The 62-year-old Mexican, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has been formally sentenced to life in prison. Despite the fact that visitations are allowed, he will no longer be able to see his beauty-queen wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, due to security reasons because in the past, El Chapo successfully staged two escapes from Mexican jails. The lovebirds are now allowed to speak over the phone, or through previewed video exchanges.
The Judge said “there was “a mountain-load of evidence” showing Guzmán’s guilt. Guzman also was sentenced to 30 additional years and ordered to forfeit $12.6 billion based on the gravity of his crimes.
El Chapo who did not testify during his trial, broke his silence when he was being sentenced. He said through a Spanish interpreter: “My case was stained and you denied me a fair trial when the whole world was watching. When I was extradited to the United States, I expected to have a fair trial, but what happened was exactly the opposite.”