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Vice president of Honduras (1986-1989); Member of the National Congress (2002-2006)

Jaime Rosenthal

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César Rosenthal is the head of Cable Color SA and the son of Jaime Rosenthal, one of Honduras’ wealthiest businessmen and a former vice president. Honduran officials have investigated the elder Rosenthal for tax evasion, and, in 2016, Honduras was asked to extradite Jaime Rosenthal to the United States on charges of money laundering for drug traffickers. Cesar Rosenthal is connected to an offshore company that owned an aircraft seized and inspected in Guatemala as part of investigations into money laundering charges against family members. Guatemalan authorities reportedly found no contraband on the airplane.

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Rosenthal was sole shareholder and president of Renton Management SA, incorporated in Panama in February 2014 to purchase an aircraft. In October 2015, Guatemalan prosecutors investigating drug trafficking confiscated and inspected the plane. Nothing illegal was found. The pilot told local authorities that the aircraft was brought to Guatemala from Honduras on the owners' instruction because they still owed $2 million to the seller. Some days before, U.S prosecutors had indicted three of Rosenthal's relatives on a charge of laundering money for drug trafficking organizations: father Jaime; brother Yani, a former government minister; and cousin Yankel, former minister of investments. Jaime Rosenthal told Bloomberg that the U.S prosecutors' accusations are "false."


Rosenthal did not respond to requests for comments.
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