Wife of 'El Chapo' leaves courthouse after guilty verdict
Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of the world's most infamous cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, left a Brooklyn federal courthouse on Tuesday (February 12) shortly after a jury found her husband guilty of running a violent gang that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States.
Guzman, 61, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, was found guilty on all 10 counts. He faces a possible sentence of life in prison at a proceeding the judge scheduled for June 25.
Guzman sat and showed no emotion while the verdict was read. Once the jury left the room, he and Coronel put their hands to their hearts and gave each other the thumbs up sign. His wife shed tears.
Guzman, whose nickname means "Shorty," was extradited to the United States for trial in 2017 after he was arrested in Mexico the year before.