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Mexican attorney general officially issues subpoena for actress over El Chapo involvement

January 19, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican attorney general officially issues subpoena for actress over El Chapo involvement

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The Mexican Attorney General’s office has officially subpoenaed actress Kate del Castillo for her alleged involvement with drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.

In an interview with the Mexican newspaper, Arely Gomez said since the actress is currently in the United States, she can testify at the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles before a public prosecutor.

Gomez announced last week that her office was opening a “new line” of inquiry into the meetings between Del Castillo, actor Sean Penn, Guzmán and his lawyers to determine if any of the parties committed crimes.

Del Castillo caused a media firestorm after Penn credited her with arranging his seven-hour meeting with the leader of the Sinaloa cartel leader in a mountainous hideout in Durango back in October.

It had since been revealed that the actress developed a flirty friendship virtual with Guzmán over the course of the past few years. El Milenio released a transcript of text messages allegedly between the actress and El Chapo last week.

On Monday, El Universal also published the conversation between del Castillo and Andrés Granados Flores, an attorney for the drug lord, who suggested El Chapo’s interest to invest in her new tequila line, Honor del Castillo.

The Spanish novella star broke her silence on the interview and subsequent media circus that followed the events on Twitter, where she said: “Thank you for your support over the past few days. Not surprisingly, many have chosen to make up items they think will make good stories and that aren’t truthful. I look forward to sharing my story with you.”

Del Castillo has not commented on the pending subpoena.

The sexy actress did receive some good news this week after she learned her drama offscreen and any potential legal troubles that could stem from her involvement would not affect her role in its upcoming Netflix Spanish-language show, “Ingobernable,” Netflix boss Ted Sarados confirmed in a statement.

Sarados said at a Television Critics Association event on Sunday that plans remain unchanged for the production of the show later this year.

“So far, so good, It’s very complicated, but so far, so good,” Sarados said.

Sarados was asked to explain further on the “complications,” he answered, “We’ve been in constant contact with her.”

“It’s a telenovela within a telenovela. It’s a strange turn of events for sure,” Sarandos told reporters.

Del Castillo co-starred in “The 33” with Antonio Banderas and Juliette Binoche and has been working on American market opportunities, recently appearing on “Jane the Virgin” and on last week’s Telenovella starring Eva Longoria.

Del Castillo will portray the wife of the president of Mexico on the upcoming Netflix show. Variety is reporting that the show will start shooting in Mexico later this year under the direction of José Luis García Agraz and Pedro Pablo Ibarra.

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