Mexican drug lord El Chapo’s wife Emma Coronel who was sentenced to three years in prison on drug trafficking-related charges would be released today.
The 34-year-old was sentenced to three years in prison in 2021 after pleading guilty to three counts of helping the Sinaloa drug cartel, including conspiracy to launder money and distribute illegal drugs.
Her sentence was later reduced after Coronel had quickly accepted responsibility and agreed to forfeit nearly $1.5 million of proceeds to the US from her criminal activity.
The Bureau of Prisons said on its website it would release Coronel on Wednesday from a low-security confinement institution in Los Angeles.
In court, she admitted to acting as a courier between Guzman, who led the cartel, while he was being held in prison, and other organization members.
Coronel was also given a further two years of supervised release.
Coronel has two daughters with Guzman, whom she met when she was young and married in 2007 at age 18.