Emma Coronel, the kingpin's wife, was neck deep in helping him in escape prison in 2015 thru a tunnel dug into the shower of his cell. She brought messages from him to his allies on how to do it & may have snuck a GPS in watch to him that guided the diggers.
But this is the most damaging testimony against her yet, implicating her clearly in crimes. She has not been charged.
The sons were to buy a plot of land near the prison & a watch w/a GPS locator that would pinpoint Chapo's location. The trick was getting the watch to Chapo. Damaso never said how that happened but only Emma was mentioned as having visited him in prison.
But it's remarkable that Chapo's wife, sitting in a federal courtroom watching all of this, has been placed in the very heart of two prison break conspiracies.
"Go easy on the thing with the three intellectuals."
Neither Chapo's lawyers nor the United States attorney's office in Brooklyn are commenting about the situation.
Yesterday, as Chapo's mistress took the witness stand in drab blue prison garb, Emma showed up in court wearing a garnet velvet smoking jacket that just so happened to exactly match the one Chapo was wearing.
The text messages also showed that she at the very least abetted Chapo's escape from a joint FBI-Mexican raid in 2012 at a safe house in Los Cabos.
When Jorge Cifuentes, a Colombian ally, walked past the kingpin leaving the courtroom, he crossed both his arms over his chest and pumped them back and forth.
The one witness they didn't have to worry about was the young IT guy who betrayed Chapo, Christian Rodriguez. He walked out of the courtroom avoiding Chapo's gaze.