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12:00 AM, February 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 24, 2019

El Chapo to seek new trial over jury misconduct: lawyer

Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman -- convicted earlier this month of trafficking crimes spanning a quarter-century -- plans to request a new trial following media reports of jury misconduct, his lawyer announced Friday.

It comes after Vice News published an interview on Wednesday with a member of the jury who alleged multiple jurors defied orders not to follow media coverage of the three-month trial, research it online, or communicate with anyone about the case.

"Mr. Guzman intends to file motion for a new trial based on the disclosures in the article," Eduardo Balarezo wrote to the Judge Brian Cogan, adding Guzman would also request a hearing to determine the extent of juror misconduct.

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