Cuban courts have convicted airline and pharmaceutical executives of corruption
and sentenced them to three to 13 years in prison.
The stiffest sentence is 13 years for Cubana de Aviacion
director Jose Heriberto Prieto.
An announcement on state television Friday night also
mentions sentences for various officials from pharmaceutical company Herbiotec
It says the penalties correspond to the seriousness of the
offenses and “numerous losses to the economy.”
has recently seen a series of convictions in an anti-corruption campaign that
has swept up two Chilean businessmen and a Frenchman who was accused of
laundering drug money.
President Raul Castro has warned that his government is
serious about fighting graft.