El Chapo's female confidant 'La Patrona' is set to plead guilty to overseeing his empire

Mail Online | 5/15/2019 | Adry Torres For Dailymail.com
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A Mexican woman who allegedly oversaw the finances of El Chapo's billion dollar drugs empire is set to plead guilty in a United States federal court later in May.

Guadalupe Fernández Valencia is alleged to have been the highest-ranking female in Joaquín ''El Chapo'' Guzmán's Sinaloa Cartel.

Fernández - Valencia - Patrona - Meaning - Boss

Fernández Valencia was nicknamed 'La Patrona' - meaning 'The Boss' - and federal investigators allege she was part of the cartel's scheme to use airplanes, submarines, vehicles and tunnels to sneak huge amounts of drugs into the U.S.

The 58-year-old was indicted by a Chicago court in 2014 and charged with trafficking cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and marijuana. She was also accused of money laundering.

February - Culiacan - City - Mexican - State

She was arrested in February 2016 in Culiacan, a city in the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, and extradited to the Chicago in November 2017.

Fernández Valencia fell in the crosshairs of the U.S. government well before the Mexican federal police apprehended her, as she was placed in the notorious 'kingpin' list. That means any assets that she owns in the U.S. territory can be seized.

Sinaloa - Cartel - Drugs - Quantities

The Sinaloa Cartel is alleged to have distributed drugs in wholesale quantities in the...
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