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The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman plead guilty in US federal court for helping her husband run the Sinaloa smuggler cartel.
At a district court in Washington D.C., Emma Coronel Aispuro was found guilty of three counts of conspiring to distribute illegal drugs, conspiring to launder money, and engaging in financial dealings with the Sinaloa drug cartel.
She also admitted to helping her husband escape from a Mexican prison in 2015 as part of her plea agreement.
Asides from facing a potential life sentence for the drug distribution charge, Aispuro faces two other counts against her carry maximum prison terms of 20 years and ten years.
US District Judge Rudolph Contreras set a tentative sentencing date of September 15.
The 31-year-old former beauty queen was arrested in February at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on allegations she had relayed messages to help Guzman traffic drugs from 2012 to early 2014.
She kept delivering messages while visiting him in a Mexican prison following his arrest in February 2014.
The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman pleaded guilty to charges in the U.S. and admitted that she helped her husband run his criminal empire. Emma Coronel Aispuro pleaded guilty to three federal offenses as part of a plea deal. https://t.co/Um7Aa9YazV