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The team of lawyers Genaro Garcia Luna continues to make a series of requests for his client, during the trial for drug trafficking that takes place in New York.
On this occasion, the defense of the former Mexican security secretary sent a request to the judge Brian Cogan to allow García Luna to attend the jury selection hearing in civilian clothes, and not in prison uniform.
“I represent Genaro García Luna in the aforementioned case. The selection of the jury is scheduled to start on January 17, 2023. I respectfully write to you to request that the Court issue an Order to the Metropolitan Detention Center, where Mr. García Luna is located, to receive civilian clothing,” says the missive.
Said request not only refers to the hearing on January 17, since the lawyers of the former Mexican official want the defendant to dress as a civilian in each of his appearances in the trial.
Judicial documents to which this newspaper had access, give an account of Judge Cogan’s response to that request.
In this regard, García Luna’s defense team was informed that the following clothing was authorized: two navy blue jackets, 2 pants of the same color, 2 white shirts, two blue shirts, 4 ties, 4 pairs of socks, a belt and a pair of black shoes.
It should be noted that, during next Tuesday’s hearing before Judge Peggy Kuo, only 60 of the 400 potential members of the jury will remain, among whom they will choose 12 for the final qualifying jury, and 12 for substitutes.
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