Rosa Bonilla, the former first lady of Honduras, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison on charges of fraud and misappropriation of funds destined for social programs.
She had been sentenced to 58 years in prison at an earlier trial, but the decision was annulled. But Bonilla has been sentenced to 14 years and one month. Her lawyer, Juan Berganza, said he would appeal the sentence.
Bonilla’s husband Porfirio Lobo was elected president after a military coup and served until 2014
Their son Fabio Lobo pleaded guilty to importing cocaine to the US in 2017.
The Supreme Court ordered a re-trial by a lower court, which found Bonilla guilty in March this year. Bonilla’s husband was elected in late 2009 after a military coup ousted then-president Manuel Zelaya, and he served until 2014.
The couple’s son, Fabio Lobo, was sentenced to 24 years in prison by a US court in 2017 after pleading guilty to charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States.
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