A prison official said on September 13 that Emma Coronel Aispuro, the spouse of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, had been freed from a US jail after spending almost two years on drug trafficking and money laundering crimes.
Coronel, a dual citizen of the US and Mexico, expressed sincere regret at her sentencing for her association with Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel and any harm she may have caused.
Guzman, who previously broke out of Mexican prisons, is currently serving a life term at Colorado’s Supermax prison after being found guilty in 2019 of running a criminal organization, selling drugs, and possessing a handgun.
In November 2021, Coronel was given a three-year jail term after pleading guilty to crimes relating to El Chapo’s drug cartel. Along with a $1.5 million forfeiture, her sentence also included four years of supervised release.
“We can confirm Emma Coronel Aispuro was released from the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) today, September 13, 2023,” spokesperson Randilee Giamusso said. “For privacy, safety, and security, the FBOP does not provide additional information on those who are no longer in our custody,” she added.
Coronel was held at a residential reentry management facility in Long Beach, California, according to the prison bureau’s inmate locator.