Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman's former secretary said he paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto before he took office.
Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took a $100 million bribe from Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a witness testified Tuesday during the New York City trial of the accused drug trafficker.
Previously, witnesses in Guzman's drug conspiracy trial accused him of bribing Mexican officials.
Near the end of the trial's first week, the defense told Cogan that the upcoming testimony of witness Jesus Zambada Garcia, Ismael Zambada Garcia's brother, would show that two presidents received bribes.
Guzman, who is facing a minimum sentence of life in prison and the possible forfeiture of $14 million, faces 17 charges including drug trafficking, murder conspiracy and money laundering from his alleged 25-year career as head of the Sinaloa Cartel.