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State-level legislator Lucero Sánchez López allegedly used fake identification to visit the drug lord in the maximum-security prison where he was held between February 2014 and his spectacular tunnel escape in July last year.
Chapo is now very close to a trial in Texas or California, but the world's most famous drug lord can still appeal the extradition order.
The drug lord is back in the same maximum-security prison from which he escaped in July after a spectacular arrest that reads like a screenplay, though the ending presumably differs from the biopic the Mexican authorities say he was planning.
Escaped Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán narrowly avoided recapture in a mountain raid in October, and also left the navy facing accusations that its efforts to hunt him down included targeting the civilian population.
CCTV footage of drug lord's cell reveals banging clearly audible four minutes before he escapes through hole in the shower area, and guards take a further 18 minutes to arrive.
Edgar Valdez Villareal became a somewhat larger-than-life figure after his arrest in 2010 when he smirked before news cameras and boasted that a movie would be made about his life in the drug world.
The former warden of the jail that 'Chapo' Guzmán escaped has been locked up in the same prison while he awaits trial for aiding the drug lord's flight.
The day before the extradition order became public, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's lawyers were already filing an appeal in court to stop it.
US-anti drug agents informed Mexico that "potential operations to free Guzman" were in play almost right after he was arrested. Mexican officials said they had no such warnings.
Joaquin Guzman's cinematic escape from the Altiplano federal prison in Mexico painfully exposes the weaknesses of President Enrique Peña Nieto's government.
From this 20-inch wide hole a mile from a maximum-security prison, it's anyone's guess where Joaquin Guzman went next.