El Chapo was negotiating movie rights for an upcoming flick about his life and daring escapes from two federal prisons in Mexico, according to the Mexican federal Attorney General’s Office.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
January 11, 2016
Mexico, D.F. – On Saturday, Arely Gómez González, the federal Mexican Attorney General confirmed that Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, 57, was arrested after the Mexican government received intelligence reports that lawyers representing Guzman Loera were negotiating movie rights for an upcoming movie about El Chapo with a movie maker. The movie negotiations between attorneys from both parties led to the location where El Chapo was hiding in Los Mochis in the state of Sinaloa.
Recently, Rolling Stone Magazine released an exclusive interview by Sean Penn and Kate del Castillo, 43, with Guzman Loera. The interview by Del Castillo and Penn with El Chapo happened on October 2, according to Rolling Stone Magazine.
During the interview, El Chapo admitted to drug trafficking, which the U.S. government can use as a confession to convict him for drug trafficking.
González in a press release doesn’t mention, if Penn and Del Castillo’s interview contributed to discovering of a movie being negotiated by lawyers from both sides or if Penn and Del Castillo were being considered to play major parts in the movie. What Gonzalez did confirm, that her office knew that lawyers were being monitored indicating that both Del Castillo and Penn could have unknownly contributed to locating El Chapo.
Gonzalez says that her office is investigating the movie negotiations with El Chapo and the lawyers involved.
Penn or Del Castillo who resides in Los Angeles are not considered journalists, but actors who were able to get an exclusive interview with El Chapo and might have been monitored by the feds in the U.S. and Mexico. Penn wanted to interview El Chapo for the Rolling Stone Magazine and Del Castillo was the key person to have made it possible for Penn to interview El Chapo.
Credible journalists, news Tweeters, and investigative news bloggers in Mexico have been murdered and some of them have been found dismembered in isolated roads, public places and with signs of being tortured for reporting about drug lords, extortions, kidnappings, human organ trafficking, drug trafficking and drug cartel murders.
It is to early to tell, if the U.S. Department of Justice will seek federal criminal charges against both Penn and Del Castillo for meeting with El Chapo and not reporting their encounter to the feds.