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Carl Alan Zaglin, 68, Francisco Roberto Cosenza Centeno, 65, & Aldo Nestor Marchena, 50 Charged in International Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme


Between approximately March 2015 and continuing until around November 2019, Zaglin, Marchena, and other individuals allegedly reached an agreement to offer bribes to Honduran government officials, including Cosenza, in order to secure contracts with TASA valued at over $10 million



On Wednesday, a five-count indictment was revealed, charging three individuals for their alleged involvement in a global bribery scheme aimed at securing contracts to supply uniforms and other goods to the Honduran National Police. The accused include Carl Alan Zaglin, a 68-year-old Georgia businessman who owns a law enforcement uniform and accessory manufacturing company. He appeared in federal court on the same day. Francisco Roberto Cosenza Centeno, a 65-year-old former Executive Director of the Comité Técnico del Fideicomiso para la Administración del Fondo de Protección y Seguridad Poblacional (TASA), a Honduran governmental entity responsible for procuring goods for the police, was also charged. Additionally, Aldo Nestor Marchena, a 50-year-old resident of Boca Raton, Florida, was implicated in the indictment.


Between approximately March 2015 and continuing until around November 2019, Zaglin, Marchena, and other individuals allegedly reached an agreement to offer bribes to Honduran government officials, including Cosenza, in order to secure contracts with TASA valued at over $10 million. In return for these bribes, Cosenza and other Honduran government officials allegedly assisted Zaglin, Marchena, and others in obtaining contracts for the sale of uniforms and other goods to the Honduran National Police, as well as ensuring payment for these contracts.


The defendants allegedly used the illicit funds obtained from these corrupt government contracts to make bribe payments to Honduran government officials. To further their scheme and conceal these bribe payments, Zaglin, Marchena, Cosenza, and others allegedly laundered the proceeds through bank accounts and front companies located in the United States and Belize. According to the indictment, the conspirators sent over $166,000 to bank accounts controlled by Cosenza and another Honduran foreign official as part of their illicit activities.


All the defendants are facing charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Additionally, Cosenza and Marchena are each charged with one count of money laundering and one count of engaging in transactions involving criminally derived property. Zaglin and Marchena are also both charged with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), while Zaglin faces an additional charge of violating the FCPA. If convicted, the defendants could potentially be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison for each money laundering offense, 10 years in prison for engaging in transactions involving criminally derived property, and five years in prison for each FCPA-related offense.


The announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicole M. Argentieri of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Markenzy Lapointe for the Southern District of Florida, and Special Agent in Charge Anthony Salisbury of Homeland Security Investigations’ (HSI) Miami Office.


The case is currently being investigated by HSI’s Miami Office, with assistance from HSI’s Atlanta Office. Prosecution of the case is being handled by Trial Attorneys Peter L. Cooch and Anthony Scarpelli of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section, along with Assistant U.S. Attorney Eli S. Rubin for the Southern District of Florida.


In June 2021, the Justice Department established an Anticorruption Task Force to concentrate on investigations, prosecutions, and asset recoveries related to corruption in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. This initiative is carried out through the department’s FCPA enforcement program, narcotics prosecutions, and Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative. Individuals with information about corrupt individuals in these countries who are violating U.S. laws or transferring proceeds of their crimes in or through the United States can report such conduct in Spanish or English at combatiendocorrupcion@fbi.gov. Reports regarding potential corruption or movements of illicitly obtained funds received through this email address will be reviewed by the Anticorruption Task Force. Those who wish to report suspicious or criminal activity can also contact the HSI Tip Line by calling (866) 347-2423.



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