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Could face life in prison, Emma Coronel will remain in detention

Could face life in prison, Emma Coronel will remain in detention (INSTAGRAM)

Could face life in prison, Emma Coronel will remain in detention | INSTAGRAM

Just yesterday afternoon, Emma Coronel was detained by official agents at the airport in Virginia, in the United States, immediately afterwards, a first hearing was summoned, which has just ended, just a few minutes ago.

In this first hearing of Emma Coronel, wife of Joaquin Guzman Loera, the most famous and wanted trafficker of psychotropic substances in Mexico and the United States, it was specified that for the moment he will continue detained while the investigations continue and the trial against him begins.

Likewise, it was Judge Robin Meriweather, of the District Court of Washington, DC, who indicated that Coronel faces charges for drug trafficking and that he could reach between 10 years and the maximum sentence of life imprisonment, if found guilty of the charges for which she is accused.

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For his part, a legal expert explained to important media that Coronel was arrested because there are enough elements and the accusations are considered serious, but the temporary detention allows prosecutors to better prepare the case with witnesses and a grand jury, this himself, was in turn confirmed in the recently held hearing.

On the other hand, before starting the high-profile hearing, Emma received clear specifications from the judge: “If the grand jury does not reach a formal accusation, you also have the right to a preliminary hearing.”

It should be mentioned that, due to the level of the accusations, the prosecutor Anthony Nardozzi justified the temporary detention, although he said that the Prosecutor’s Office is open to proposing a bail package at any time by the defense team, composed of lawyers Jeffrey Litchman and Mariel Colón, who needs to be mentioned, did not say a single word in this first hearing.

Later, the wife of the Sinaloan businessman was specified the accusations for which she was detained, and aware of the situation, Coronel is in the Alexandria City prison, in the state of Virginia.

And with these exact words the specifications were made: “There is a criminal complaint against him … he is accused of conspiring to distribute cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, marijuana,” Coronel was told.

“An accusation of aiding and inciting has been leveled against him. If he is found guilty, he could be sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life imprisonment “, they were added to the aforementioned specifications, in addition, Guzmán Loera’s wife could also be sentenced to pay a fine of around $ 10 million dollars, coupled with the prison sentence.

It is important to mention that Coronel spoke at various times in the audience, however, he only limited himself to responding with short sentences, for her part, Emma sounded calm and confident, even when the judge asked if she was in a position to understand the process against him, responding: “I understood everything very well, thank you.”

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Although the Department of Justice mentions a letter and statements that they could support the investigation against Coronel, the accusations are focused on international trafficking of different illicit substances to the United States.

So far, there is no specified date for a new hearing, but the defense and prosecutors could agree on it in the next few days, rejecting the judge’s suggestion to do it in two weeks.

The arrest warrant against Coronel was released with the support of an affidavit from FBI agent Eric S. McGuire, “I have been a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since February 2010… I have witnessed during a series of proceedings judicial, I have carried out physical and electronic surveillance, I have managed confidential sources… I have interviewed hundreds of defendants, witnesses and informants who have direct knowledge of international smuggling and money laundering ”, he indicated.