The verdict includes the top charge of engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise

Jurors kept their eyes down, not looking at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, as the verdict was read.

After Judge Brian Cogan read the juror’s verdict, he told them that the way they conducted themselves as jurors “made me very proud to be an American.”

Before the judge or jurors entered the room, a member of the defense team approached Guzman’s wife, beauty queen Emma Coronel to hand her Kleenex, but she declined.

After the verdict, CNN asked her how she is feeling.

“Bien gracias,” she said, which means, “good, thank you.”

Guzmán’s sentencing is set for June 25. But the guilty verdict on count one alone means he’s facing a mandatory life sentence.

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