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Honduras’ parliament has voted in favour of separating the country’s specialised corruption unit from the main prosecution service.
31 May 2022
04 June 2021
Experts warn that changes to Honduras’ penal code have turned back the clock on its enforcement against economic crime.
01 July 2020
Holland & Knight partner Emil Infante and associate Manuel Miranda consider the anti-corruption strategies of Mexico and several Central American countries and make a case for why the countries should establish independent bodies with investigative and prosecutorial powers.
18 July 2018
Lawyers in Honduras have welcomed the creation of a new anti-corruption body in the country, but many argue independence will be key to its success.
01 February 2016
Honduran security forces seized 19 businesses belonging to Honduran conglomerate, Grupo Continental, on 15 October, after the US Department of Justice (DoJ) charged Jaime Rosenthal, who runs the group, his son Yani Rosenthal and his nephew Yankel Rosenthal with money laundering, according to reports.
15 October 2015
The Organisation of American States, a regional organisation that includes countries such as the US, Guatemala and Brazil, will create an anti-corruption body in Honduras, after the country’s citizens demanded one, according to reports.
30 September 2015
The widespread public outcry over recent corruption allegations involving the Honduran Social Security Institute (IHSS) has been hailed as a “positive sign” by in-house lawyers in the country.
13 July 2015
The US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) asset forfeiture and money laundering section has sought confiscation of property in the New Orleans area bought with the proceeds of bribery. According to a press release, former Honduran social security official Mario Roberto Zelaya Rojas received bribes from a private company, and bought New Orleans real estate after laundering the funds into the US.
14 January 2015
Cooperation between US and Latin American law enforcers will continue to increase according to James Koukios, senior deputy chief of the fraud section in the criminal division of the US Department of Justice, who urged companies to cooperate with authorities.
22 October 2014
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