Conspiracy cases are notoriously difficult both to prove and to defend against. The very term “conspiracy” is often subjective in nature and nebulous by definition. As a result, prosecutors must build a carefully crafted house of cards to prove these types of cases, and defendants can be left to twist in the wind if their behaviors are misconstrued by a judge or jury. However, nonetheless, conspiracy cases—especially drug conspiracy cases—are filed all the time.
One particular drug conspiracy case is being tried in New York that may have explosive results, no matter the outcome. That’s because of the defendant in the case: the former head of Mexico’s version of the FBI, Genaro García Luna. According to reports, he is facing conspiracy charges that allege he received cash bribes from drug cartels while he was employed as an official with the Mexican government.
The defendant is facing trial in the United States because, after his time in public life, he moved to America, was granted permanent residency and eventually applied to become a naturalized citizen. He even started a security and consulting company in America. As a result, U.S. officials arrested him in America and he is now facing trial in New York.
Proving the case
Reports indicate that this particular conspiracy case will likely be in trial for approximately two months, and the prosecution supposedly has many witnesses to call upon for testimony, including former drug cartel members. However, the defense will have its chance to poke holes in the case and, in the end, it may all come down to the jury’s interpretation of the defendant’s actions and intentions.