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Honduran President Accused of Narcotics Trafficking

Juan Orlando Hernandez, the President of Honduras, was accused by US Prosecutors of being heavily involved with narcotics trafficking.

Here is an excerpt, CC-4 is Juan Orlando Hernandez:

In approximately 2013, CC-4, the defendant’s brother, instructed CW-3 not to seek reelection because of media reports regarding CW-3’s drug-trafficking activities. CC-4 warned that he could not continue to protect CW-3 if he remained in office, particularly in light of extradition-related pressures. CC-4 also asked CW-3 to support his campaign for the Honduran presidency by bribing local politicians so that they would muster support for CC-4 from their constituencies. CW-3 agreed to pay the bribes in exchange for, among other things, continued protection and the completion of a public works project in his region. CW-3 subsequently spent approximately $1.5 million in drug proceeds to support CC-4’s presidential campaign, including by paying cash bribes to other officials and providing gifts and favors to local politicians.

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