Region: Honduras

Central American groups set up anti-corruption body

04 June 2021

Honduras regresses in its anti-corruption efforts

Experts warn that changes to Honduras’ penal code have turned back the clock on its enforcement against economic crime.

01 July 2020

The slow progress of anti-corruption reforms in Mexico and Central America

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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

Honduras launches anti-corruption body

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

Honduras seizes assets of company in US money-laundering case

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

Anti-corruption authority to tackle graft issues in Honduras

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

Honduras bribery scandal sparks call for anti-corruption reforms

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

DoJ seeks forfeiture of Honduran bribe proceeds

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

DoJ expects more cooperation between US and Latin American enforcers

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

DoJ points to sectors most vulnerable to corruption in LatAm

Evidence from investigations around Latin America suggests that the extractive, utilities and health sectors are among those most vulnerable to corruption, says James Koukios, senior deputy chief of the fraud section in the criminal division of the US Department of Justice.

17 October 2014

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