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Emma Coronel says solitude tormenting kingpin husband, while lawyer claims El Chapo open to deal

October 12, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Emma Coronel says solitude tormenting kingpin husband, while lawyer claims El Chapo open to deal

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Emma Coronel Aispuro, the wife of Joaquin ‘El Chapo” Guzman, claims her husband has experienced physical and emotional deterioration in seclusion since he’s been behind bars, which has undermined the health of the infamous drug lord

Guzman awaits a judge’s decision on his possible extradition to the United States in a
maximum security prison just south of El Paso, Texas, in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, where he remains under 24-hour strict security protocol following his 2015 prison escape.

In an interview with EL Diario de Chihuahua, the former beauty queen, and wife of the Mexican drug lord denounced what she called a constant violation of her husband’s human rights due to the conditions of his incarceration including being forced to spend 24 hours a day on lockdown and confined only to his cell.

“He spends 24 hours a day locked in a cell of four square meters, depressed, alone, without seeing sunlight and only thinking of how the legal process will end, which could be concluded with possible extradition to the United States.”

Emma Coronel also revealed that the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel is aware the government of Mexico suspects his sons Ivan and Alfredo are responsible for the Sept.30th ambush on a military convoy which killed five soldiers and wounded 10 others by cartel gunmen.

El Chapo’s wife said it’s “exhausting to see how her husband remains in an increasingly dangerous situation” and realises the toll it has taken every time she visits him in prison.

“He is no longer the same; my husband has signs of depression, from his constant isolation and psychological torture he is put through, He looks increasingly listless,” Emma Coronel told the local newspaper after leaving the federal prison.

Emma Coronel also said that El Chapo writes letters from his prison cell to their twin daughters both, which “helps him imagine having someone around, not to feel empty.”

She also assured the local media that, on occasion, the accused told him “that would like to talk to another inmate, no matter who, just to communicate with someone.”

Meanwhile, an attorney for El Chapo recently reiterated past statements that his client would be willing to cut a deal with U.S. federal prosecutors.

Justice Department officials seem to have kicked the legal gears up a notch, which some see as an indication the transfer of “El Chapo” to the U.S. could soon become reality.

Jose Refugio Rodriguez told El Universal that although El Chapo’s attorneys intend to exhaust all legal remedies in an effort to prevent his client’s extradition, Guzman’s legal team is prepared to begin negotiations with U.S. prosecutors.

Rodriguez said his client would accept culpability for offenses filed against him in the U.S. in return for provisions ensuring Guzman would not be held in a maximum security facility such as AFC Florence, the so-called supermax prison in Colorado where he would be deprived of seeing sunlight or contact with other inmates.

“Mr. Guzman suggested to me the possible option of reaching an agreement with the United States government to consent to the extradition if provisions were met,” Rodriguez said, adding, “our job is to ensure he spends the least amount of time in prison as possible.”

However, Peter Vincent, a former legal adviser at the US Department of Homeland Security, recently told Business Insider the guarantees El Chapo seeks maybe too ambitious for U.S. federal prosecutors without some sort of cooperation agreement.

Given El Chapo’s storied history in the drug trafficking business as the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, the world’s most powerful drug trafficking organization, makes him the ultimate jackpot of intelligence.

“The government has no interest whatsoever in negotiating for any leniency vis à vis Chapo Guzmán,” Vincent said, adding “But what Guzman can and is most likely do is negotiate a deal preventing the prosecution of certain family members either in Mexico or the United States by cooperating and turning against some of his top lieutenants.”

“For all the bravado, the tough talk and all of their viciousness, every single one of these guys ultimately snitch and provide information to law enforcement and intelligence agencies that compromise ongoing operations, activities and locations of their colleagues, cohorts, and lieutenants.”

Mexican officials gave no clear indication when a decision on “El Chapo’s” fate will be reached and he could still appeal the ruling.

However, one law enforcement source out of Brooklyn’s Eastern District Court, El Chapo’s likeliest destination told JammedUp News they hoped to have El Chapo in U.S. custody before the end of the year.

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