El Chapo's wife facing life in prison and $10m fine as she is ordered to remain in US jail

El Chapo's wife facing life in prison and $10m fine as she is ordered to remain in US jail

The government's case is helped by an informant, codenamed Cooperating Witness 1, who testified that they were given $100,000 by Coronel to help Guzman's escape from prison when he was recaptured in 2016. The informant claims Coronel met with them and asked for assistance with the plot. Court documents say: "Cooperating Witness 1 told me Coronel agreed to help facilitate Guzman to escape from Altiplano via an underground tunnel." The witness also claims that Coronel oversaw a $2 million plan to bribe Mexico's head of prisons to send Guzman from a prison in Ciudad Juarez back to Altiplano. Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years in 2019, and is currently serving his sentence at the federal supermax prison in Colorado. El Chapo has been accused of earning $14 billion during his career by smuggling up to 200 tons of drugs across the US border. Coronel met Guzman when she was a young beauty queen, and married him in 2007 at age 18. The couple went on to have twin daughters. She has remained fiercely loyal to her …
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