Prosecutor: ‘El Chapo’ gave $1M to Honduras leader’s brother

Prosecutor: ‘El Chapo’ gave $1M to Honduras leader’s brotherProsecutors alleged Wednesday that convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán personally gave $1 million in bribes to the brother of Honduras’ president to pass on to the Central American leader, who swiftly denied wrongdoing. Prosecutor Jason Richman revealed the allegation in a federal court in Manhattan where Juan Antonio “Tony” Hernández, 41, is accused of using his government connections to smuggle U.S.-bound cocaine through Honduras. In opening statements, Richman described Hernández as “untouchable” in Honduras and confident he would never face justice because of his powerful sibling.

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October 4, 2019 12:41 am

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