>> Notorious Mexican drug kingpin, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, pleading not guilty Friday in a Brooklyn federal court following his surprise extradition to the United States from Mexico. Reuters legal correspondent Nate Raymond was in the courtroom.>> He showed no emotion during the hearing. He was dressed in a blue prison garb and had his hands behind his back the entire time.
A federal magistrate judge, James Orenstein, went through a series of routine questions, including asking if he was Mr. Guzman, explaining some of the charges against him. And also asking if he felt he understood what he was accused of, to which Guzman initially said, well, I didn't know until now.
A court appointed defense lawyer entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf to 17 counts in the indictment against him. And another court hearing was scheduled for February 3rd.>> Earlier Friday, US authorities unsealed a massive indictment against a man who was once the world's most wanted crime lord.
>> He's a man known for no other life, than a life of crime. Violence, death and destruction. And now he'll have to answer to that. That's who Chapo Guzman is. Now it's alleged in the indictment as the leader of this continuing enterprise, his continuing criminal enterprise, Guzman faces a sentence of a mandatory life in prison.
If convicted. And faces maximum sentences of life on the remaining drug trafficking crimes.>> Facing six separate US indictments, Guzman, who prosecutors compare to a cancerous tumor, is accused of money laundering, drug trafficking, kidnapping, and murder in Chicago, Miami, New York, and other cities. Guzman broke out of Mexican maximum security prisons twice.
This video shows him escaping through a mile along a tunnel dug underneath his cell block shower. Another time he escaped in a laundry cart. Authorities in Mexico claimed his extradition has nothing to do with Donald Trump's inauguration. Guzman is due back in court February 3rd.