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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 29th, 2021 at 08:31:33 AM EST


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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 29th, 2021 at 08:34:46 AM EST
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El Chapo 'gave $1m to Honduran president's brother' | BBC News - Oct. 3, 2019 |

US prosecutors say jailed Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán gave $1m (£810,000) to the brother of the Honduran president, a bribe that was meant to reach the country's leader. The charge was read out at the start of the trial of President Juan Orlando Hernández's brother in New York.

Juan Antonio Hernández was arrested in an anti-drugs operation in Miami in November. The president said the claims were "100% false, absurd and ridiculous".

Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernández, 41, faces four separate charges, including drug conspiracy to import cocaine into the US and weapons offences. He denies the accusations. If convicted he faces life in prison.

"The defendant was protected by and had access to his brother, the current sitting president of Honduras, a man who himself has received millions of dollars in drug money bribes," said Assistant US Attorney Jason Richman.

"Bribes he received from some of the largest cocaine traffickers in the world, bribes he received from men like 'El Chapo' and the Sinaloa cartel who personally delivered $1m to the defendant for his brother."



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 29th, 2021 at 09:03:56 AM EST
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DOJ U.S. Attorney: Former Honduran Congressman Tony Hernández convicted In Manhattan Federal Court of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and related firearms and false-statements offenses

Hernández Participated in the Importation of Almost 200,000 Kilograms of Cocaine, Used Heavily Armed Security including Members of the Honduran National Police, and Coordinated Two Drug-Related Murders

Hernández made millions of dollars through his cocaine trafficking, and he funneled millions of dollars of drug proceeds to National Party campaigns to impact Honduran presidential elections in 2009, 2013, and 2017.  Between 2010 and at least 2013, one of Hernández's principal co-conspirators was former Sinaloa Cartel leader Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, a/k/a "Chapo". During that period, Hernández helped Guzmán Loera with numerous large cocaine shipments and delivered a $1 million bribe from Guzmán Loera to Hernández's brother in connection with the 2013 national elections in Honduras.

Honduras drugs: President's brother Tony Hernández gets life in US prison | BBC World - March 2021 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 29th, 2021 at 09:07:39 AM EST
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