The sentence for Emma Coronel, wife of Chapo Guzmán, has been postponed for a month

Emma Coronel’s sentence has been postponed for a month. The wife of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán remains in ja...

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  • Emma Coronel’s sentence has been postponed for a month.
  • The wife of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán remains in jail.
  • Coronel’s lawyers ask a judge for more time.

The sentence for Emma Coronel, the wife of the Mexican drug dealer Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, has been postponed for a month after the prosecutors of the case and Coronel’s lawyers requested the postponement to a judge, according to information provided by the AP agency and the news site La opinion.

In documents filed in the court’s electronic system, the District of Columbia prosecutor’s office and Coronel’s lawyers submitted a letter to Judge Rudolph Contreras on Friday where they asked that instead of Sept. 15 the sentence be on Oct. 14 or later. Contreras agreed to the request in another document.

GIVE EXPLANATION

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“Due to other obligations that have arisen and the nature of this case, both parties (prosecution and defense) believe that additional time is necessary to adequately prepare for sentencing,” reads the letter from the lawyers and the government. .

The document is signed by attorneys Jeffrey Lichtman and Mariel Colón, who defend Coronel, and attorney Katharine Wagner, who works for the government, so the future of the kingpin’s wife is still uncertain.

Emma Coronel: PLEASED GUILTY

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In June, Coronel pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges after being charged in the United States with helping her husband run a multi-million dollar drug-trafficking empire. The Mexican and American woman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin and marijuana; money laundering and participation in property transactions belonging to a drug trafficker.

Guzmán, one of the most powerful drug traffickers in the world, led the Sinaloa cartel, responsible for trafficking cocaine and other drugs to the United States for more than 25 years. In Mexico, Guzmán became a legend after twice escaping from jail. In 2017, however, he was extradited to the United States and is now serving a life sentence in jail.

Emma Coronel: OFFICIAL RELEASE

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According to the communication medium Proceso, the court indicated the following: “The United States, with the agreement of Jeffrey Litchman and Mariel Colón Miró, attorneys for the defendant Emma Coronel Aispuro, respectfully postpones the scheduled sentencing hearing for 30 days. on September 15, 2021 “.

And in the official document the following is added: “Therefore, the parties (defense and prosecutors) request a 30-day pause that is fulfilled on October 14, 2021 or another date after that day that is in the availability of the Court”.

Emma Coronel: BACKGROUND

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A few days ago it was said that Juan Carlos de la Barrera Vite, former Organized Crime prosecutor and former secretary of study and account of the late Minister Sergio Valls, will spend 15 years in prison for providing information on ministerial investigations to the Sinaloa Cartel.

Magistrates unanimously decided to deny the former official an amparo against the sentence that they imposed on him for organized crime, in the form of crimes against health. The ruling was issued in the last judicial instance, which means that he will remain in prison until 2027. He is currently in a federal prison in Oaxaca.

Emma Coronel: ACCUSATION

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The accusation against the former official is based mainly on the statements of the protected witnesses “Libre” and “X”, who assure that they bribed the former official with a payment of 60 thousand dollars and another of 200 thousand pesos, in exchange for official information about Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán operators.

Both claim that when De la Barrera was a prosecutor, between July and November 2010, he delivered ministerial statements from Sergio Villarreal “El Grande”, operator of the Beltrán Leyva, against the Cabrera Sarabia brothers, operators of “Chapo”. “Libre” is a woman who said she had deposited the 200 thousand pesos on December 1, 2011, although by then de la Barrera was no longer an official and the account to which she made the deposit was in the name of a military man.

AGREEMENT

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After Emma Coronel, the wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, pleaded guilty to various charges against her, her lawyer said they were following a strategy to reach an agreement and her client could leave as soon as possible, from according to information from the news portal Expansión Politica.

Although she charges crimes related to drug trafficking, the lawyer, Mariel Colón Miro, assured that she will not receive a life sentence, but that they seek a negotiation so that the sentence is as short as possible in light of the accusations. Filed Under: Emma Coronel

CONDEMNATION WOULD NOT BE THE SAME

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It would be September 15 when a sentence would be issued for the drug trafficker’s partner, and that he will not pay a sentence equal to that of Guzmán Loera, which is 30 years in prison for various crimes that has been accused in the United States.

In a verbatim way, in a telephone interview, the model’s lawyer said the following: “We are doing everything possible and using all the resources that are in our hands to ensure that this sentence is the lowest.” Filed Under: Emma Coronel

DEFENDING

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In addition, the lawyer assured that the legal team that defends “Chapo” Guzmán, is already looking for all the resources so that they can reduce his sentence and not spend so much time in jail, so they hope that this will happen.

“Our main goal is obviously to return to these little girls their mother, the most important thing is that she comes out of this as least unscathed and as least injured as possible and that she can now go home with the girls, that is the most she wants.” Filed Under: Emma Coronel

EXTREME CONFINEMENT

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The lawyer even insisted once again that the confinement conditions are extreme, to such an extent that she spends 22 hours a day alone in a small cell, and only has two hours to go for a walk in an interior courtyard.

“This is when he can take a bath, talk to his family, and ride a stationary bike. His legs are almost always numb because he has no space, the cell is very small, there are no windows or walls, there is no chance that he can breathe fresh air or see sunlight. So there is not much to do, he spends his time staring at all four walls most of the day, “he said. Filed Under: Emma Coronel

CASE

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As will be recalled, Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, pleaded guilty on Thursday, June 10, to federal criminal charges after being accused in the United States of helping her husband run a multimillion-dollar trafficking empire. of drugs.

In a hearing of more than an hour in Washington, which was also broadcast by telephone, Coronel Aispuro pleaded guilty to three crimes: conspiracy to traffic cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin and marijuana; money laundering and participation in property transactions belonging to a drug trafficker. Filed Under: Emma Coronel

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