Emma Coronel, the wife of the Mexican drug trafficker convicted in the United States Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, will face a hearing this Tuesday at 1 pm (Eastern Time) before a judge from the District of Columbia after being arrested on Monday in Dulles International Airport, near the country’s capital.
She is accused of “conspiring” to distribute drugs.
News of his arrest fell like a bomb. And now the expectation grows to know what implications the process will have that awaits Coronel, both for her and for the Sinaloa Cartel, the international criminal organization of which ‘El Chapo’ was in charge.
[El arresto de Emma Coronel evidencia la sospecha de EE.UU. de que ella ayudó a ‘El Chapo’ a manejar el Cártel de Sinaloa]
The FBI suspects that she supported her husband in running this cartel when he was imprisoned in Mexico, before being extradited to the United States in 2017, and that she helped him escape from a maximum security prison in the neighboring country in 2015.
Criminal lawyers consulted by Noticias Telemundo indicate that the charges attributed to him, if confirmed in a judicial sentence, could lead from 10 years in jail even a sentence to life imprisonment.
“The worst scenario for her is go to trial and lose your mind”, Affirmed the lawyer Alfredo Izaguirre. “The judge can give you [una condena] for life as a penalty, “he added.
[“Ella les explicará”: esta carta de ‘El Chapo’ es uno de los elementos que hizo caer a Emma Coronel]