Former beauty queen faces lengthy prison time for helping her husband run Mexico’s violent Sinaloa drug cartel.
The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has pleaded guilty in federal court to helping her husband run the Sinaloa cartel of smugglers.
Clad in a green prison jumpsuit and wearing a white face mask, Emma Coronel Aispuro appeared in United States District Court in Washington, DC, on Thursday.
She pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiring to distribute illegal drugs, conspiring to launder money and engaging in financial dealings with the Sinaloa drug cartel.
As part of her plea agreement, she admitted to helping her husband escape from a Mexican prison in 2015.
Coronel faces a potential life sentence for the drug distribution charge. The