Wife of Mexican drug kingpin, El Chappo sentenced

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Emma Coronel Aispuro, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s wife, was sentenced to three years in prison just over two years after her husband was sentenced to life in prison.
According to Reuters, Aispuro was sentenced to three years in prison by a US judge “after she pleaded guilty to assisting the Sinaloa drug cartel.”

Federal prosecutors reportedly sought a four-year prison sentence and a $1.5 million forfeiture after Aispuro pleaded guilty to distributing illegal drugs, conspiring to launder money, and engaging in financial dealings with the Sinaloa drug cartel.
Aispuro was eventually sentenced to three years in prison, and according to federal prosecutor Anthony Nardozzi, her sentence reflects the minor role she played in her husband’s much larger operation.