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El Chapo’s son posts inspirational quotes from a beach vacation – Daily News

The son of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was posting inspirational quotes on social media a day before his infamous cartel boss father was found guilty in a high profile drug trafficking case  El Chapo, who rose from poverty in rural Mexico to amass billions of dollars, was found guilty in a New York court on Tuesday of smuggling tons of drugs to the United States over a violent, colorful, decades-long career  Prior to the conviction being handed down, El Chapo’s son Ivan Archivaldo Guzman was uploading photos and inspirational quotes on his Facebook page   ‘Become who you are even if you hate the world,’ Ivan wrote alongside a new profile photo of him in an exotic, beachside location  He also uploaded several images to his live Facebook feed, including a message saying: ‘People interested in investing and double your money send message $1,000 dollars=$8,000’.Another one of Ivan’s post featured a Western Union wire transfer receipt for $5,000 with the caption: ‘Proof of returning the agreed amount’ There was also a video of a tiger being fed as his father’s conviction was being handed down in the U S. His social media is filled with photos of lavish holiday destinations, as well as luxury cars and designer products   A number of his past posts have been accompanied by the hashtag #701 – a nod to El Chapo once being listed as 701st on Forbes’ World’s Billionaires list  Despite his father’s high-profile detention and trial, Ivan and his brother Jesus Alfredo Guzman, have been maintaining the billion dollar drug empire in his absence El Chapo’s sons are known collectively as ‘los Chapitos’ or ‘the little Chapos’. They work in partnership with Sinaloa Cartel leader Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada Garcia   The Chapitos are said to control street-level drug dealing, especially in Culiacan, and the defense operations, the weapons, while El Mayo takes care of the big deals The brothers are said to have been groomed to take over the business. Alfredo is currently a fugitive after being added to the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 10 Most Wanted List   Like his brother, Alfredo brazenly shows off his wealth, guns and drugs on social media while his father languishes in a New York prison  He frequently shares photos on Instagram showcasing his luxurious lifestyle in Mexico  They also regularly pay tribute to their drug lord father, praising him as his best friend and a ‘great person’ who ‘helps the poor’  Some of Ivan’s wealthy friends, who are regularly connected with El Chapo’s son on social media, have also praised the kingpin in the past and openly posted about drugs  Their father was convicted on Tuesday on all 10 counts brought by U.S. prosecutors  Richard Donoghue, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said he expected Guzman to receive life without parole when sentenced on June 25  ‘It is a sentence from which there is no escape and no return,’ Donoghue said. More than 250,000 homicides have been registered in Mexico since the government launched an aggressive war on cartels in 2006, during which Guzman and his exploits became almost legendary About 150,000 of those deaths were tied to organized crime.Guzman staged two dramatic escapes from Mexican high-security prisons and cultivated a Robin Hood image among the poor in his home state of Sinaloa Guzman sat and showed no emotion while the verdict was read. Once the jury left the room, he and his wife Emma Coronel, put their hands to their hearts and gave each other the thumbs up sign His wife shed tears.Guzman, whose nickname means ‘Shorty,’ was extradited to the United States for trial in 2017 after he was arrested in Mexico the year before Though other high-ranking cartel figures had been extradited previously, Guzman was the first to go to trial instead of pleading guilty The 11-week trial, with testimony from more than 50 witnesses, offered an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Sinaloa Cartel, named for the state in northwestern Mexico where Guzman was born in a poor mountain village

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