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>> glor: sean penn's latest role, el chapo's hollywood connection, is their secret meeting in mexico lead to the fugitive drug lord's arrest? and if the oscar winner now in any legal trouble. the powerball jackpot bounces over a billion dollars. leading millions to try try again. >> good luck. >> glor: the fbi busted a young woman accused of stealing millions of dollars of jeu els. >> and the playboy mansion may be up for sale with a hefty asking price. and guess who gets to stay after it's captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: good evening, i'm jeff glor. he has made news on and off screen for decades. but this may have been his biggest role yet.
and now he's hearing the critics' reviews. sean penn's secret meeting with the world's most wanted drug lord joaquin el chapo guzman. mexican authorities say that meeting which took place while penn was on assignment for "rolling stone" played a role in el chapo being recaptured on friday. we begin tonight with meg oliver >> it's an unassuming back drop for an interview with the most notorious drug kingpin in the world. at the first given in dei had kas. the questions come from the cameraman. but they are written by actor sean penn who met el chapo for seven hours last october deep in the jungle, and who convinced chapo to send this tape soon afterwards. during the 17 minute recording, the questioner asked, are you responsible for so many drugs in the world. guzman says no, that is false. because the day i don't exist, it's not going to decrease in anyway at all. as for drug trafficking, that's false. the interview is a remarkable
twist in an already con vo lawsuited tale. it was just two days ago mexican authorities raided this seaside hotel and arrested chapo after a long gun fight. then paraded him in front of the cameras, perhaps to soften their embarrassment over his escape over altiplano prison last july. the attorney general said it was actors and producers that lead them to the fugitive. joaquin guzman had the intention of making a buy graphal film so he riched out to producers. but this article penn wrote for "rolling stone" posted on their website last night, revealed he may have been one of the actors. the other was mexican actress who had tweeted support for gusman in the past and who brokered the meeting last october. in the article, penn described the crazy and risky journey he took, two flights, a 90 minute drive and bumpy seven hour ride through the jung em. finally they is right beside the truck, the world's most famous
fugitive el chapo. during their conversation penn says guzman proudly acknowledged his business saying i supply more heroin, met am methampheta, cocaine and marijuana than anybody else in the world. penn writes he was sure he was being trapped by the government and says just hours after their meeting law enforszment raided the hideout and guzman had to flee. he agreed to tape an interview later if penn sent questions by blackberry. in the tape sent back to penn, guzman defends his work saying where i grew up, there was no other way, and there still isn't a way to survive. no other way to work in our economy, to be able to make a living. the interpreter also asked, are you prone to violence or do you use it as a last resort. >> guzman responds, look, all right, i defend myself, nothing more. do i start trouble? never. mexican authorities would, of course, disagree. it is believed guzman is responsible for more than 30,000 deathses. now they're working on starting the extradition process, and say
they haven't taken a position on sean penn. jeff? >> glor: meg oliver, thank you. all right, let's bring in cbs news legal analyst. rickey, good to see you. sean penn is obviously facing some public ridicule tonight. a guy who has met with individuals or states who were hostile to the u.s. before, hugo chavez, raul castro in cuba years ago, went to iran a decade ago. he faces that public ridicule, he is unlikely to face legal repercussions, why is that? >> not only unlikely, he is not going to face legal repercussions. and the reason is really simple. we may believe in a moral code that says if you see something, say something. but that's not a duty imposed by law. there is no duty for sean penn to have to inform authorities when he is going to go meet even with someone who is wanted by the law. if it were a reporter who got this interview, who got to go on a plane and even was blind folded which penn was not, and
in the dead of night, and got to get this interview, that reporter would have no duty to have to tell the authorities either. >> glor: all right, now let's talk about joaquin guzman. the issue of extradition came up before, mexico resisd, did not want to send him back to the u.s they seem more amenable to that now. why is that and how might that play out? >> they are more amenable now probably because they are embarrassed about his escapes, and that is plur all, that have happened in the past. and that it appears they wanted to try him to prove in mexico that they could keep him, but they weren't able to keep him recently. so now it seems from everything we get to hear, that mexico is more amenable to having him extra shall-- extradited to the united states. the united states wants him badly. an extra dition say long process. it may take six months or more. he has good lawyers, or i assume he does, the best that money can buy. and those lawyers are going to fight extradition. but he will be here, he will be
tried. >> glor: he faces charge ntion seven states, charges ranging from. >> seven federal jurs dictions. so it's all under the federal umbrella, they are all through the department of justice. these charges show what this car tell was up to. they were bringing too the united states drugs in the most remarkable numbers. we have heroin, we have cocaine, we have marijuana, we have methamphetamines, but they came in by boats an planes and trains and sub mersables. what you have here is one of the largest operations of drug distribution that has ever come into this country. what else? money laundering. kidnapping, violence. this is probably the greatest defendant in terms of public enemy number one, that people who are involved in the drug enforcement administration and the department of swrus tis have ever seen. they want him, and they want him badly. >> glor: they may get him in a few months at least. rickey, thanks very much.
