Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the notorious Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, has been released from prison in the United States. The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed her release from federal custody on Wednesday.
A Notorious Connection to the Sinaloa Cartel
According to the recent report published by Metro.Co, in September 13, 2023, Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the notorious Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, has been released from Federal Bureau of Prisons, federal custody in the United States. The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed her release on Wednesday, marking the end of her three-year sentence. Born in the United States but raised in rural Durango, Mexico, Coronel has been a figure closely associated with her husband’s criminal empire, which gained immense power in the 1990s and 2000s in the same region.
Her release from Federal Bureau of Prisons comes after a period of incarceration and legal proceedings that have captured global attention. Emma Coronel Aispuro’s ties to the Sinaloa Cartel run deep. As the daughter of Inés Coronel Barreras, one of Guzman’s trusted lieutenants in the cartel, her family connection to the criminal organization is striking. Barreras is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence in Federal Bureau of Prisons for drug trafficking in Mexico, further underscoring the family’s involvement in the world of narcotics.
Coronel’s early marriage to ‘El Chapo’ in 2007, when she was just 18 years old, thrust her into the limelight. In 2011, she gave birth to Guzman’s twin daughters in California, who hold US citizenship.
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From Beauty Queen to Federal Charges
In news released by News Sky, once a teenage beauty pageant queen in Mexico, Emma Coronel Aispuro’s life took a dramatic turn when she became embroiled in legal troubles. In 2021, she pleaded guilty to federal charges and detained to Federal Bureau of Prisons related to drug trafficking, including conspiracy to traffic cocaine, methamphetamines, and other narcotics. Additionally, she admitted to money laundering and property exchange with a known drug trafficker.
Prosecutors argued that she acted as a courier for her husband’s drug operations. Her plea for leniency in court added yet another layer to the saga surrounding this high-profile case. Emma Coronel Aispuro’s release from Federal Bureau of Prisons now marks a new chapter in her complex and closely-watched legal journey.