Honduras tycoon pleads guilty to money laundering in US
02 Aug 2017

One of Honduras’ most powerful and politically-connected business tycoons, Yani Rosenthal, has pleaded guilty to a money laundering charge in the United States, suggesting the possibility that he could provide information on other Honduran elites involved in criminal activities.

Rosenthal pleaded guilty July 26 in a US federal court to one charge of engaging in “monetary transactions in property derived from drug trafficking offenses” between 2004 and 2015, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, according to a US Justice Department press release.

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