Rabat - The royal family of Spain is battling another corruption scandal. Princess Corinna Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein allegedly accused former King of Spain Juan Carlos I of using her name to purchase multiple properties in Morocco and elsewhere without her permission.
Rabat – The royal family of Spain is battling another corruption scandal. Princess Corinna Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein allegedly accused former King of Spain Juan Carlos I of using her name to purchase multiple properties in Morocco and elsewhere without her permission.
German aristocrat Princess Corinna Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein made her claims against the former king in alleged leaked audio recordings.
In the leaked audio recordings, Carlos’ alleged lover Corinna claimed that the former king has allegedly put her name on several properties, including a ground in Marrakech.
International media also reported that Carlos used the princess’ name to hide his fortunes, which is estimated at EUR 2 billion.
The princess’ allegations were published by the Spanish newspapers El Español and OK Diario.
In 2015, the princess claimed in a conversation with a former Spanish officer in London that “she was being drawn into money laundering,” according to Telegraph.
The princess has also accused the king’s lawyers of putting her name on overseas properties without her permission.
In the leaked recordings, which were unveiled on Wednesday, the princess said she was facing a “nightmare.”
“But if do it, it is money laundering,” she allegedly said in the recordings.
“They are putting me under tremendous pressure to return these things, but if I do it I am breaking the law I could go to jail.”
The Monaco-based princess added that the king made her put the properties under her name not “because he loves me a lot but because I reside in Monaco.”
The palace has not yet responded to the claims made by the German aristocrat.
When the leaked recordings went public, Corinna issued a statement in which she denounced “a campaign of politically motivated discredit” against her.
“I have always acted entirely correctly and I continue to live my life with a peaceful outlook, irrespective of years of constant harassment and attempts to publicly discredit me with endless false information,” she explained.
In June, 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.