El Chapo’s glam wife to serve three-year sentence in minimum security prison

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El Chapo's glam wife has been transferred to a minimum security prison to serve the remainder of her three-year jail sentence.

Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of cocaine kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, was sent to Fort Worth in Texas after being jailed for drug trafficking and money laundering offences.

Coronel was sentenced to three years in prison back in November where she agreed to forfeit nearly $1.5 million.

She said: "My daughters are the most important motive for which I accept my mistakes and I ask for forgiveness for them.

"I don't want my daughters to grow up without their mother."

In words spoken to Coronel at court, Judge Rudolph Contreras said: "I hope you raise your twins in a different environment than you've experienced to date. Good luck."

Coronel was also sentenced to four years supervised release, The Sun reported.

Her three-year prison term was a year less than what prosecution teams had asked of Judge Contreas, with the 32-year-old pleading guilty to three counts of conspiring to distribute illegal drugs in June 2021.

El Chapo's wife pleaded guilty to knowingly and wilfully conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine for a period of at least six years.

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Another plea from Coronel saw her admit to conspiring to help her husband escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.

Before entering her plea, prosecutor Anthony Nardozzi told Judge Contreras that if the case went to trial then "the government would prove each of the three counts in the information by a variety of means.

"Those would include witness testimony, evidence generated by law enforcement investigation, and other means."

The former beauty queen reportedly showed no emotion throughout the hearing, and confirmed to the judge that she understood the charges and the repercussions of a guilty plea.

She said: "Everything is clear."

Coronel was initially arrested in February 2021 at Dulles International Airport in Virginia after a two-year investigation.

Investigating officers allege that Coronel relayed messages between 2012 and 2014 for her husband about his drug trafficking cartel to smugglers in the Sinaloa cartel.

FBI court documents show the US-born Coronel and members of her family were involved in the cartel's trafficking activities.

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