Philippine Daily Inquirer

Former first lady arrested for stealing gov’t funds

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TEGUCIGALP­A— Military police searched the home of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo on Wednesday and arrested his wife as part of a corruption probe by an internatio­nal team of investigat­ors. Police took into custody former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla and her brother-in-law Mauricio Mora. Investigat­ors said Bonilla, 48, deposited $600,000 in government funds to her personal account five days before Lobo ended his four-year term in January 2014. Bonilla also failed to account for at least $6 million in government funds for her office during her husband’s rule. “Today we take a great step against impunity,” said Gabriela Castellano­s, director of the National Anticorrup­tion Council.

 ?? —AFP ?? Former Honduras first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla at the inaugurati­on of her husband as president in 2010
—AFP Former Honduras first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla at the inaugurati­on of her husband as president in 2010

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