El Chapo Trial Pushed Back Until November 2018

NEW YORK POST– The trial of accused drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will now begin in November, two months later than scheduled.

The delay comes after lawyers for the cartel leader requested an additional five months to go over evidence, claiming that federal prosecutors overseeing the case had been “sandbagging” them with belated information dumps. Prosecutors had argued for only a one-month delay.

Brooklyn federal Justice Brian Cogan agreed to a two-month delay Monday and said jury selection in Guzman’s case will now begin Nov. 5.

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