The judge went below the recommendation made by prosecutors as he considered not only those factors but also that she met Guzman when she was a minor, 17 años, and married him at 18.
At the end of the hearing the judge said to Coronel, “Buena suerte. Hope you raise your twins in a different environment than what you have experienced until today. Good luck.”
The judge will recommend where she will serve her time. The defense asked if it was possible she be imprisoned near Los Angeles where she lives with her daughters.
, a dual US-Mexican citizen
, fue detenido in February at Dulles International Airport and remained detained pending trial
She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaína, marijuana and methamphetamine for importation into the US; conspiracy to launder monetary instruments; and violating the Kingpin Act by engaging in transactions and dealings in property of her husband, a significant foreign narcotics trafficker designated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury.
Coronel’s attorney Jeffrey Lichtman said the sentence reflected his client’s involvement.
“Her role was simply to be the wife, that’s what her role was period,” Lichtman said.
“The guidelines reflect somebody who’s involved in a very large conspiracy of which they’re a very tiny person and that’s what the facts show. That’s what the judge saw. It’s what the government saw. We’ve been saying this from the beginning. That’s why the guidelines were as low as they were,” él agregó.
Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 años
en 2019 for engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise as well as drug trafficking and firearms charges as leader of the murderous Sinaloa Cartel
. He is currently being held at a supermax prison in Florence