Kate Del Castillo who met with Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ asks for case be dropped
MEXICO CITY – Mexican actress Kate Del Castillo is asking Mexico’s government to drop accusations of obstruction of justice and money laundering related to her meeting last year with drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.
Del Castillo’s representatives said in a statement Tuesday that the actress has filed for an injunction demanding prosecutors “either charge her with a crime or close the criminal investigation.”
The statement says Del Castillo is innocent and was involved only in a “journalistic and artistic project on the life of Joaquin Guzman.”
Del Castillo arranged actor Sean Penn’s interview with Guzman in October while the Sinaloa cartel leader was on the lam after his second prison escape. Guzman was recaptured in January.
Del Castillo’s representatives say she will continue with plans to make a movie about him.
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