Where Is El Chapo’s Wife Now? What Happened To Her?

The story of El Chapo is well-known to many of us. El Chapo (real name: Joaquin Guzman) was once known as the most wanted criminal by law enforcement. The head of the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico and El Chapo controlled most of the drug supply to the United States. Despite having escaped maximum-security prisons twice, he is serving a life sentence. 

Many puzzled over whether his significant other, Emma Coronel Aispuro, had anything to do with her husband’s business dealings for quite a while. 

What Happened To Emma Coronel Aispuro? 

Coronel admitted that while Joaquin Guzmán was in prison, he served as a courier for other Sinaloa cartel members. 

After pleading guilty to assisting the Sinaloa drug cartel, Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, who is currently in prison, received a sentence of three years in prison in the United States. 

Coronel, 32, pleaded with US District Judge Rudolph Contreras for mercy before her Washington federal court sentence. 

She spoke through an interpreter in Spanish, “With all due respect, I address you today to express my true regret for any harm that I may have done, and I ask that you and all the citizens of this country forgive me.” 

She went on to say that because she was Guzmán’s wife, she was concerned that the judge might find it difficult to forgive her. She continued, “I pray that you do not do that. Perhaps, for this reason, you need to be harder on me.” 

In June, Coronel entered a guilty plea to three charges:

Participating in financial dealings with the Sinaloa drug cartel, Conspiring to distribute illegal drugs and Conspiring to launder money. 

The other day, federal prosecutors requested that Coronel be sentenced to four years in prison and forfeit $1.5 million as part of her punishment. 

“The defendant’s actual role was minimal, even though the defendant’s conduct had a significant overall effect. Federal prosecutor Anthony Nardozzi stated, “The defendant acted primarily in support of her husband.” 

He mentioned that she “quickly accepted responsibility for her criminal conduct” following her arrest. 

Coronel, a former beauty queen, born in the United States and married Guzmán when she was a teenager, was arrested in February at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington. Together, she and Guzman have twin girls who are nine years old. 

Coronel admitted to serving as a courier between Guzmán and other Sinaloa cartel members as part of her plea deal with prosecutors. This occurred while Guzmán was held in Mexico’s Altiplano prison following his arrest in 2014. 

Guzman utilized those correspondences to design his 2015 break from jail through an underground passage worked by the cartel prompting the shower in his cell. 

In January 2016, the drug lord was re-captured, and a year later, he was extradited to the United States. 

In February 2019, he was found guilty of drug trafficking, conspiracy, kidnapping, and murder, among other charges, and he was later given a life sentence. 

Tuesday, Coronel’s attorney emphasized that she deserved mercy because she fell into the drug trade as a minor. 

“When she was a minor, she met Joaquin Guzmán, and she married him on her 18th birthday when she was 17 years old,” stated defence attorney Jeffrey Lichtman, who also represented Guzmán in his US trial three years ago. 

Lichtman said that Coronel is now in danger after unidentified law enforcement sources informed the media that she was working with the government. 

He stated, “I’m not sure she could ever return home.” 

Contreras considered her background and the fact that she will be the sole caretaker for her children as a result of her husband’s life sentence when weighing the sentence. 

The judge wished her success at the end of the hearing. I wish you the best as you raise your twins in a different environment than this one. 

Where is Emma Coronel Aispuro currently? 

Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was moved from an undisclosed location to a minimum-security Texas prison.

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