Imprisoned Cartel King El Chapo Faces BIGAMY Claims
Imprisoned cartel king El Chapo faces BIGAMY claims as it is revealed he was still married to the first wife of a social worker when he married ‘third’ wife Emma Coronel on her 18th birthday in 2007
- The book ‘Emma y Las Otras Señoras del Narco’ (‘Emma and The Other Narco Ladies’) indicates that Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán is still married to his first wife
- El Chapo married Alejandrina Salazar in 1977; the couple has five children
- The co-founder of the Sinaloa cartel is said to have married Griselda López in the 1980s; they have four children
- El Chapo was 49 years old when he married beauty queen Emma Coronel in 2007, who had just turned 18; they have 10 year old twin daughters
- It is not known whether any legal records validating El Chapo’s marriage to López and Coronel have been registered in Mexico
- Bigamy in Mexico is punishable by prison terms ranging from two to five years
New book by veteran Mexican crime reporter Anabel Hernández, Emma y Las Otras Señoras del Narco (Emma and The Other Narco Ladies), reveals imprisoned drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán had three wives
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was not only one of the world’s largest drug traffickers before he ended up in prison, he was also a bigamist, according to a new book.
Experienced Mexican crime reporter Anabel Hernández’s book, Emma y Las Otras Señoras del Narco (Emma and The Other Narco Ladies), reveals that the imprisoned drug lord had three wives.
Guzmán, who is serving a life sentence at SuperMax Prison in Colorado, was still married to his first wife when he married Emma Coronel, the beauty queen mother of his 10-year-old twin daughters – who is serving a three-year sentence for helping to keep his Sinaloa home. cartel – according to the book, which will be published on January 25.
Hernandez was able to confirm that El Chapo is still legally married to Alejandrina Salazar. The couple tied the knot in 1977 and have five children, including Iván Archivaldo and Jesús Alfredo, who are both wanted by the US on drug trafficking charges.
Chapo is said to have married Griselda López in the 1980s before exchanging vows with Coronel in 2007. California-born Coronel was just 17 years old and had a boyfriend when she first met El Chapo, then 49, after being crowned in a beauty pageant in Sinaloa in 2006.
Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is still legally married to his first wife, Alejandrina Salazar, according to “Emma y Las Otras Señoras del Narco” (“Emma and The Other Narco Ladies”), a book written by veteran crime reporter Anabel Hernández
Alejandrina Salazar (left) is still married to Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán according to new book, which also reveals he married Griselda López (right) in the 1980s
Emma Coronel became wife No. 3 when the two married under the ‘law of the divine’ in 2007
El Chapo was dancing with another girl and saw Coronel on the dance floor with her boyfriend. El Chapo had someone approach her and ask if she would like to dance with him.
Coronel agreed and the two exchanged vows the following year on her 18th birthday.
According to the book, they held a religious ceremony in Sinaloa and bribed a priest to lead the wedding, which was attended by military personnel, politicians and the state governor.
Coronel, now 32, said they married according to the “law of the divine,” Hernandez writes.
She admitted she was unaware of El Chapo’s business dealings in the early stages of their relationship when security forces stood ready to arrest him while he was on the run after escaping from prison in 2001.
“It wasn’t until the news that we were married that I started to find out what was going on with him, although I didn’t attach much importance to it,” Coronel tells Hernández.
Hernández’s book also features interviews with wives and other women, including a former Miss Universe contestant and actresses, who were involved with leaders of other drug trafficking organizations operating in Mexico.
Joaquín Guzmán-López (left) and Ovidio Guzmán-López (right) are two of El Chapo’s five children from his first marriage to Alejandrina Salazar. Both men now hold senior positions in the Sinaloa cartel, while their father is serving a life sentence in the United States
Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán married Griselda López in the 1980s and had four sons, including Iván Archivaldo Guzmán (left) and Jesús Guzmán (right). Both are wanted by the US for drug smuggling
Coronel was convicted last December after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering.
Her conviction also includes four years of supervision after her release.
It is not known if any legal documents have been registered in Mexico that would validate the wedding between Coronel and one of the world’s most notorious drug lords.
Under Mexican law, bigamy is punishable by a prison term of two to five years.