>> the record powerball jackpot is now estimated $1.3 billion after nobody won last night's drawing. as jericka duncan report, tens of millions are keeping their lottery dreams alive. >> tonlt's jackpot has cliemed up to a record-breaking estimated $9 4-9d-- 8949.8 million dollars. i hope you have yawr powerball tickets within now that the jackpot soafer a billion dollars, even those who rarely play are taking a shot. >> you never played the lottery before. >> maybe once or twice, but not usually. >> reporter: you got 20 tickets, are those all for me. >> all for me, yes, yes, absolutely. >> reporter: but you know the odds are really slim. >> i know they are huge. if i buy one, the odds aren't as good, if i buy ten, maybe i will have nine more chances. >> reporter: lottery officials say the jackpot is the world's largest. the amount with so many digits, billboards across the country can't handle the figure. demand for tickets was so high for last night's drawing, stores reported that some machines ran
out of paper to print the tickets. >> someone purchased 11 of 0 at one time. >> one time. >> reporter: convenience store manager alex says they haven't had that problem yet. >> we have extra. >> reporter: you ordered extra paper. >> yes, monday. >> reporter: the pot started at 40 million on noafer 4th. and has since rolled over 20 times. the month prior lottery organizers announced a redesign, making the odds tougher for the big jackpot. but saturday's drawing did create 28 new millionares with smaller prizes. the next big drawing will be wednesday night. one time payout would amount to around $806 million. but jeff, that of course is before federal and state taxes which will eat up at least 25% of the winnings. >> glor: okay, jericka duncan in new york city. three weeks to go now until the first votes are cast in the 2016 presidential race.
a new poll out today shows hillary clinton and bernie sanders dead locked in both eye a a-- iowa and new hampshire. on the republican side donald trump and ted cruz are running close in iowa. more now from julianna goldman in washington. >> on sunday, donald trump said even if he loses iowa, he won't drop out. >> there's no -- i'm not leaving. i'm going all the way. >> reporter: that prospect has party leaders and even some voters grappling with an scenario where no establishment candidate emerges as a party alternative. >> i do not believe that trump would put a good face on the republican party as president. >> so you would be prepared to see hillary clinton in the white house. >> unfortunately. >> have i never heard that before. that is how much trump has penetrated and how people now think that he has a real shot, a genuine shot at the nomination. >> reporter: republican poll ster frank luntz along with goggle conducted a focus group of iowa republicans friday night. >> iowa voters have become so sophisticated that they know that the people that they choose
is not necessarily the people who the rest of america chooses. they think they're going to choose cruz. but they're starting to think that the rest of america may choose trump. >> reporter: according to the most recent poll of likely iowa caucus goers, cruz and trump are virtually tied with rubio a distant third in new hampshire, trump has a commanding lead and the fight for second and third is playing out between rubio, chris christie, cruz, jeb bush and john kasich. on "face the nation," house speaker paul ryan said he would support trump or cruz if one of them is the nominee and predicted republicans would eventually coa less around the party's pick. >> i think primaries inevitably have this kind of friks. but once you get through the primary, i think we union fie as a conservative movement. >> reporter: there were some potentially concerning numbers in the polls for hillary clinton. they show she beats trump in iowa and new hampshire, but sanders does much better against the republican front return. and jeff, ted cruz leads clinton in both states while sanders still beats the texas senator.
