How An Infamous Cartel Leader Was Brought Down By His IT Guy

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Saturday, January 12th
Jurors in the trial of one of Mexico's most infamous drug lords, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, heard testimony this week from the man who helped him spy on family, friends and colleagues.

A 21-year-old I-T expert from Columbia opened Guzman's eyes to the power of spyware. And it was that software, installed on the phones and computers of family, friends and associates that eventually helped the FBI monitor the activities of the former Sinaloa Cartel leader.

Reporter Irene Plagianos has been covering the trial for the LA Times and spoke to KCBS Radio anchor Melissa Culross about the stunning turn.