At pretrial hearings leading to the trial, heavily armed federal officers and bomb-sniffing dogs patrolled outside.
The jurors were called into the courtroom wearing stickers identifying them by number, their names withheld to protect their safety. Given Guzman's current residence at a high-security prison in Manhattan, Federal agents are scrambling to find ways to transport him to the NYC borough without throwing a wrench in the city's traffic flow.
Opening arguments are scheduled to start on November 13, after a week set aside for jury selection, held behind closed doors with only a select "pool" of reporters admitted under the tightest security reserved for the most risky defendants.
He was recruited by Guadalajara cartel boss Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo, known as "The Godfather" of Mexico's modern drug cartels. US Marshals will escort them every day.
They were also questioned in Brooklyn's federal court about their views on the legalization of marijuana, their fluency in Spanish and their feelings toward both law enforcement and co-operating witnesses.
The judge also agreed with prosecutors that the jury for the case should be kept anonymous, a measure typical in terrorism or mob cases where jury intimidation is a concern. Another was sent home after she said she couldn't be impartial, saying, "I feel very bad about drugs".
It is alleged that he spent a quarter of a century smuggling more than 155 tonnes of cocaine into the United States.
The jury will determine whether Guzman - the father of two whose nickname means "shorty" as he is only 5ft 2ins tall - is guilty or not of 11 trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges.
After Felix Gallardo was arrested in 1989, Guzman's Sinaloa cartel began its meteoric rise.
Joaquin Guzman is accused of killing thousands of people while running the Sinaloa drug cartel and shipping tons of cocaine into the United States.
Prosecutors say the US government is seeking a $14 billion forfeiture order as part of the case.
After Guzman was brought to NY, authorities here decided he should be housed in solitary confinement in a high-security wing of a federal jail in Manhattan that has held notorious terrorists and mobsters.
But that could create a logistical nightmare during the trial, and there is speculation that "El Chapo" is being held in a cell deep within the Brooklyn courthouse.
Arrested for the first time in Guatemala in 1993, Guzman spent more than seven years in a Mexican prison before his first escape in 2001.
The UK is looking for an agreement based on an improved version of the EU's "equivalence" system of financial market access. Irish deputy prime minister Simon Coveney said that a time-limited backstop will never be agreed to by Ireland or the EU.
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Cruz tied himself to Trump in the final days of the campaign, inviting the president for a major rally in Texas . It's wild that these people are laughing along and agreeing with Triumph, yet are STILL voting for Cruz.
Luis Suarez scored twice on Saturday, the second an 89th-minute victor to complete a late comeback against Rayo. Inter Milan have won seven straight Serie A games to move into second place, six points behind Juventus .
Lord Lamont said the sanctions were aimed at bringing regime change in Iran by encouraging "discontent" among Iranian people. He spoke to a conference of economists, who he said were at the "forefront of the resistance" against the United States.
Though the group will unveil United Kingdom tour dates in a few hours time, Mel admitted they are hoping to take the shows global. The Spice Girls perform during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium, August 12, 2012.
In a statement JAL said: "The Company does not condone the individual's actions, as safety remains our utmost priority". He was found to have 189mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system - the legal limit for a pilot is 20mg.
But Congress could not remove him from office without a conviction by a two-thirds majority in the Republican-controlled Senate . Democrats could derail Trump's legislative agenda for the next two years with control of the House.
Iwobi assisted Alexandre Lacazette's equaliser and popular portal rated him 7/10 for his second half show, especially when moved to left back, stating: "His pace was causing a lot of headaches for the Liverpool defence".
This is the first time Amazon is offering such an offer, though the company had free shipping for orders over $25 a year ago . This year, both Walmart and Target chose to beat Amazon on shipping, but Amazon just responded with its own shipping offer.
Georgia’s Kemp big in small towns; Abrams awaits metro votes
And in the lead-up to Election Day, Kemp's office leveled a vague accusation of "potential cyber crimes" at Georgia Democrats. The all-caps headline says: "AFTER FAILED HACKING ATTEMPT, SOS LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO GEORGIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY".
Prince Charles praises Gambians for regime change
According to JoyNews reports, the couple were at the Jubilee House for a brief ceremony with President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The Prince and Duchess will tour the city throughout the weekend and depart Tuesday, November 6.
Iran sanctions: Rouhani defiant as U.S. re-imposes measures
The Trump administration though has granted exemptions to eight countries to continue importing Iranian oil, without naming them. Iranian leaders and particularly IRGC officials often make threatening remarks about the USA and its allies in the region.
Rooney set to represent England... for one game only
Wayne Rooney will come out of global retirement temporarily to make a farewell appearance for England against the United States . Unfortunately, the fairytale ended this week as Rooney missed a penalty in a 3-2 penalty shootout defeat to the Columbus Crew.
OnePlus 6T is now available to purchase
The smartphone will run Android 9 Pie, making it only the second smartphone in India after Google Pixel 3 to receive Pie in India. It is a staged rollout, we suggest you guys wait for some days or hours for the OnePlus 6 Oxygen OS 9.0.2 update.
New Samsung Galaxy A9 (2018) Video Shows Four Rear Cameras
According to South Korean publication ETNews , Samsung will rely exclusively on a Qualcomm-based in-display fingerprint scanner. But while those details can't be confirmed right now, we do have an indication of what Samsung may call the phone's screen.
Trump "Hopes" US Troops Don't Shoot At Migrants
Second, Trump proposed ending the right of immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documentation to apply for asylum . The migrants in the caravans are mostly from Honduras, where it started, as well as El Salvador and Guatemala.