Spanish princess Cristina will not get a prison sentence in corruptiezaak

Spanish princess Cristina will not get a prison sentence in corruptiezaak

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The Spanish princess Christina has Friday no imprisonment for the help of her husband for embezzlement and tax evasion. The scandal surrounding the Spanish royal house played during the great economic crisis in Spain in 2011.

The Spanish sister of king Felipe would be her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, has helped with tax evasion in connection with his work for a charitable organisation.

Although they are not in jail, has been given, Cristina a compensation from € 265,000 to pay, report Spanish media.

Urdangarin was sentenced to a prison sentence: he has a penalty been given six years and three months. He is suspected of embezzlement, vaslheid fraud and money laundering.

He would take millions of euros from the organizations diverted, while this money was intended for the organization of events. Also, he would from his company invoices for wrong amounts have not sent for services.

Public money

The couple belongs to a group of seventeen defendants who are on trial for fraud with public money. Urdangarin, who to 19.5 years in prison was required, according to the court in the years 2003-2006 as a director, tampered with millions of euros of public funding for a foundation, the Instituto Nóos, was intended to be. The foundation organized events and received more money from the region of Valencia and of the Balearic islands.

His wife, Cristina, had with the title duchess of Palma de Mallorca, was accused by a controversial civil party, the Sindicato Manos Limpios (Syndicate Clean Hands) and not by the Public Prosecutor.


Manos Limpios demanded due to complicity to eight years in prison. This is in the Spanish legal system as possible. Spanish media were saying it was already unlikely that the judges, the vision of the self-discredited Manos Limpios would take over.

The couple appeared Friday not on the seat. It is assumed that the convicted parties shall immediately higher appeal.

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