Beauty queen and wife of Mexican drug lord sentenced to prison

Emma Coronel Aispuro was sentenced to prison for drug trafficking Coronel Aispuro was sentenced to three years in prison. Reported by Reuters.

On Tuesday, November 30, the US Capital District of Columbia court sentenced the 32-year-old wife of a Mexican drug lord to prison for drug trafficking and money laundering after pleading guilty to assisting Sinaloa.

According to the story , before sentencing, Ispuro appealed to US District Judge Rudolph Contreras to show clemency. “With all due respect, I appeal to you today to express my sincere regret for any harm I may have caused, and I ask you and all citizens of this country to forgive me,” she said.

Despite the remorse of the criminal, the judge sentenced her to three years in prison. In addition, after her release, she will be under the supervision of law enforcement agencies for another four years. Contreras also ordered the confiscation of Ispuro's funds in the amount of $ 1.5 million (110.7 million rubles).

Emma Coronel Aispuro was detained in February at Washington Dulles International Airport. On the charges brought against her in the United States, she could face up to 10 years in prison, but the judge commuted the sentence, taking into account the fact that she is the only guardian of her two nine-year-old daughters in connection with her husband's life imprisonment.

In July In 2019, an American court sentenced 62-year-old drug lord Joaquin Guzman, also known as El Chapo (“shorty”), to life without parole and another 30 years in prison. The Mexican was convicted of drug trafficking. In addition to a prison sentence, El Chapo was also ordered to pay $ 12 billion (887.6 billion rubles).