Report: The wife of convicted Mexican drug lord, Joaquin "El Chap" Guzman is set to launch a fashion line under her husband's name.
"El Chapo", 61, handed over the rights to his name and signature to a new company, El Chapo Guzman: JGL LLC, which will be run by his 29-year-old wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, an attorney for Guzman, Mariel Colon, confirmed to Fox News.
IMPORTANT NOTE: "This company was formed here in New York. Emma is the president of this LLC," Colon said, stressing that Guzman himself not would make a dime and that his name is not listed on the LLC.
The attorney confirmed that the design process has begun and the plan is to have the first few items ready for purchase by this summer. A federal official also told Fox News that the drug lord has received jailhouse attorney visits to sign the paperwork at his wife's request.
El Chapo and Emma Coronel Aispuro have been married for 11 years and share two 7-year-old twins. El Chapo was convicted in February on drug trafficking, money laundering and firearms possession charges. He was found guilty of conspiring to smuggle large volumes of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine into the United States.
The wife of the former Sinaloa cartel boss took to Instagram to announce her plan to launch the clothing brand. “I have a project for a line of clothing... It is my goal to promote my style and Joaquin’s,” Coronel Aispuro wrote to her approximate 109,000 followers.
She said she planned to release a line of caps, clothing and jackets featuring her husband’s signature as part of the brand’s logo.“This project is an idea Joaquin and I have had for a long time. Before he was in the USA we talked a lot about this topic," Coronel Aispuro told the New York Daily News. "Really, it’s both of our ideas.”
The beauty queen turned mob wife said the inspiration for the brand also came from the couple’s 7-year-old daughters, who visited their father’s trial in December wearing matching white blazers and black bows in their hair.
“We’ll talk a little about both of our ideas — that he has and a touch of mine, obviously. Our greatest inspiration is our daughters,” Coronel Aispuro said.
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