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Crime Emma Coronel Aispuro, Wife of 'El Chapo,' Pleads Guilty to Playing Role in Husband's Drug Empire

00:05  11 june  2021
00:05  11 june  2021 Source:   people.com

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' pleads guilty to US charges

  Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' pleads guilty to US charges WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty Thursday to charges in the U.S. and admitted that she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro, wearing a green jail uniform, appeared in federal court in Washington and pleaded guilty to three federal offenses as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. The charges include knowingly and willfully conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine for several years. She also pleaded guilty to a money-laundering conspiracy charge and to engaging in transactions with a foreign narcotics trafficker.

The wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera has pleaded guilty to three federal charges that tie her to the Mexican kingpin's infamous criminal empire, federal prosecutors announced in a press release.

a group of people posing for the camera: Spencer Platt/Getty Emma Coronel Aispuro © Provided by People Spencer Platt/Getty Emma Coronel Aispuro

During a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Thursday morning, 31-year-old Emma Coronel Aispuro admitted to helping El Chapo run his business, accepting a plea bargain with U.S. prosecutors that will prevent her from going to trial.

Coronel Aispuro, who is a dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, was arrested at Dulles International Airport in February on international drug trafficking charges.

El Chapo’s Wife Emma Coronel Aispuro Pleads Guilty to Helping Run Her Husband’s Drug Trafficking Empire

  El Chapo’s Wife Emma Coronel Aispuro Pleads Guilty to Helping Run Her Husband’s Drug Trafficking Empire Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera, pleaded guilty to helping run her husbands drug trafficking empire during in federal court on Thursday. The post El Chapo’s Wife Emma Coronel Aispuro Pleads Guilty to Helping Run Her Husband’s Drug Trafficking Empire first appeared on Law & Crime.Emma Coronel Aispuro, the 31-year-old wife of Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, pleaded guilty on Thursday morning to helping run her husbands drug trafficking empire during federal court proceedings in Washington, D.C.

She has pleaded guilty to three offenses: knowingly and willfully conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine; conspiring to launder money; and engaging in transactions and dealings with a foreign narcotics trafficker - her husband.

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"She is very happy to put this behind her," Coronel Aispuro's attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, told reporters outside the courthouse. "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."

a group of people posing for the camera: Emma Coronel Aispuro © Spencer Platt/Getty Emma Coronel Aispuro

In 2019, El Chapo was convicted and given a life sentence, plus 30 years, for the crimes he committed as leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.

El Chapo Wife Emma Coronel Aispuro Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges to Obtain Plea Deal

  El Chapo Wife Emma Coronel Aispuro Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges to Obtain Plea Deal Appearing in a green jail uniform in federal court in Washington, Aispuro pleaded guilty to three offenses.Appearing in a green jail uniform in federal court in Washington, Aispuro pleaded guilty to three offenses as part of the plea deal with federal prosecutors.

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Coronel Aispuro, a former teen beauty queen, married the drug lord when she was 18, not long after meeting him, The New York Times reported during his trial.

The Times reports they have two children together - twin daughters.

The statutory minimum sentence for Coronel Aispuro's crimes is 10 years, the AP reports, though Lichtman says he hopes for something lesser.

Coronel Aispuro's sentencing hearing is currently scheduled for September 15.

The wife of the narcothafticker "El Chapo" pleads guilty of drug traffic .
© Kena Betancur Emma Coronel, the wife of the narcothafficker Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, February 12, 2019 in New York The wife of the Mexican Narcotraficker "El Chapo", Emma Coronel, arrested in February at Washington Airport, pleaded guilty Thursday for participating in the power of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, as part of an agreement with US federal prosecutors.

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