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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

El Chapo's Wife Set to Plead Guilty to Helping Run the Sinaloa Cartel

By Alan Feuer from The New York Times


Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the notorious Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, is set to plead guilty this week to charges of helping her husband run his multibillion-dollar empire and then, after one of his arrests, escape in dramatic fashion from a high-security Mexican prison, according to a person familiar with the case.

Ms. Coronel, 31, is expected to appear on Thursday morning in Federal District Court in Washington to enter her plea. She was taken into custody in February at Dulles International Airport, near Washington, after a nearly two-year investigation by U.S. law enforcement officials into her role as an accomplice to her husband, whose real name is Joaquín Guzmán Loera.

Mr. Guzmán, a onetime co-leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was convicted in 2019 at a federal trial in Brooklyn and is now serving life sentence in the so-called Supermax in Colorado, the most secure federal prison in the United States. Ms. Coronel, his third — or possibly fourth — wife, had remained free even after a jury found him guilty, traveling between the United States and Mexico until her own arrest.

When she taken into the custody by the F.B.I., there was intense speculation over whether Ms. Coronel, a dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, would seek to offer the government information on her husband’s allies, relatives and business partners in exchange for a lighter sentence. But her plea agreement with prosecutors in Washington does not require her to cooperate with the U.S. authorities, the person familiar with the case said.

It is unusual for law enforcement to go after the spouses of drug lords, but the case of Ms. Coronel, a former beauty queen whose family has a storied past in the drug trade, is atypical.

Prosecutors at her husband’s trial offered substantial evidence that she — like many of his mistresses — was deeply enmeshed in his criminal activity, often helping him send messages to her own father, Inés Coronel Barreras, who served as one of Mr. Guzmán’s top lieutenants before his arrest in Mexico in 2013.

Other messages introduced at the trial showed that Ms. Coronel was intimately involved in helping Mr. Guzmán evade capture by American and Mexican authorities after a botched raid in 2012 in the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas. In some of the messages, Mr. Guzmán wrote to her describing how he had fled from his oceanfront villa just in time as the raiding party broke through the door of a nearby home.

Ms. Coronel was also instrumental in helping him break out of the high-security Altiplano prison near Toluca, Mexico, in 2015 after a coalition of U.S. and Mexican law enforcement and military personnel tracked him down the year before in a beach hotel in Mazatlán. Prosecutors say that Ms. Coronel, using her visitation privileges, acted as an emissary between her husband and a team of conspirators, including her own brother, who plotted the escape by building a nearly mile-long tunnel into the shower of his cell.

In 2016, after Mr. Guzmán was recaptured and returned to Altiplano, Ms. Coronel sought to help him escape again, hatching a plot to bribe Mexico’s top prison official, according to testimony at the trial. Before the plan could be carried out, however, Mr. Guzmán was extradited to the United States.

On the initial conspiracy count she was charged with, Ms. Coronel faced 10 years to life in prison. But under her agreement with the government, the person familiar with her case said, she will be designated as a “minimal participant” in the conspiracy and is likely be sentenced to far less time.

Sources: NYTimes

45 comments:

  1. So she didnt snitch at all. Good on her. The Jalisca cheerleaders will be butthurt. 🤣🤣🤣

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    1. Def gave top to many to get this sweet deal & chapo was willing to risk it all for her. Así son los/las de snitchaloa! 😂🤣🤣

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  2. Everytime I read the CDS cheerleaders comments on here I picture a buchona like Emma, typing away 😂😂😂

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    1. With that logic tweeker cheerleaders are meth heads!

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    2. LoL. Can't get your mind off Sinaloa. Seems like that's all you think about.

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    3. Dude you get annoying with your anti sinaloa hate why don't you say where are you from

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    4. @8:56 Funny how the CJNG posts are the ones plagued with CJNG fangirls like yourself while these articles are left alone.

      Might it be because only the ignorant gringo kids support CJNG out of stupidity and playing too much videogames? Yeah, the emoji kids fanbase...

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    5. Its mr 3 emoji! I seen u yesterday using 4, didn't fool me I knew it was u.

