Emma Coronel Aispuro, El Chapo’s Wife’s Plea Deal: Big Confessions
During federal court proceedings in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (June 9), Emma Coronel Aispuro, El Chapo’s wife’s plea deal caused her pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges related to her husband’s criminal empire.
The wife of the Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán admitted that she supported her husband run his multibillion-dollar narcotics empire.
Thereupon Coronel, arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia in February, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine, engaging to launder money, and joining in transactions and dealings of a designated foreign narcotics trafficker.
As part of her plea agreement, the 31-year-old former beauty queen, who has been jailed since February, also confessed to conspiring to help her husband flee from a Mexican prison in 2015.
Last seen in a green jail uniform in federal court in Washington, El Chapo’s wife pleaded guilty to three offenses as part of the plea deal with federal prosecutors.
El Chapo’s Wife’s Plea Deal After Being Arrested
El Chapo’s wife’ was listening silently as prosecutors explained how they could prove her illegal activity if she decided to go to trial. “Yes,” she replied through a translator when asked by the judge if she had actually done the crimes the government described.
Emma Coronel Aispuro possibly faced up to life in prison for the drug distribution charge while the other two counts against her carry prison terms of about 20 years and 10 years, each.
Coronel Aispuro’s attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, claimed outside the courthouse that, “She is very happy to put this behind her. She didn’t expect to get arrested after her husband received life in prison. So, this is obviously a troubling time. But we’re going to get past it.”
According to prosecutors Coronel Aispuro “worked closely with the command-and-control structure” of the Sinaloa cartel and planned to order large amounts of drugs, while she knew they would be smuggled into the United States.
Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s beauty-queen wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, was arrested Monday at an airport in Virginia due to her bold involvement in international drug trafficking.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera is the leader of a Mexican drug trafficking organization known as the Sinaloa Cartel, and now it seems his 31-year-old wife’s history is not purer than his own.
Her controversial husband, infamous Guzman Loera, was convicted in 2019 on ten charges of engaging in a continual criminal enterprise and several counts of distributing tons of cocaine into the US. He was sentenced to life in jail for +30 years.
However, we can not prejudge El Chapo’s wife. A criminal accusation is only an allegation, and all defendants are considered innocent till proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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Why Emma Coronel Aispuro Arrested?
According to the Justice Department, Emma Coronel Aispuro was arrested in Virginia at Dulles International Airport on charges of participating in a conspiracy to distribute and importation following list in the US:
- Five kilograms or more of cocaine
- 500 grams or more of methamphetamines
- one kilogram or more of heroin
- 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana.
Also, Coronel Aispuro is reported to have planned with others to support Guzman in his July 11, 2015, escape from Altiplano prison in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico.
El Chapo was arrested again in Mexico in January 2016. The wife is alleged to have engaged in planning yet another jail escape with others before Guzman’s extradition to the U.S. in January 2017.