El chapo’s wife wants to make a ‘Chapo’ fashion brand

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Jurors at El Chapo trial hear him on intercepted phone calls
In this undated photo provided by the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, left, poses with an unidentified man. Testimony continued in the trial of Mexican drug lord on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, as jurors heard recordings of his phone calls intercepted after the FBI hacked his cartel's encrypted communications system. (United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York)

The wife of convicted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has launched an appeal to fashion designers to propose designs for a clothing line named after her husband.

Emma Coronel posted a message on her Instagram account this week saying “I invite clothing designers who are starting out and who want to join the project, to work with me.”

Coronel has dubbed the line “El Chapo Guzman: JGL,” but she has had a little trouble registering her husband’s name as a trademark.

Authorities say the fact that it’s the name of a criminal “violates public order, morality and good manners.”

She has also struggled with exactly what contribution to fashion could be made by a short, stocky man who was best known for fleeing through sewers in a filthy tank-top T-shirt.

Cartel turncoat says El Chapo tried to have him killed
CORRECTS LAST OF ATTORNEY TO BALAREZO FROM BALAZERO – In this courtroom sketch Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, center, sits next to his defense attorney Eduardo Balarezo, left, for opening statements as Guzman’s high-security trial gets underway in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Guzman pleaded not guilty to charges that he amassed a multi-billion-dollar fortune smuggling tons of cocaine and other drugs in a vast supply chain that reached New York, New Jersey, Texas and elsewhere north of the border. The infamous Mexican drug lord has been held in solitary confinement since his extradition to the United States early last year. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

Coronel wrote that “my goal is to project my style and Joaquin’s, but to please everybody.”

Coronel urged aspiring designers to write to Mariel Colon Miro, her designated representative for the undertaking.

Colon Miro wrote Thursday that “we have received a lot of responses from designers who are interested in forming part of the project. We are very happy with the response.”

El Chapo was found guilty in February of murder conspiracy charges, drug trafficking, money laundering and firearms possession.

He’s awaiting sentencing and could spend the rest of his life in prison.

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