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El Chapo trial: Mexican drug lover textual wife about twin daughters, drug logistics and his mistress, prosecutor says

New York – Text messages exchanged between the infamous Mexican lawyer Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and his wife while on…

New York – Text messages exchanged between the infamous Mexican lawyer Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and his wife while on the run in 2012 arose Wednesday at their US trial The FBI says it was revealed using a cyber technique for the cartel that twisted the kingpin.

The technique, Christian Rodriguez, also tested how Guzman was obsessed with spyware as he had Rodriguez installed on cell phones. He went out to the members of his inner circle, including love interests, to keep an eye on them. The software released reports on telephone activity that are now being turned against the defendant.

Preserved on the reports were text messages between Guzman and his wife Emma Coronel Aispuro, where they fussed over their twin daughters, touched on logistics for drug smuggling and shared encouragement as he fled a violence of Mexican authorities in a mansion in the resort of Cabo San Lucas, Baja. On the day of the race, Guzman told his wife about the escape in one of several notices shown to lawyers at the trial in the Brooklyn Federal Court.

 El Chapo indictment Emma Coronel, wife of Mexican lawyer Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman leaves federal court in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York with her daughters, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. The upcoming trial of Guzman could be moved from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

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“Everything happened very quickly,” wrote Guzman, according to government translations. “I saw them pounding at the door next door, but could jump out.”

Guzman said in the announcement that he needed a new set of clothes, shampoos and a little black color for his mustache.

“I love you, love,” he wrote. “Talk to you soon.” She replied at once: “I hope so darling.”

In an earlier exchange, Guzman described one of his daughters as “fearless” and added: “I’ll give her an AK-47 so she can keep up with me”.

It was the second day in a row that prosecutors revealed intercepted messages as they say that Guzman finally joins a large drug conservationist, in his own words. On Tuesday, jury members heard recordings of telephone calls where the defendants could be heard who gave orders to cartel workers.

 A courtroom sketch shows accused Mexican lawyer Joaquin A courtroom sketch shows accused Mexican lawyer Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman sits during his trial in the Brooklyn Federal Court in New York on December 18, 2018.

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The FBI has credited Rodriguez, a 32-year-old college dropout from Colombia, with helping to extract recordings and texts from an encrypted communications system that Guzman had hired him to set up 2008 for the Sinaloa cartel for to combat law enforcement.

“This guy must, of course, be really brave,” says CBS News, analyst Rikki Klieman. He “works simultaneously for the cartel, knows how violent it is and works for the FBI.”

Rodriguez is described as being called to Guzman’s mountain stop floor in 2008 to create the system. He said Guzman’s interest quickly turned to the spyware he had installed on 50 phones and on the computer of a woman living with him.

“He called me all the time to ask me things about spyware,” he said, adding that Guzman especially liked a feature that allowed him to remotely connect the microphones to the devices so that he could listen to the users.

The FBI approached Rodriguez in 2012 and convinced him to cooperate. Since then, he has paid him $ 460,000 in service fees and costs and moved him to the United States for his security.

Guzman was a scared and admired crime commander in Mexico, who was perhaps best known for holding prison twice. He resumed and was sent to the United States in 2017, where his lawyers say he is framed by collaborators as once part of his cocaine-smuggling empire.

The new evidence on Tuesday puts Guzman’s personal life on display in sometimes awkward ways. Sweet talking to his wife where they refer to each other as “Mom” and “Dad” were in communication with messages indicating that he had paid for liposuction for a cartel-operative-turned-mistress arrested in raid at the Baja home where the records of the procedure [19659003] Guzman’s wife was in the courtroom on Wednesday but had no visible reaction to parts of the messages they were showing on a large monitor and read aloud by an FBI agent. Last month Guzman was lowered to tears when his wife, who had been missing from the court for a week, returned with her twin daughters, who were seen waving at her father.

That moment is likely to have an impact on the jury, said criminal defense lawyer and former prosecutor Vinoo Varghese.

“One of the things that defense lawyers we like to do is humanize our customers because they are the worst in the government’s word person in the world,” Varghese said at CBSN.

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