Ex-first lady of Honduras gets 14 years in prison for fraud

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It was learnt that Rosa Bonilla was charged with fraud and misappropriation of funds meant for social programmes.

A former First Lady of Honduras, Rosa Bonilla on Wednesday was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a court in the country over fraud.

It was learnt that Rosa Bonilla was charged with fraud and misappropriation of funds meant for social programmes.

Swiss Info reports that Bonilla, wife of former President Porfirio Lobo, spent some 12.2 million lempiras (then worth around $590,000) meant for low-income children on personal credit card payments on her children’s school fees and real estate construction.

“The former First Lady Rosa Elena Bonilla has been sentenced to 14 years and one month in prison for the crimes of continued fraud and misappropriation of public funds destined for social programs,” Carlos Silva, a spokesman for the Supreme Court of Justice, told reporters…

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