*The president of Honduras deployed the military to the border of Guatemala to protect drug trafficking.*
*Chapo Guzman came and gave the defendant $1 million for his brother, Juan Orlando, to get elected president.*
Processing cocaine involves gasoline and other poisonous chemicals.
The traffickers are worried about the radar. Rojo spoke about air radar, and Chang confirmed it. They pay so that radar does not interfere with the Navajo
Now let's talk about some of the other politicians: Valenzuela, a Congressman. Calix, who began a mayor...
The defendant provided information about Honduran military bases and movements, so that drug shipments could be planned.
Five more times, the defendant sent 700 kilos drug shipments into the US. Five. More. Times.
Alex Ardon described paying $2 million to help Juan Orlando to become leader of the Congress
The defendant uses a helicopter, there are pictures on his phone...
Chapo was bringing cocaine to San Pedro Sula. He needed protection, though Ardon's town, into Guatemala. Arbon moved a ton a month.
In 2012, the Constitution was amended - the US pressured Pepe Lobo to allow extraditions. Professor Euraque told you this. After that, traffickers went to Tony H...
By 2015, the cash is starting to pile up. Giovani Rodriguez saw a three and a half foot stack of bills in Tony Hernandez' closet.
Judge Castel to jury: Your lunch has arrived. I don't wish any of my jurors indigestion. The defense summation will happen after lunch.
Thread will continue.
[But what about Tony Hernandez's own post arrest statement? Well, an hour and a half to go...]
[Note: at the lunch break 2 Hondurans told Inner City Press by SDNY cafeteria, "El no va a salir de aqui;" the other said "Ojala.']
Judge Castel tells him: You have seven more minutes.
#Crowdsourcing says different; AUSA 30 - or 35? - minute rebuttal coming next.
The rebuttal is over. Judge Castel asks jurors to stand and stretch. Seems he'll read them the charge now, so deliberations begin tomorrow at 10. Story soon