Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán's appeals against his extradition went before a judge in Mexico City on September 26, but that judge may takes weeks to rule, and the appeals process that is sure to play out after his decision is sure to drag on for weeks if not months.
At the end of all that, a Mexican court may rule against the government's decision earlier this year to accede to extradition requests from two US District Courts, a possibility that can't be discounted, especially since Guzmán's legal team has argued that the kingpin was mistreated by state authorities.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lawyers for Mexican drug boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman have filed a legal challenge against a decision by the foreign ministry to approve his extradition to the United States, a newspaper reported on Friday.
Mexico's Foreign Relations Department approved a judge's ruling from earlier this month that the process could go ahead. Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán's attorneys have 30 days to appeal.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican judge has ruled that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman can be extradited to face drug trafficking charges in the United States, the country's federal court authority said on Monday, days after he was moved ...
Two days after Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán was transferred to a prison near Juárez, Mexico, a city near the U.S. border, a federal judge in Mexico said the extradition process meets legal requirements.