Private lawyers seeking to represent Guzman in his U.S. drug-trafficking case failed to get assurances that they'll get paid, leaving the Mexican drug lord's defense in limbo after the judge said there was no guarantee that prosecutors wouldn't later seize defense lawyers payments if it was shown the money came from Guzman's estimated $14 billion in drug profits.
Private lawyers seeking to represent Guzman in his U.S. drug-trafficking case failed to get assurances that they'll get paid, leaving the Mexican drug lord's defense in limbo after the judge said there was no guarantee that prosecutors wouldn't later seize defense lawyers payments if it was shown the money came from Guzman's estimated $14 billion in drug profits. Elizabeth Williams AP
Private lawyers seeking to represent Guzman in his U.S. drug-trafficking case failed to get assurances that they'll get paid, leaving the Mexican drug lord's defense in limbo after the judge said there was no guarantee that prosecutors wouldn't later seize defense lawyers payments if it was shown the money came from Guzman's estimated $14 billion in drug profits. Elizabeth Williams AP

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