Emma Coronel Aispuro: El Chapo’s wife will be released from a prison in the United States today | ET REALITY



Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, will be released from a US prison on Wednesday, officials said.

Coronel was sentenced to three years in prison in November 2021 after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering charges related to her husband’s narcotics empire. Her sentence also included four years of supervised release and a $1.5 million forfeiture.

“For privacy and security reasons, we are not providing further details on specific release plans,” a spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Prisons told CNN.

Coronel was being held at a Residential Reentry Management facility in Long Beach, California, according to the prison bureau’s inmate locator.

During his sentencing, Coronel, a dual US-Mexican citizen, expressed deep remorse for his involvement with Guzmán and the Sinaloa Cartel and the harm he may have caused.

Guzmán, who twice escaped from prison in Mexico, is serving a life sentence at Colorado’s Supermax prison after being convicted in 2019 of participating in a criminal enterprise, drug trafficking and firearms charges.

Prosecutors called him a “ruthless and bloodthirsty leader” of the Sinaloa cartel.

Members of the cartel, which is still in operation, were sanctioned by the Biden administration in February for their involvement in the illegal and deadly fentanyl and methamphetamine trade, US officials said.

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