapo' lieutenant says he discussed killing cop as favour to mayor

12:16am GMT

NEW YORK A former top lieutenant to accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman on Tuesday said he and his former boss once discussed killing a police officer as a favour to a local politician.

Ex-mistress of 'El Chapo' says she was 'traumatized' by tunnel escape

18 Jan 2019

NEW YORK A former mistress of accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman told jurors in his U.S. trial on Thursday she was "traumatized" after a harrowing 2014 escape from one of his safehouses with Mexican marines in hot pursuit.

'El Chapo' paid former Mexican president $100 million bribe: trial witness

16 Jan 2019

(Corrects 8th paragraph of this Jan. 15 story to drop erroneous reference to Mexico City, which is not part of the State of Mexico. Error first occurred in UPDATE 1.) | Video

'El Chapo' paid ex-Mexican president $100 million bribe - trial witness

16 Jan 2019

Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, an ex-Guzman associate testified on Tuesday that he previously told U.S. authorities. | Video

'El Chapo' dreamed of biopic for years before capture, says trial witness

14 Jan 2019

NEW YORK Accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was interested in directing a movie about his life story as early as 2007, long before his well-known meeting with U.S. actor Sean Penn and Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo in 2015, jurors in Guzman's U.S. trial heard on Monday.

'El Chapo' computer whiz tells court of 'nervous breakdown' after helping FBI

10 Jan 2019

NEW YORK Self-described computer whiz Christian Rodriguez told jurors on Thursday how he had a nervous breakdown from the stress of cooperating with the FBI to hack into the secure communication system he built for accused Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

'El Chapo' aide who helped FBI tap his phones takes stand

10 Jan 2019

NEW YORK Accused Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was so preoccupied with spying on his associates he had software installed on their phones to monitor their texts and conversations, a key prosecution witness testified on Wednesday, an opening the FBI would later exploit.

Ex-Credit Suisse bankers arrested on U.S. charges over Mozambique loans

04 Jan 2019

NEW YORK/LONDON Three former Credit Suisse Group AG bankers were arrested in London on Thursday on U.S. charges of involvement in a fraud involving $2 billion (£1.58 billion) in loans to state-owned companies in Mozambique, U.S. prosecutors and British police said.

Judge blocks New York City law requiring Airbnb to hand over user data

04 Jan 2019

NEW YORK A federal judge on Thursday blocked a New York City law requiring Airbnb to hand over data each month about people who use its apartment listing service from taking effect while the company challenges the law in court.

Judge blocks New York City law requiring Airbnb to hand over user data

03 Jan 2019

NEW YORK A federal judge on Thursday blocked a New York City law requiring Airbnb to hand over data each month about people who use its apartment listing service from taking effect while the company challenges the law in court.

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