Is Bharara Investigating Sean Penn over El Chapo Interview?
By Jason Weinstein. Preet Bharara, the Federal Prosecutor in Manhattan behind the trials that took down long-time Albany power brokers Sheldon Silver, Dean Skelos, and Tom Libous reportedly has his sights on a new target - actor Sean Penn.
According to the New York Post he is leading an investigation into Penn over his ties to the Mexican drug lord Juaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Penn interviewed Guzman for Rolling Stone Magazine.
According to the Post prosecutors are seeking a subpoena to search Penn's cellphone. In 2014, El Chapo was indicted in Brooklyn federal court in a dozen murders and the smuggling of 500-plus tons of cocaine into the United States.