Honduran president’s party says it will cooperate in probe
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduras’ ruling party says it will cooperate with prosecutors’ investigation into allegations public funds were illegally diverted to the 2013 campaign of President Juan Orlando Hernandez.
The National Party issued a statement Wednesday after the investigation was announced by Honduran prosecutors and an anti-corruption mission sponsored by the Organization of American States. The party says no one can be above the law and that the responsibility to fight corruption is individual.
Authorities sought 38 arrest warrants from the country’s supreme court in relation to the case, but did not provide any names.
Prosecutors say $11.7 million was diverted from the agriculture ministry to political parties through nonprofit organizations.
Part of the money allegedly was used for a discount card distributed by Hernandez’s campaign.