Judge sets trial date for 'El Chapo' in April 2018

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been charged with overseeing a multibillion-dollar international drug trafficking operation responsible for murders and kidnappings.
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Transcript for Judge sets trial date for 'El Chapo' in April 2018
Joaquin Guzman of the infamous Mexican drug lord known as el chapped well. Back in court in Brooklyn this morning a judge except the trial date for Guzman a day after the court rejected his request. To get out of solitary confinement Guzman has pleaded not guilty to charges he oversaw I'd multi billion dollar trafficking operation. Responsible murders and kidnappings I was in Britain Dolan is live. For the very latest on today's proceedings Jeff. Where is watching Guzman was brought to court today wearing navy blue scrubs and bright orange sneakers it was probably not. His wardrobe of choice when he was running the multibillion dollar Sinaloa drug cartel and doing interviews what American movie stars but it is. What he's left who is now. Because of his unique history having twice escaped. From Mexican prisons are a security around old shop always almost unprecedented. And from the court here in Brooklyn back to the maximum correctional center in Manhattan today the motor. A dozen cars long traffic was stopped on the Brooklyn Bridge this exclusive video shot in the pouring rain by Angela Martin of Eyewitness News. And mom's defense team tennis ball that security as. Right now we. Have to sit through. Weren't sitting in a Booth that either has plexiglass that very difficult thing here at group or small screen with hold. It's certainly not a way that somebody can prepare. To go through thousands and thousands of documents or listen to thousands about it thousands of hours of recordings. So in art made it our position is that at this point that impacting his right to present to defend and to have a fair trial we'll. What in the pretty complicated case that trial date today. For this case was set for April 2018. And even that was optimistic the judge referred to it as. Aspiration. All. So while it's still a long way to go for everybody. In this case from our reporting live in the pouring rain Jim Dolan channel seven Eyewitness News.

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