Attorneys for ‘El Chapo’ Accuse Jurors of ‘Massive Misconduct’ After Report That Some Followed Trial’s Media Coverage

Claims of jury misconduct in the trial of drug lord JoaquinEl ChapoGuzman have drawn new attention to the digital-age challenge courts face in preventing jurors from scouring media accounts or conducting their own research before rendering a verdict. It’s a phenomenon that has been called the “Googling juror.”

“Everyone has the world at their fingertips,” said Guzman defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman. “Twenty years ago, you didn’t have to worry about that.”

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