El Chapo’s wife Emma Coronel Aispuro pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring and helping drug cartel leader, Joaquin Guzman, in his narcotics trafficking and prison escapes.
The 31-year-old admitted guilt in all three counts of conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and meth, conspiring to launder money, and engaging in transactions and dealing with narcotics.
The judge asked her whether she was under the influence of drugs during court proceedings in DC, and she replied that she was not.
She also confirmed being aware of her rights and the consequences of her plea. She also signed a waiver of a jury trial.
“The defendant conspired with others including Guzman’s son to facilitate Mr. Guzman’s escape from custody,” the prosecutor said.
“Coronel grew up with knowledge of the narcotics trafficking industry, and married Guzman when she was a teenager,” her affidavit read.
“Coronel knows and understands the Sinaloa Cartel is the most prolific cartel in Mexico. She was aware of multi-ton cocaine shipments, multi-kilo heroin production, multi-ton marijuana shipments, and ton quantity meth shipments.”
El Chapo is serving a life sentence at the US most secure prison: Colorado’s Supermax.