Drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman found guilty on all 10 charges

first_imgZolnierek/iStock(NEW YORK) — Notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been found guilty on all charges by a jury in Brooklyn federal court.Jurors were asked to weigh 10 counts against Guzman, each with different components.Guzman’s federal drug conspiracy trial started three months ago. The verdict comes on the sixth day of jury deliberations.Prosecutors accused Guzman of trafficking cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the U.S. as a top leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.The defense asserted Guzman, 61, was the victim of an elaborate conspiracy.Over 50 witnesses were called by the prosecution, describing all aspects of Guzman’s life, from brutal murders, a naked journey he took through a secret tunnel, plastic bananas filled with cocaine and spied-on mistresses.Robert Capers, then-U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in 2017, “Guzman’s destructive and murderous rise as an international narcotics trafficker is akin to that of a small, cancerous tumor that metastasized and grew into a full-blown scourge that for decades littered the streets of Mexico with the casualties of violent drug wars.”Guzman has twice escaped from prison in Mexico, most recently in 2015.He was recaptured in 2016 and extradited to the U.S. in 2017. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Swans season ends with a whimper

first_imgFulham rounded off their Barclays Premier League campaign with a first win in eight games as Swansea’s memorable campaign concluded with a 3-0 defeat at the Liberty Stadium. Press Association The Cottagers, who had picked up just one point from their previous seven games, took the lead in the 22nd minute through Alex Kacaniklic, with Dimitar Berbatov and Urby Emanuelson sealing the win after the break. Capital One Cup winners Swansea enjoyed an extended spell of pressure during the second half but Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer frustrated them with fine saves from Pablo Hernandez, Wayne Routledge and Ashley Williams. center_img Bryan Ruiz should have given the Cottagers the lead in just the third minute. Kacaniklic threaded a pass through the Swansea backline but Ruiz dallied after beating Chico Flores and the chance was lost. Swansea settled after the early scare, and Routledge fired narrowly wide having linked smartly with Jonathan de Guzman and Nathan Dyer. Hernandez then failed to make the most of a good opportunity as he dragged wide after picking off a misplaced pass from Philippe Senderos – and it proved costly as Fulham went up the other end to grab the opener. Ruiz and Berbatov combined to put Kacaniklic through, with Williams playing him yards onside, and the Sweden international calmly slotted a left-footed shot low past Michel Vorm. Swansea’s first half was summed up seconds before the break when De Guzman beat Michu to a header from Angel Rangel’s cross, with the Spaniard well placed to convert his 23rd goal of the season. Hernandez had Swansea’s clearest sight of goal on the hour as Rangel turned a Leon Britton pass into the winger’s path but Schwarzer was quickly out to make the stop. The pair went head to head again moments later and it was again the Fulham man who came out on top, tipping the Spaniard’s placed shot round the post. And all Swansea’s pressure came to nothing as Berbatov got Fulham’s second 13 minutes from time. Ruiz was the architect, catching Rangel lying deep behind the rest of his back four to send the former Manchester United man clear to laconically round Vorm and slot into an empty net. Substitute Emanuelson rounded off the scoring in stoppage time by tapping home after Vorm could only parry Giorgos Karagounis’ effort. last_img read more

Local Schools Come Together to Celebrate Unity Day

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOctober is National Bullying Prevention month and to spread the word, October 25th has been designated throughout the nation today as Unity Day. Alpena schools wore a sea of orange while sharing what unity means to them.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Sunrise Side Streakers Hosting Halloween Costume Run/Walk SaturdayNext The Salvation Army Holding Christmas Signup Next Weeklast_img

NBA Draft 2019: North Carolina’s Coby White declares after breakout freshman season

first_imgCoby White is heading to the NBA.The point guard announced Wednesday on Twitter he was entering the draft after one season at North Carolina. “This season has taught me so much and I wouldn’t trade the opportunity to play at UNC with a group of guys that have truly become my brothers for anything,” White said. “These past 10 months have been the highlight of my basketball career and I’ve grown so much on and off the court.“I’ve always had a dream of playing basketball in the NBA and with that being said, I’ve decided to enter the 2019 NBA Draft. This year, this school, this experience has prepared me for the next phase of my basketball journey. Related News Blessed beyond measures🙏🏽 #FMF pic.twitter.com/Ih RZte4yn1— whitecoby2 (@whitecoby2) April 3, 2019White was the 25th-ranked recruit in the class of 2018, according to 247Sports, but had a breakout freshman year for the Tar Heels. He averaged 16.1 points and 4.1 assists while shooting 35.3 percent from 3-point range.North Carolina finished the season with a 29-7 record and advanced to the Sweet 16, where it fell to Auburn, 97-80.”I just loved every minute of coaching Coby,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said in a statement. “Anyone who follows the game knows Coby could always put the ball in the basket. I also gave him the ball and asked him to run my team. And he did that very well.  Rising star Ja Morant to enter 2019 NBA Draft “He gave our fans and our team many thrills this year and accomplished things that only a few players his age have ever done. He is one of the most exciting young players in the game. I am going to enjoy watching him play at the next level.”White is projected to be selected by the Magic with the 13th pick in Sporting News’ latest mock draft. Fellow Tar Heels freshman Nassir Little also announced he was turning pro last week.last_img read more