Rabat - The brother-in-law of Felipe VI King of Spain, Inaki Urdangarin, was sentenced by the Spanish Supreme Court to five years and ten months in prison on corruption charges. He should be incarcerated in the next few days.
Rabat – The brother-in-law of Felipe VI King of Spain, Inaki Urdangarin, was sentenced by the Spanish Supreme Court to five years and ten months in prison on corruption charges. He should be incarcerated in the next few days.
The husband of Princess Cristina of Spain – banished from the royal family since 2013 and exiled in Switzerland – was sentenced Tuesday, June 12.
Urdangarin’s imprisonment is long overdue. In February 2017, he was initially sentenced to six years and three months in prison and over 500,000 euros fine for misusing the prestige of the Crown to do business with the public administrations of the Balearic Islands and Valencia.
The brother-in-law of Spain’s King Felipe Vi is convicted for charges ranging from embezzlement of public funds, tax evasion to trading in influence.
Between 2004 and 2006, Urdangarin siphoned off grants awarded to the nonprofit foundation, Noos, of which he was the president. However, he was acquitted of the offense of forgery, which explains the reduction of his sentence.
As for his partner, Diego Torres, his sentence was reduced from 8 years and 6 months to 5 years and 8 months.
The Infanta Cristina, sentenced in her civil proceedings as a beneficiary of the gains obtained by her husband, received a fine of 265,000 euros, However, her appeal led the court to reduce the fine to 136,950 euros on Tuesday
Urdangarin, 50, and father of four children will soon be summoned by the Balearic Court to organize his entry into prison to serve his sentence. However, he has a possible recourse via the Constitutional Court to ask for mercy.