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  • Lawyer: "El Chapo" Changes His Mind, Wants US Extradition

  • He complains that guards at a Mexican maximum-security prison won't let him sleep

40224072. Almoloya de Juárez.- Maximo control de seguridad en el Centro Federal de Readaptación Social número 1 “Altiplano”, ubicado en Almoloya de Juárez, Estado de México, donde fue recluido Joaquín Guzmán Loera “El Chapo”. NOTIMEX/FOTO/FRANCISCO CRUZ/FRE/CLJ/,

02 of March 2016 09:27:23

[caption id="attachment_3181" align="alignright" width="300"]Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Photo: Notimex Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Photo: Notimex[/caption]MEXICO CITY — A lawyer for drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán says his client now wants to be extradited as soon as possible to the United States. He complains that guards at a Mexican maximum-security prison won't let him sleep.Lawyer José Refugio Rodríguez says Guzmán told him to negotiate with U.S. authorities for a lighter sentence and confinement at a medium-security prison.Rodriguez told the Radio Formula station Wednesday he talked to Guzmán Tuesday at the Altiplano prison west of Mexico City.Guzmán's lawyers once vowed to fight extradition, and officials said it would take at least a year.But Rodríguez suggested it could be done in two months.Guards wake Guzmán every four hours for a head count. He escaped the prison in July and was recaptured in January.



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