Notorious #Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin “#ElChapo” Guzman Loera has been sentenced to life in prison plus thirty years for his part in drug crimes over the past 25 years as leader of the #Sinaloa Cartel. He was also ordered to forfeit nearly $12.6 billion. Guzman spoke for the first time during his three month trial during the closing moments of his sentencing, accusing the government of torture. In Spanish, he said “Since the government will send me to a jail where my name will not ever be heard again, I take this opportunity to say: There was no justice here,” adding “I drink unsanitary water, no air or sunlight, and the air pumped in makes my ears and throat hurt. In order to sleep, I put toilet paper in my ears. My wife had not been allowed to visit, and I can't hug my daughters. This has been psychological, emotional and mental torture 24 hours a day.” He went on, stating “My case was stained and you denied me a fair trial when the world was watching. What happened here is the U.S. is not better than any other corrupt country.” #AtlasNewsUpdateUnitedStates