El Chapo wife released US custody two years prison.
Mexican drug lord El Chapo's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, has been released from a US prison after serving two years of her three-year sentence.
Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, has been released from a United States prison after serving nearly two years of her three-year sentence. The news of her release was confirmed by a spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP), who stated that Coronel was released from a residential reentry management facility in Long Beach, California.
Coronel, who is 34 years old, had been sentenced after pleading guilty to helping run her husband's drug empire. As part of her plea deal, she will now be under four years of supervised release and will also forfeit $1.5 million.
Emma Coronel Aispuro gained public attention during her husband's trial, where she expressed unwavering loyalty to him. Despite this, she also expressed remorse for any harm she may have caused. In 2019, she told the New York Times, "I don't know my husband as the person they are trying to show him as, but rather I admire him as the human being that I met, and the one that I married."
During her sentencing, Coronel asked for forgiveness and expressed regret for her actions. The judge, considering her role as only a small piece in a larger criminal operation, gave her a relatively lenient sentence.
It is important to note that Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is currently serving a life sentence in a maximum security prison in Colorado.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, a former teenage beauty queen and dual Mexican-U.S. citizen, now begins her supervised release after her time in prison. The specifics of her release and her future plans remain private, as the FBOP does not disclose such information for privacy, safety, and security reasons.
Overall, Emma Coronel Aispuro's release from prison marks the end of a chapter in her life that was closely intertwined with her husband's criminal activities. As she moves forward under supervised release, she will have the opportunity to rebuild her life and make amends for any harm caused.