Jurors questioned about steamy affair El Chapo’s lawyer had with vegan client

NY POST

Jurors in the El Chapo trial were questioned Monday about The Post’s weekend coverage of the steamy affair the drug lord’s attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, had with his vegan client.

Immediately after taking the bench in Brooklyn federal court, Judge Brian Cogan announced that the attorneys in the Chapo case wanted to “discuss the potential effects of a certain media coverage that tangentially related to the case over the weekend.”

The jurist was referring to a handful of Post stories revealing the X-rated relationship between Lichtman, a married father known for repping John “Junior” Gotti, and convicted restaurateur Sarma Melngailis.

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