US Court Sentences Brother of Honduran President, to Life for Drug Trafficking

By Democracy Now

Tony Hernandez

HAVANA TIMES – A federal court in New York has sentenced Tony Hernández, the brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, to life in prison for drug trafficking.

Tony Hernández, a former member of congress in Honduras, was convicted in 2019 on wide-ranging charges, including massive bribing schemes.

US prosecutors say he was also involved in at least two murders and that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez was a co-conspirator in the “state-sponsored drug trafficking.”

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