>> glor: okay, julianna goldman. a tornado hit cape coral, florida, last night. nobody was hurt but there was severe damage to one neighborhood. at one point 10,000 people were without power. the storm was an ef-2 with winds up to 135 miles an hour. the united states sent a b-52 bomber on a low-level flight over south korea today. the show of force was said to be in response to north korea's new clear-- last week. the american bomber was escorted by fighter jets from south korea. since october there have been a series of disappearances in hong kong. five employees of a store that sells books critical of the chien ease government. today thousands of protestors concerned out to demand answers. seth doane reports. >> protestors carried signs reading today lee bo, towm and me. lee disappeared december 30th. days later, he purportedly sent a letter which suggested he was
in mainland china, assisting with an investigation. lee was the fifth person tied to causeway bay books to go missing. >> this book shop specializes in the stories that could never be on sale in mainland china, criticizing the communist party and the rulers. >> protestors worry chinese government agents illegally snamped lee and took him into mainland china. the hong kong government released a statement today saying law enforcement officers of other jurs dictions do not have the authority to take actions if they are in hong kong. protester same cho said the chinese government shouldn't use their tricks to arrest our hong kong people. william knee is follow-- nee is following this case for am nesesy international. >> beijing sees this type of company as posing a threat to national security because they say that they are producing rumors and slander about the country's leadership and
political system. >> lee bo picture is just the latest face in the fight against beijing's efforts to exert control. seth doane, cbs news, beijing. >> glor: coming up next, a young woman arrested in a string of brazen jewel heists. and the game that redefined the phrase, icing the kicker. phrase, icing the kicker. when the cbs evening news continues.
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once tried out for an atlanta lingerie football team. kemp and her accomplice cased their targets and chose locations close to highways for quick get a ways. lawrence gor bini is-- borghini is an fbi agent. >> these are very well planned jewelry store robberies. they are not just walking too the jewelry stores. they have some knowledge about the industry. >> reporter: kemp is expected to she her face again tomorrow morning in atlanta, inside a federal court room. mark strauss man, cbs news, atlanta. >> police in florence, italy are investigating the murder of an american woman. 35 year old ashley olsen of summerhaven, florida, was found dead in her apartment yesterday with bruises on her neck. olsen had been living in italy for several years. her boyfriend, a painter, has been questioned, but police say the investigation is wide open. up next here a mayor look at russia's military operation inside syria.
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>> glor: efforts continued to get much needed humanitarian aid to a starving town in syria. today the world food program loaded trucks with food and medical supplies hoping to get security clearance into madaya tomorrow. the assad regime hasn't allowed aid in since october 1918th. today an unprecedented look inside syria. 06 mince correspondent bill whitaker takes us to the main russian air beas in syria where strikes are being launched against enemies of assad.
>> it was almost midnight when our plane took off from a russian air base outside moss could you. as we started to take pictures out of the window, we were told nyet, no, something we heard often during the next three days >> no, no, no. >> reporter: this was the first face we saw after landing. that is syrian president bashar al-assad. this once was a syrian airport. since the summer, the russians have built barracks, brought in 4,000 personnel, paveed roads, rolled in truck loads of equipment and meunicians, he richt-- erecting a bit of russia in the heart of assad-controlled syria. this is mostly friendly territory. at least 20 miles from the closest front lines. but the russians aren't taking any chances. helicopter gun ships constantly controlled the per imter. they took us out along newly extended runways to watch a
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and hefner brought the mansion in 1971 for 1.1 million. now playboy enterprises is said to be looking for nearly 200 times that much. >> i think that's a stretch. the street certainly supports 50 million, maybe 60 million. they are not making individual lots that size any longer. >> greg harris specializes in l.a.'s luxury real estate. the house appraises for about 35 million. but he acknowledges there's added historical value to the 22,000 square foot holdby hills home like graceland or michael jackson's neverland. but there is a catch. the buyer has to agree to a roommate, hefner-- hefner himself. >> he will be allowed to stay in the house until he passes away. >> somebody pays $200 million and hef stays on the property that doesn't sound right. >> we haven't seen it at that price point ever happen before but it could.
>> with that kind of asking pient, he says an corporate or international investor would be the next likely owner. >> its pools, grotos, it is a pretty big property. a lot to maintain. it is an entertainer's home. >> you're putting it very g rated right now. >> it's somebody who entertains a lot. >> so while the names on the mansion's title may change, its reputation for excess could likely live on which might be exactly what certain buyers are looking for. cbs news, los angeles. >> glor: that is the cbs evening news tonight. later on cbs, "60 minutes." and first thing tomorrow, cbs this morning. i'm jeff glor in new york. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org