Honduras’ top prosecutor says he has no information about allegations of money laundering laid out in a U.S. indictment against three members of one of the country’s most powerful business families.
Honduran Attorney General Oscar Chinchilla said Thursday he could not comment on the federal indictment from New York against Jaime Rosenthal, his son Yani Rosenthal and his nephew Yankel Rosenthal, because he did not know anything about it.
Yankel Rosenthal was arrested Tuesday at the airport in Miami. On Wednesday, the U.S. Justice and Treasury departments explained that the family had used its extensive business interests to launder money for Central American drug traffickers.
Yani Rosenthal told a local television station they had never participated in drug trafficking.