Honduran prosecutors target lawmakers in corruption case

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Honduran prosecutors have presented a case to the country's supreme court accusing current and former public officials of diverting public funds into their own pockets.

Among 21 people named are five current congressmen and six former ones, and allegations against legislators must go to the high court.

Investigators say they found nearly $900,000 was transferred from various government accounts ostensibly for social programs but was put in the account of a nonprofit front organization set up for the diversion called the Green Planet Association. They allege the money then was moved into officials' personal accounts.

The investigation was carried out by Honduran prosecutors and the Organization of American States' anti-corruption body

OAS panel chief Luiz Guimaraes Marrey said Tuesday the case shows Honduras' internal audit system is weak and inefficient.