Daughter of Spanish King Summoned In Corruption Probe

Her husband at issue in alleged money laundering

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Spain's Princess Cristina arrives to attend a funeral mass for Juan Antonio Samaranch at Barcelona's cathedral, April 22, 2010.

The Spanish king’s youngest daughter, Princess Cristina, was summoned Tuesday to appear in for an ongoing embezzlement investigation into the alleged laundering of public money by her husband.

Princess Cristina will appear in court in Palma de Mallorca on March 8 following the summons from Judge José Castro in what is known in Spain as the Nóos case investigation, Spanish paper El Pais reports. This is the second attempt by Castro to question Princess Cristina in the case that centers on her husband Iñaki Urdangarin, a former Olympic handball player. The judge first tried summoning her in April 2013, but the Provincial Court of Palma De Mallorca blocked that attempt.

Urdangarin is accused, with his business partner Diego Torres, of siphoning off almost $8 million of public money between 2004 and 2006 from the governments of Valencia and the Balearics Islands through his non-profit group Nóos Institute.

The prosecuting attorney, Pedro Horrach, has said there are “no elements in the case” to charge the King’s daughter in the graft probe. However Castro has stated Princess Cristina should be questioned to uphold the principle that “justice is the same for everyone.”

[El Pais]

5 comments
paulgeorges
paulgeorges

With such kings and queens a nation once the first power in the world is a bankrupt country thanks to they behaviour . What 's a pity !

bojimbo26
bojimbo26

Get rid of the Spotify advert . It covers paras on the iPad .

Heizzzenberg
Heizzzenberg

"Justice is the same for everyone" when there is no fear of reprisal....no consequences or chance for charges...

Ocsicnarf
Ocsicnarf

@paulgeorges The national finances are not run by the King. The country is not really bankrupt but even if it were the case, the King is not to blame (blame him about other things but not about that).

Ocsicnarf
Ocsicnarf

@Heizzzenberg Chance for charges is there. In fact, the Princess is indicted.