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The wife of the largest drug dealer admits in a US court her cooperation with the Sinaloa organization

Emma Coronel, the wife of the world's largest drug dealer, El Chapo Guzmán, will plead guilty and confess Thursday in Washington District Court, in cooperation with the Sinaloa cartel, in drug trafficking operations, in order to obtain the least punishment.

The Argentine newspaper, Infobay, indicated that Emma Coronel faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment in addition to a possible fine of 10 million dollars, after being convicted of drug trafficking.

Marbel Colon Miro, who is leading the defense with Jeffrey Lichtman, told in April that Emma Coronel's case had choices, going to trial, cooperating with the United States in exchange for consideration of a minimum sentence, the latter option being accepted.

The case sparked several speculations, as US federal agents leaked copies to the US press that the defendant had turned herself in and was aware of the charges she faced.

This version of the case puts Emma Coronel and her relatives in jeopardy, regardless of whether it is true or false, because those likely to be affected may retaliate fatally.

On June 5, the defense lawyer told the Argentine newspaper, Onibion, that this month Emma Coronel could cut a deal with US authorities but that unlike other members of the Sinaloa cartel she would not have to provide information or cooperate with the USA.

Emma was arrested on February 22, and the US Department of Justice confirmed that Coronel, 31, who helped the Chapo escape from Altiplano Mexico in 2015, also conspired to smuggle drugs into Mexico.

Emma Coronel revealed that she has been in contact with the authorities of the United States of America since 2017, and has been in contact with officials from the FBI, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and spoke with her for 4 years.

"Ms. Coronel told us about her extradition plans several days before her arrival at Dulles Airport (Virginia), the Department of Justice and the attorneys general were notified of this so that they could prepare what was necessary for her release," one of the anonymous agents said.