Judge Rudolph Contreras also imposed a special assessment fine of $300 on each of the three counts to which she pleaded guilty.
Coronel spoke in court before knowing her fate and expressed deep remorse for her involvement with Guzman and the Sinaloa gang and the harm she may have caused to US citizens. She took full responsibility and begged the judge to consider her nine-year-old twin children, who will be forced to grow up with one parent when imposing her sentence.
Prosecutors requested 48 months in prison, nine months below minimum sentencing guidelines, five years supervised release and $1.5 million in forfeiture, after reviewing a several factors, including the fact that they considered her role in the conspiracy minimal and supportive of her husband, that she had a full release of responsibility quickly after her arrest, saving her time and resources. government in preparatory hearings, and she has no criminal record.
The judge went under the prosecutor’s recommendation because he considered not only those factors but also that she met Guzman when she was a minor, 17, and married him at 18.
At the end of the hearing, the judge told Coronel, “Good luck. Hope you raise your twins in a different environment than you’ve been through up until today. Good luck.”
The judge will recommend where she will serve her time. The defense asked if it was possible she was being held near Los Angeles, where she lives with her daughters.
She pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute heroin, cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine for import into the United States; conspiracy to launder monetary instruments; and violated the Kingpin Act by engaging in the dealings and sales of the property of her husband, a substantial overseas drug dealer designated by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. main United States.