The wife of El Chapo’s beauty queen ‘will plead GUILTY to help run the empire and get him out of jail’
The wife of Mexican drug lord El Chapo’s beauty queen ‘will plead DEBT to help run his narcotics empire and get him out of jail’
- Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was arrested at the Dulles airport in DC in February
- She was accused of working with her husband to help run the Sinaloa drug cartel
- Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman was convicted by a New York court in February 2019
- He is currently serving a life sentence in a Supermax prison in Colorado
- Coronel is the mother of his twin daughters, Maria Joaquina and Emali
The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is expected to plead guilty to federal charges this week for aiding his cartel, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
Emma Coronal Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, was arrested at Dulles International Airport in February.
Prosecutors accused her of collaborating with her husband to lead the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, will plead guilty this week to helping her husband Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman run his drug empire, The New York Times reported Tuesday. He was convicted by a New York court in February 2019 and is serving a life sentence in Colorado
Prosecutors say Coronel also conspired in Guzman’s famous July 2015 escape from Mexico’s Altiplano prison through a mile-long tunnel dug from his cell.
She is expected to appear in court in Washington DC on Thursday and submit her plea, the paper reported.
Guzman, 63, was convicted in February 2019 in a high-profile Brooklyn trial over the mastermind behind a multi-billion dollar drug company for its drug operation.
Coronel, mother of his twin daughters Maria Joaquina and Emali, was constantly present at the trial and used it to show off her dramatic outfits. She later announced that she was launching a fashion line.
During the trial, the jurors learned how Coronel’s father and brother both worked for Guzman, head of the Sinaloa cartel.
Coronel is his third, or possibly fourth, wife and caught his eye as a teenage beauty queen at an event in Sinaloa.
Her husband was sentenced to life plus 30 years and imprisoned in the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.