In a lawsuit where the role of lovers – the accused and even his lawyer – was awaiting the impressions of one of the world's most powerful drug addicts, Lusero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez did not disappoint on Thursday. Sanchez Lopez, whose summary includes an intriguing mix that includes being a legislator from the Mexican state of Sinaloa, the drug trafficker and lover of the supposed King Joaquin El Capo Guzman, stood in the blue uniform. Recently in her testimony, when they asked him what relationship she and Guusman had, he delivered the line of the day: "Well, I thought we were a couple to this day, I'm confused."
This has prompted a Gusman's wife. , Emma Coronel Aispa, who was sitting in the courtroom impassively and attending almost every day of the trial to laugh.
At another point in the testimony, Sanchez Lopez, she always tried to keep him happy. she said, fell in love with the king who was 32 years older. ̵
After years of denying any connection with Guzman, the former Mexican MP pours out details of his relationship with the Brooklyn Federal District Court. She also describes the complicated steps she has taken to deliver and launder drug money when she joins the Sinaloa operation.
Sanchez Lopez said she first met Guzman in 2010 and became his lover in 2011 when she was only 22. She entered the drug world, she said. Her role in Sinaloa's operation, she said, was to "gather marijuana in the mountains of Durango, Sinaloa."
Guzman told his young lover that there would be "no one else" to handle the marijuana shipments.
Sanchez Lopez said he and Guzman will talk and write on phones that are exchanged every two weeks to avoid detection. They saw up to five times a month. She will seek marijuana for her boss and lover in Durango and Sinaloa, where she becomes youngest in 2014 at the age of 24.
Sanchez Lopez said he was sending packages of 10 pounds (20 pounds). ) each so that it can fit on an airplane. "He will ask me for" 3 B: Buena, Bonita and Barata "(" good, nice and cheap ")," she said. She said the marijuana supplies she worked with had grown to over 400 pounds. A witness, Sanchez Lopez became a man who sometimes feared Gusman's fear and tried to show his loyalty to him.
She said she told Guzman she was enjoying the drug business. At least I feel useful, "she ordered once. "I had my reasons," she said, "first of all, so I did not think I would pull it out. Secondly, I did not want my brothers and sisters to participate, as he had tried before.
Sanchez Lopez said she and Guzman had lived together for some time, and she was a "housewife."
Sanchez Lopez pleads guilty to federal drug charges in Washington after he was arrested in the United States in 2017. She is awaiting sentences and is facing prison life Prosecutors are trying to look at Guzman for 17 trafficking cases drugs.
The former legislator confirmed long-standing rumors that he was with Guzman when he escaped from Mexico's authorities in 2014. The drug lord avoided them by retreating to a tunnel at his home in Sinaloa, then contacted with other tunnels
Sanchez Lopez said that Guzman had fled a tunnel in about an hour trying to escape the authorities. She was charged in a federal court in San Diego in 2017 with a conspiracy to distribute cocaine. n. Sanchez Lopez told the authorities that he was afraid of his life in Mexico, where he received threats of death.
A criminal complaint shows that wiretaps show that Sanchez Lopez has been in contact with the cartel for drug delivery and laundering. Although she strongly denied interviews with media with any contact with cartels and even knowing about Guzman, the criminal complaint against the San Diego lawsuit against her claims that Sanchez Lopez confessed that he was his informant friend. She has long been the subject of speculation in Mexico, where she has made headlines after using false identification to visit him in jail. She denied the accusation, but the videos from the prison observation cameras showed she had handed them the counterfeit documents. in Sinaloa. She also denied the allegations raised by Ramos that she had become a major financial supporter of Sinaloa's drug operations. She refused to answer when Ramos asked her if she knew Guzman, saying she would respond to rumors in time.
San Diego's government-appointed lawyer, Francisco Verdugo, told a San Diego banquet that the arrest of the US authorities caught Sanchez Lopez by surprise. "Neither we nor we had any idea that it was under investigation," in the United States, Verdugo said. "If she had, she would not go there."
Sanchez Lopez was only the last old lover to appear in the Guzman process. Earlier in the proceedings Prosecutors witnessed to reveal details of Guzman's telephone calls and exchanges of texts with various women.
who was the lover of Guusman and his active partner in drug trafficking. Witnesses also said that Guzman relied on spyware to monitor the communications of his lovers and his wife who was actively present in the process. Coronel is not allowed to visit or have direct communication with Guzman for security reasons.
The drama in the courtroom on Thursday is only the last of the incident in the El Chapo case. On Tuesday, a former Guzman assistant testifies that former Mexican President Enrique Penya Nieto has received up to $ 100 million bribes from Sinaloa's cartel before leaving his post last year. a cross-examination of witness Alex Cifuenstes, who worked as Secretary of Guzman. Cifuentes works with the US government in 2016 when he first mentioned the prosecution charge against bribery. He argues that Nieto's alleged bribery occurred in October 2012.
Nieto's spokesperson called the alleged "bribery and defamation" bribe when it first appeared in the process earlier, according to the Associated Press. Click here to get FOX NEW APP
During earlier testimony, Cifuentes said another former Mexican president, Felipe Calderon from Mexico, was bribed by the cartel. Lique Nieto, Calderon also denied the charges against bribery.
Judge Brian Kogan signaled he wanted to limit what he said in court about alleged bribery, saying there was a "mountain" of information, but "no evidence" to prove allegations. Defense Attorney Geoffrey Lichtman said prosecutors could "try to protect the Mexican government."
Martha Dahnys and the Associated Press contributed to this report.