He was recaptured in early 2016, and a year later was extradited to the United States to face trial.
The lawyer further expounded on that idea during his CBS interview, arguing that it was hard to get around the 'myth of El Chapo'.
The Mexican cartel boss Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán was convicted yesterday of running a vast drug-trafficking organisation after a trial in which his life as a Forbes billionaire, a prison escape artist and an outlaw with a diamond-crusted pistol was revealed.
Cruz' bill, Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order, or the "El Chapo Act", would reserve the right for the country to use any amount of the assets seized in the criminal prosecution of El Chapo - and any other convicted drug lords - to fund border security and the completion of the wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.
"I told you at the outset that this would be the most unusual case this courthouse had ever seen", Herrmann told jurors Wednesday, as armed U.S. Marshals continued to patrol the building in the wake of Guzman's internationally-watched guilty verdict.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was found guilty Tuesday of 10 counts, including engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise.
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Reaction in his native state of Sinaloa, home to remote mountain villages and sunny beaches along Mexico's Pacific coast, ranged from lament to resignation that little will change now that Guzman is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars. "It Is a sentence from which there is no escape and no return".
Shipping cocaine from Colombia through Mexico to the United States, he became a billionaire and public enemy number one for law enforcement agencies in the US.
While federal authorities have not said for certain where El Chapo will be housed, he is staring at "a sentence from which there is no escape and no return", said U.S. attorney Richard Donoghue. Peña Nieto denied it, but the allegation fit a theme: politicians, army commanders, police and prosecutors, all on the take. "He left us behind".
Asked what he was wearing, she replied: "He was naked".
Rising from the same humble origins in Sinaloa as many other top Mexican capos, Guzman cemented his status as a criminal sensation by breaking out of prison twice, first in 2001 and again in 2015.