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US Prosecutors Jockeying To Try Captured Drug Lord

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February 25, 2014 AT 4:06 AM
Federal prosecutors across the United States are already jockeying over who will handle any case against Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, even though it's far from clear whether he will ever be brought to the U.S. to face charges. Who in the U.S. gets to prosecute the longtime fugitive, apprehended over the weekend in Mexico and now charged with violating his country's drug trafficking laws, likely will turn on which office has the strongest case — and perhaps some politics.