Dámaso López Núñez, Graduate, could see his sentence reduced to life imprisonment by drug trafficking which has been serving for over a year U.S.
The former Joaquín “El Chapo“Guzman, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, is scheduled to appear in court in the Eastern District of Virginia on February 7 for a hearing to discuss a” government motion to reduce the sentence, “a motion of the prosecution that is sealed. under secret and which is not known or when it was presented or what it consists of. The lawyer of López Núñez, Manuel Retureta, contacted THE UNIVERSAL, He confirmed the date of the hearing but declined to comment further.
Graduate He was one of the main witnesses in the trial against Joaquín Guzmán Loera, of whom he became a right hand and successor in the structure of the Sinaloa cartel.
At the end of November 2018, and after a pact between prosecution and defense, López Núñez was sentenced to life imprisonment after pleading guilty to cocaine trafficking.
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His statement in court that judged “El Chapo” came weeks later, after explicitly expressing his “desire and commitment” to collaborate with the US authorities in whatever they required.
The prosecutor’s request for a sentence reduction for Graduate I would point out that the cooperation with the United States government would have ended, and the American Union would be satisfied with the information obtained and, therefore, would be willing to compensate its services with a lower sentence.
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It is not an extraordinary or unusual event: it is common for the government to compensate criminals with review of sentences in exchange for data and testimonies that help in other cases. In the case of Graduate, the clearest example was the three days of the end of January that was on the podium of the Brooklyn court testifying against “El Chapo“
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The whereabouts of Dámaso López Núñez It is unknown: the search engine for prisoners of the Federal Penitentiary Bureau (BPO) of the United States, although it assigns it a registration number (92429-083), says that “it is not in its custody”.