By Thomas Madison
World class moron, Sean Penn, is under investigation for interviewing well-known fugitive scumbag Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman for Rolling Stone magazine.
Knowing the whereabouts of a fugitive from justice and not reporting it to the proper authorities is clearly a crime. I don’t see how this cannot be considered “accessory after the fact” for not reporting El Chapo’s whereabouts, which Penn knew.
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I found the following language in the federal code regarding “accessory after the fact”….
“Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact.
Except as otherwise expressly provided by any Act of Congress, an accessory after the fact shall be imprisoned not more than one-half the maximum term of imprisonment or (notwithstanding section 3571) fined not more than one-half the maximum fine prescribed for the punishment of the principal, or both; or if the principal is punishable by life imprisonment or death, the accessory shall be imprisoned not more than 15 years.”
Regarding El Chapo, it certainly sounds as though Penn did “hinder or prevent his apprehension,” by not disclosing El Chapo’s location to authorities, and should be charged and tried accordingly for “accessory after the fact” for not reporting the known whereabouts of a dangerous criminal who was being sought by authorities in Mexico and the United States.
Perhaps the most wanted fugitive on the planet, there was a $5 million reward for information leading to El Chapo’s arrest. Currently jailed in Mexico, he will likely be extradited to Chicago or New York, where he is facing multiple drug trafficking indictments.
This just in: It looks like it was Sean Penn’s interview with El Chapo that resulted in his capture. So, there are two imbeciles in this story. Penn, for committing a serious crime, and El Chapo, for being so stupidly careless as to allow the authorities to track his location by tracking Penn, all for the sake of publicity.
From Kinsey Lowe, Deadline
UPDATE, 8:36PM: Sean Penn’s secret interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman helped law enforcement authorities to locate El Chapo’s whereabouts. A Mexican official insisting on anonymity said Saturday it was the Penn interview as well as the drug lord’s contacts with other celebrities that initially led law enforcement to authorities to Guzman in a rural part of Durango state in October. At that time the official said they called off their raid because Guzman was was with two women and a child, according to the Associated Press. Officials in Mexico earlier in the day suggested it was the allure a potential Hollywood biopic held for El Chapo that led to his recapture.
Additionally, ABC News reported this evening that Mexican government authorities want to know why Penn and Mexican movie and TV star Kate del Castillo had not shared information about Guzman, who they knew was a most-wanted criminal. Del Castillo arranged for Penn to meet Guzman, according to the Rolling Stone article.
Penn, meanwhile, was hosting his 5th annual Help Haiti Home charity gala Saturday at the Montage Beverly Hills. Among those present for the J/P Haiti Relief Organization benefit: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Jason Siegel, Madonna, and Justin Bieber. And Anderson Cooper is hosting the event.
PREVIOUSLY, 7:08PM: In a sure to be controversial Rolling Stone interview that was posted today, Sean Penn sat down with recently recaptured Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Among the various questions the Oscar winner asked the Mexican mega-drug-dealer was about a rumored $100 million bounty he had placed on presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Trump, who has taken a hard line against illegal immigration, attracted Guzman’s attention last summer when the GOP frontrunner ridiculed opponents following the drug lord’s escape from prison. “Can you envision Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton negotiating with ‘El Chapo’ …”
The drug kingpin eventually responded to Trump in a tweet, “If you keep pissing me off I’m going to make you eat your words,” followed by a homophobic slur.
Rolling Stone moved quickly to publishthe interview online Saturday following El Chapo’s recapture Friday after a gun battle near the coast in his home state Sinaloa.
Meeting Guzman as a kind of pre-clearance to granting a longer in-depth interview for Rolling Stone, Penn wrote, “I am reminded of press accounts alleging a hundred-million-dollar bounty the man across from me is said to have put on Donald Trump’s life. I mention Trump. El Chapo smiles, ironically saying, ‘Ah! Mi amigo!’”
But of Trump, not another word in the article. Lots of words about the business of drugs, though. In that same initial meeting, El Chapo boasts — unprompted, “I supply more heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. I have a fleet of submarines, airplanes, trucks and boats.”
Mexico’s government has been moving toward extraditing Guzman to the United States ever since he escaped from prison in July from Altiplano prison in Almoloya de Juárez, Mexico. Even so, the process could take months.