CHICAGO, April 18. – Federal Judge Ruben Castillo set a new preliminary hearing for June 28 in the case of Mexican drug trafficker Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla The Vicentillo , after stopping the hearing today.
Wednesday’s hearing lasted less than five minutes due to technical glitches that prevented the remote link with Zambada Niebla, held in a Michigan prison, judicial sources said.
The hearing-second of this year, began without the virtual presence of the Vicentillo , as the monitor of the courtroom did not work, so only attended Thomas Arevalo, co-accused on charges of introducing tons of drugs into the U.S. .
The judge received several requests from attorneys Zambada Fog to continue the preparatory process and took two months to enable the defense to conclude its evidence gathering process, before the new preliminary hearing to trial.
On January 25, less than a month after the original date to start the process against Zambada Niebla (February 13, 2012), Judge Castillo decided to postpone eight months, until October 9, who argued for delays lawyers.
By that time the judge had already rejected the claim that U.S. agents in Mexico guaranteed him immunity from arrest.
Zambada Niebla was arrested in Mexico in 2009 and extradited to Chicago in 2010.
Since last year is being held in prison in Milan from Michigan, because in the preventive detention of Chicago was a lack of security required to fulfill your request for leave to exercise outdoors.