Sinaloa Cartel’s IT Guy Testifies in ‘El Chapo’ Trial

In February 2011, Colombian tech prodigy and Sinaloa Cartel IT guy Christian Rodriguez showed up to a meeting in Bogota with someone he thought was a Russian organized crime figure. The guy wanted to hire Rodriguez, only in his mid-twenties at the time, to encrypt his communications, he thought. Nothing new; he’d been asked to do this before.

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Likely El Chapo Trial Witness Pleads Guilty in Chicago

A former top lieutenant to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and likely witness at the Mexican drug lord’s New York trial has pleaded guilty to trafficking conspiracy in Chicago, saying in a plea agreement unsealed Friday that he will cooperate with prosecutors in hopes of a reduced sentence and protection from cartel retribution for his family.

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