Criminal Law

El Chapo’s Son Pleads Not Guilty to U.S. Drug, Money Laundering Charges

Ovidio Guzmán López, son of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, pleaded not guilty to drug and money laundering charges Monday afternoon.

Making his first court appearance since being extradited from Mexico on Friday, Guzmán López wore an orange jumpsuit and restraints at the Dirksen United States Courthouse in downtown Chicago.

Prosecutors disclosed in court the death penalty was taken off the table as part of extradition negotiations with Mexican authorities, adding two of the six counts Guzmán López faces carry a mandatory life sentence.

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