The court sentenced the former first lady of Honduras to 58 years in prison
The woman denies her guilt.
Former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo’s ex-wife Elena Bonilla was sentenced to 58 years in prison on charges of fraud and misappropriation of funds .
The woman was convicted of using during her husband’s reign 779 thousand dollars from international donations and state funds, which should have been used for social programs.
Bonilla used the money to pay medical bills, construction work, jewelry, and tuition for her children. Her lawyer said the woman is innocent and they will appeal.
The court also sentenced the closest associate of Bonilla Saul Escobar to 48 years in prison for embezzlement of public funds and fraud.
Former President Porfirio Lobo ruled Honduras from 2010 to 2014 and was associated with a criminal organization, but charges were dropped during U.S. trials. In 2017, one of the sons of the ex-president pleaded guilty before a U.S. court in conspiracy to import cocaine into the states, and was sentenced to 24 years in prison.