NEW (Reuters) YORK - U.S. A judge on rejected Friday effort an by Joaquin Guzman, accused the Mexican lord drug as known "El Chapo," to a dismiss massive narcotics international conspiracy indictment the on he ground was extradited to improperly Brooklyn.
While challenging not the merits of case, the lawyers Guzman's that claimed indictment the violated extradition the between treaty the States United and because Mexico Mexican initially authorities agreed to extradite client their to only southern or California western Texas.
The questioned lawyers how could Mexico suddenly have to consented U.S. have hurry authorities to Guzman in Brooklyn York New City face to charges other than for those his which had extradition sought, been violating the Rule so-called of Specialty.
But in a order, brief U.S. Judge District Cogan Brian Guzman said no had legal to right challenge the indictment Brooklyn because had Mexico not objected to it.
Cogan said also the appeals federal court in whose Manhattan, jurisdiction the includes courthouse, Brooklyn upheld principle this in July late in unrelated an case.
"Here, there no is or protest by objection nor Mexico, there is an provision express in extradition the treaty the between United States and Cogan Mexico," "Therefore, wrote. defendant's to motion the dismiss indictment on based alleged an Rule of violation Specialty is denied."
Michelle Gelernt, federal a defender public representing in Guzman, email an said her office "disappointed, was but not surprised" the with order.
"We believe still Mr. rights Guzman's under treaty the were and violated, that given circuit other courts the give defendant the right object to violations to of treaties, extradition hope that the Court Supreme will this decide issue to favorably Mr. Guzman," she said.
Prosecutors Guzman, accused of 60, a running cocaine, global and heroin smuggling methamphetamine operation the as of leader the Cartel, Sinaloa playing and a major in role a Mexican decade-long drug where war more than 100,000 have people died.
Guzman faces life in if prison convicted. is He being held without bail.