During the trial against Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán that takes place in New York, Emma Coronel has played an important role.
Could Emma Coronel go to prison for complicity with El Chapo?
At the trial, which began in November in the face of severe security measures and was scheduled to last for four months, 52 people have so far testified, including aid workers, DEA agents and the FBI, as well as specialists in drug analysis. documents.
But undoubtedly one of the moments that sparked controversy was when the ex-deputy, Lucero Sánchez, ex-lover of Chapo and known as Chapodiputada, told details of their relationship, from the purchase of marijuana that sent the defendant to his relationship, while he was in the room Emma Coronel, wife of the capo.
With this testimony, the only woman who has testified and who is in prison like most of these witnesses, the Office of the Public Prosecutor even made love messages between Sánchez and Guzmán Loera, while Coronel remained undaunted and other witnesses also involved her in various crimes.
Such is the case of Dámaso López Núñez, alias "El Licenciado", one of the main lieutenants of the gang in the Sinaloa Cartel, who incriminated Emma Coronel in the escape of her husband from the Altiplano prison in 2015.
According to the testimony, Coronel acted as a messenger, along with the sons of Guzmán Loera.
"El Licenciado" indicated that Coronel had several meetings with him and the children of Guzmán to give them the messages of the capo in order to coordinate their flight, which took place in July 2015 through a tunnel of almost 1.5 kilometres long. he connected his cell with a property acquired by his cartel partners.
López Núñez recalled that he met Coronel again in 2016 after Guzmán was reappeared in January of that year and sent to a jail in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
Faced with these accusations, it remains in the air if Emma Coronel could be formally accused of a crime and if she could be in prison, for being an accomplice of the Chapo.
According to the New York Journal, "it is unknown if the authorities will persecute the only person in the family of the Mexican drug trafficker who can currently go to the Federal Court in Brooklyn."
The newspaper said that "Coronel would have at least three protections in Mexico, a document that would protect her from being detained for specific crimes, but it is unknown whether it would cover the leak as such, a crime for which several people were arrested, including the former lawyer. of Guzmán Loera ".
The publication added that it is also unknown "if the ex-beauty queen would be persecuted by US authorities."