NEW YORK – The son of former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo has been sentenced in New York to 24 years in prison after admitting his role in a cocaine trafficking conspiracy.
Fabio Lobo pleaded guilty in May 2016, admitting he worked with drug traffickers and Honduran police to ship cocaine into the United States. He was fined $50,000 and ordered to forfeit $267,000 at Tuesday's sentencing.
The 46-year-old confessed to a conspiracy that stretched from 2009 to 2014, nearly matching the 2010 to 2014 span when his father was president.
The charge carried a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life.
Lobo was brought to the U.S. in May 2015 to face charges he conspired to smuggle more than 5 kilograms of cocaine into the country.