Attorney H. Benjamin Perez of H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. is defending a high-profile money laundering case in New York City involving the top executives of one of Honduras’ largest banks. Honduran bankers Jaime Rosenthal, Yani Rosenthal and Yankel Rosenthal have been federally indicted in a U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York in connection with a long-running drug cartel money laundering scheme. Attorney Perez will represent Andres Acosta Garcia, a bank lawyer who was charged along with the executives.
According to investigations conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the four defendants allegedly used their positions in the banking system at Banco Continental to launder the proceeds of narcotics trafficked from Central America to the United States. The defendants are all charged with one count each of money laundering, carrying a maximum of 20 years in prison if convicted.
This case is one of the largest cases in Central America and is currently the largest in Honduras. One of the defendants, Jaime Rosenthal, is on Forbes Richest list. According to Forbes, the Rosenthal fortune is estimated to be worth $1.2 billion in Central America’s poorest nation.
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