NEW YORK — The brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández has been convicted in a massive drug conspiracy case in New York City.

Juan Antonio "Tony" Hernández is a former Honduran congressman. He was convicted Friday of drug conspiracy, weapons charges and of lying to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The trial featured testimony that convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman aided the conspiracy.

U.S. prosecutors say the drug conspiracy was protected by the Central American country's government.

Defense lawyer Michael Tein had argued that prosecutors had insufficient evidence and that their witnesses were "liars, losers and murderers."

The Honduran president was not charged in the case but was labeled a co-conspirator.

The president tweeted during the trial that the prosecution’s allegations were “100% false, absurd and ridiculous.”