The Sentencing Of Emma Coronel, The Wife Of Drug Trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, Postponed

New York – The sentencing of Emma Coronel, the wife of Mexican drug trafficker Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, has been postponed a month after prosecutors in the case and Coronel’s lawyers asked a judge to postpone it.

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

“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 prepare adequately 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.

In June, Coronel pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges after being charged in the United States with helping her husband run a multibillion-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 escaping from jail twice. In 2017, however, he was extradited to the United States and is now serving a life sentence in jail.

Colonel is incarcerated in Virginia.


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