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    6. Oh look it's the buchonas defending theyre honor

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    7. "Dude you get annoying with your anti sinaloa hate"
      Thats how whites feel with the race shit always gettin thrown at them

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    8. It would be interesting to know the ages of these terrorist tweeker emoji using cheerleaders

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    9. @11:19
      You wanna know they're zodiac sign and ask them out on a date while your at it too??? 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ freaken cringe.

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    10. 11:19
      Or if their parents know they're on here. like the kid @5:00

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    11. 8:56 no hagas enojar a las gilbertonas que se creen europeos 🐓🐓🐓

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  3. Classic...that smug biatch thought she was above the law. Welcome to the rule of law.

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    1. Watch her get off easy...

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    2. She’s probably only going to get 2-3 years. A Minimal sentence, after she’ll be free as a bird to enjoy her millions. Not a bad price to pay for a smart dumb ass.

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  4. L.A. County reports large cartel related drug bust.

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  5. Find this on yahoo news; “Her plea agreement will not require her to cooperate with US authorities or provide information about her husband’s allies, business partners or relatives, the Times reports.”


    -the guy who knows nothing

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  6. Salt water tongueJune 8, 2021 at 11:53 PM

    She will get out soon , there's not enough evidence! Can someone please tell me why my mouth is always dry

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    1. Let me give you some natural medicina.

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    2. 11:53 you are not drinking enough water

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  7. BLM ✊🏿 Fuck tacos go back Mexico hahah

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    1. Ever heard of Johnny j straight Mexican from the state of Chihuahua who helped produce some of 2Pac's greatest hits.

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    2. Yeah keep running your mouth!

      If I remember correctly you all never got off the green light list in Cali!

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    3. If people would cooperate when being questioned by police, things would not get out of hand. Of course police will shoot, if tried to be run over. Very simple don't get out of hand and all goes well.

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    4. I imagine this is trolling. It's just too stupid not to be.

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  8. Encierra a esta bruja.

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  9. Rule of law he said. Lol yeah right. The las for years this country has shown a big level of corruption at the highest level.

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  10. Sounds to me like it's chess not checkers and the US is playing along...js

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  11. I think she is innocent and a patsy made an example of by US govt. I dont think the Chapo clan told or are telling her anything of substance. She can come live with me in Cali.

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  12. Everyone wants to be a cartel wife until Uncle Sam hits you with that sealed indictment this was nice to read I never liked her or how she carried herself because she was a girlfriend of chapo trying to make 701 a brand now she can make this orange jumpsuits fashionable

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  13. You know how they finally got her?

    Wait for it.....

    Because Chapo snitched

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  14. It will be interesting to see if later down the road a 5k1 motion gets filed

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  15. Coverage of this story on Reuters

    https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/wife-drug-kingpin-el-chapo-expected-plead-guilty-federal-court-thursday-2021-06-09/

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  16. Rataloa!!! The state that keeps on snitching!!!

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    1. @11:06 Are you stupid? She clearly won't cooperate.

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    2. 7:46 or maybe she did and this is fake so that the guys who she snitched on let their guard down! You seriously think the US is gonna say who she ratted before they catch them? Ponte las pilas! Its ovious she snitched! Dont be so naive

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    3. @7:46 am she got two small kids and looking at jail time for cartel involvement, of course she cooperated!!!

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  17. A light sentence typically signifies cooperation. Chino Anthrax should be an example of that. He had a green light on him within days of being released. History shows that the longer the sentence, the less likely the person ‘cooperated’, i.e. ‘snitched’. Otherwise, the documents wouldn’t be sealed. She has numerous foes—internal and external to worry about. Ironically, the safest place for her would be in prison for at least a ten year sentence. If she had been prudent, she would have resisted the urge to be in the spotlight—flaunting $5k outfits daily to court appearances. She should have used the money to hire a PR firm instead or stayed deep in the forest in hiding if she didn’t want to risk being on the radar. But she loved social media—like China Anthrax. It is a generational weakness. They are a product of their times. She went as far as being on a reality show. In the end, the lure of vanity and fame, even brief, won over. The key to longevity in the underworld of cartels is to resist the urge to claim fame. It is also what finally did El Chaco in, a la his infamous interview with Sean Penn. Emma Coronel wanted to be more than a girl from the mountains of Sinaloa and that risk did not pay off. Prison will be the lowest price to pay unless she serves a long sentence which will show she really did not cooperate.

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