Drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, known as "El Chapo" and also known for his prison escapes and his role as a drug kingpin, will spend the rest of his life behind bars, a federal court in New York ruled Monday.
Before his sentencing by U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan, who presided over the trial, Guzmán said he believed his trial was unfair, per The Washington Post.
"When extradited, I expected to have a fair trial where justice was blind and my fame would not be a factor, but what happened was actually the opposite," he said. "The government of the United States will send me to a prison where my name will never be heard again. I will take this opportunity to say there was no justice here."
In addition to his prison sentence, which includes life plus 30 years, the drug lord is expected to forfeit his $12.6 million fortune, CNN reported.
The trial lasted three months and included details of Guzmán's rise to power.
According to The Washington Post, the prosecution presented a case that detailed gruesome murders and the trafficking of drugs including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin across the border from Mexico into the United States.