Sentencing in Honduran Social Security corruption case

The Unidad Nacional de Apoyo Fiscal (UNAF) announced on 6 December 2016 that Ilsa Vanessa Molina Aguirre received a twelve year sentence for asset laundering from the Honduran Social Security Institute (IHSS) (La Prensa). Molina pled guilty to embezzlement of more than US$400,000 through Inversiones y Suministros Médicos (Insumedic), a business she created (La Tribuna). Molina was the former partner of former IHSS administrator José Zelaya, currently a fugitive from justice. Zelaya is considered to be the mastermind behind the theft of almost US$300 million from Social Security funds, with more people implicated (La Tribuna). According to the Public Ministry (MP), they had thousands of files with evidence against Molina (La Prensa).