Under an agreement with U.S. prosecutors, Emma Coronel Aispuro will likely be sentenced to at best 108 to 135 months in prison.
Emma Coronel Aispuro is scheduled to appear in court in Washington on Thursday to admit her role in her husband’s criminal activities.
Drug enforcement agents had long tried to solve the mystery of “El Padrino,” a shadowy, powerful force. They’ve now identified him as Salvador Cienfuegos, Mexico’s defense chief from 2012 to 2018.
Genaro García Luna once served in a presidential cabinet and as the head of Mexico’s equivalent of the F.B.I. He was indicted in New York on charges of taking bribes while in office.