The wife of notorious drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was released from a federal halfway house in Long Beach following her prison term for drug trafficking and money laundering.
Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 34-year-old who was a former beauty queen and dual U.S. and Mexico citizen, was released Wednesday from the Long Beach residential reentry management facility, according to federal Bureau of Prisons records.
She pleaded guilty to federal charges and was sentenced in November 2021 to three years in prison for her activities relating to El Chapo’s operations. She is expected to spend four years on supervised release.
She was charged with conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Additionally, she pleaded guilty to a money-laundering conspiracy charge and engaging in transactions with a foreign narcotics trafficker.
She was initially handed a sentence of up to 10 years. However, because she had no prior criminal record, she was given four years of supervised release instead.
At 17, she met El Chapo and married him on her 18th birthday in 2007. They share twin daughters.
Her husband remains imprisoned in Colorado, serving a life sentence for his operation of the Sinaloa drug cartel.