- Emma Coronel could be close to reaching an agreement with the United States.
- Chapo’s wife could be reaching a plea deal
- This could bring you certain ‘benefits’
Emma Coronel could be close to reaching an agreement with the US The defender of Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera, is close to reaching a plea agreement with the United States Government, reports Efe.
Lawyer Mariel Colón Miró assured that the agreement for alleged drug distribution could be reached as soon as this month, Efe points out. “We are trying to see how we can reach a plea deal, but it would not include cooperation with the authorities,” Colón said.
Finally free? Emma Coronel could have an agreement with the United States.
He specified that the objective of the agreement is to achieve the least harsh sentence possible for Coronel, who faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, as Judge Robin Meriweather warned the Mexican in a hearing held on February 23.
The United States Department of Justice reported on February 22 the arrest of “Chapo’s” wife, Emma Coronel, 31, and the mother of twins as a result of her relationship with Guzmán Loera, at Dulles International Airport, in Virginia.
Emma Coronel could have ‘benefits’ by agreement with the United States.
After being accused of drug trafficking, Emma Coronel could reach an agreement with the US government, which would result in a lighter sentence and avoid a costly trial for the authorities, says Efe. She is accused of participating in a conspiracy.
This conspiracy would be to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana and import it into the United States. The Mexican was denied bail, says Efe. According to authorities, Emma Coronel could have done ‘more’.
Lawyer says Emma Coronel fears for her life and that of her twins
The authorities also assure that, after El Chapo, a former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, was arrested again in Mexico in January 2016, Coronel helped him plan another prison break, before he was extradited to the United States. in January 2017, Efe points out.
The lawyer for Chapo’s wife also expressed her client’s fear for her life and that of her twins, after the media claimed that she turned herself in to the US authorities after several encounters with federal agents with the aim of being a protected witness.
Will Emma Coronel reach an agreement with the government?
“He is afraid, but more for his daughters. That issue is a delicate one, especially in Mexico. We have said that he can put his life and that of his daughters in danger, “he said. According to the Puerto Rican lawyer, federal prosecutors “are willing” to reach an agreement with Emma Coronel.
In this agreement, Coronel, who was the center of attention during her husband’s trial in New York, acknowledge her role in the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the main criminal organizations in the world. The lawyer stated that it could happen next.
“They have not closed any doors”
“They are open, they have not closed any doors,” he said, adding that they hope that this month a hearing will be scheduled in which his client would plead guilty, after reaching the agreement according to Efe. However, he did not indicate what position or charges he would accept.
The above would be to avoid the trial that would face a life sentence. And while the end of Emma Coronel is being ‘decided, the Mexican authorities extradited Juan Manuel Álvarez Inzunza, known as El Rey Midas and accused of being a financial operator of the Sinaloa Cartel, to the United States, Efe points out.
They arrest the “King Midas” operator of El Chapo
Juan Manuel Álvarez Inzunza, better known as El Rey Midas, was accused of being a financial operator of the Sinaloa Cartel until his arrest in 2016. This Friday the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) of Mexico announced the extradition.
In a statement cited by Efe, the FGR reported that the alleged offender was required by the Federal District Court for the Southern District of California and was handed over to be processed for “his probable responsibility in the crimes of criminal association, against health ( drug trafficking) and money laundering ”.
Supposedly he was laundering money for El Chapo
Juan Manuel Álvarez Inzunza or “El Rey Midas” was part of a criminal organization, in which he “probably” carried out money laundering activities, buying, distributing and importing cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States.
In addition, it is presumed that he provided his services in money laundering for the main leaders of the Sinaloa Cartel, including Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán and Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada. The Mexican authorities also revealed the money that may have been laundered.
How much money could El Chapo have?
According to estimates by the Federal Police during his arrest in 2016, it is believed that he would have laundered between 300 and 400 million dollars annually during the last decade. In addition, the investigations do not rule out their participation in an international money laundering network, Efe points out.
The Sinaloa Cartel is one of the most powerful Mexican criminal organizations and has been led by Ismael “el Mayo” Zambada and Joaquín “el Chapo” Guzmán, captured last January for the third time after two escapes and imprisoned in a maximum security prison .
He was a “ringleader” of drug trafficking
The alleged drug trafficker, who was arrested in March 2016 in the southern state of Oaxaca, was designated on the list of drug trafficking leaders by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Efe points out.
The FGR reported that the delivery of the alleged criminal was made at the International Airport of the City of Toluca, State of Mexico to the US agents designated for his transfer to that country as part of the Extradition Treaty in force between the United States and Mexico.
Emma Coronel will not spend the rest of her life in prison, says her lawyer
Emma Coronel will not spend the rest of her life in prison, according to her lawyer Jeffrey Litchman in an interview with Telemundo. In just 30 days, the wife of Joaquín ‘el Chapo’ Guzmán will know what the next steps will be in her judicial process and what her fate could be before the US authorities, added the defender.
Jeffrey Litchman, who works as Coronel’s lawyer, acknowledged that “everything is on the table”, referring to the options that El Chapo’s wife has, also including possible negotiations with the US government.