Honduras probe: funds diverted to president's 2013 campaign
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Prosecutors in Honduras are accusing politicians and officers of diverting $11.7 million in govt price range to political events, together with the 2013 marketing campaign of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
Federal prosecutors and a U.N.-backed venture on corruption requested the rustic’s Ideal Courtroom on Wednesday to factor arrest warrants for 38 politicians and officers.
The accused allegedly took cash from the agriculture division and channeled it via foundations or non-governmental teams to Hernandez’s Nationwide Birthday party, the opposition Liberal Birthday party and a smaller 3rd birthday celebration. A part of the price range had been allegedly used to finance so-called “Cachureca” playing cards — bargain playing cards that had been passed out as a part of Hernandez’s marketing campaign.
In spite of time period limits, Hernandez ran for re-election final 12 months and used to be declared the winner in a vote that the opposition claims used to be marred by means of fraud.