The wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán pleaded guilty Thursday to helping her notorious drug lord hubby run his expansive Sinaloa Cartel.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, copped to charges including conspiracy to distribute vast amounts of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana while working for the murderous cartel that her husband ran for years in Mexico.
The former beauty queen, who married El Chapo more than a decade ago, also pleaded guilty to money laundering and engaging in transactions and dealings in properties of a designated significant foreign narcotics trafficker.
She faces life in prison.
Speaking through a Spanish interpreter, Coronel’s only words during the hour-lnog proceeding in Washington, DC federal court were “guilty” to each of the three counts. She also confirmed that she understood she wouldn’t get a more lenient sentence because of her guilty plea.
Prosecutor Anthony Nardozzi said if the case went to trial, the feds would prove through witness testimony and evidence