Spain’s Princess Cristina Acquitted, Husband Jailed: Tax Fraud Trial

Spain’s Princess Cristina Acquitted, Husband Jailed: Tax Fraud Trial
Please follow and like us:
Facebook
RSS
Follow by Email
Google+
http://www.lankac.news/spains-princess-cristina-acquitted-husband-jailed-tax-fraud-trial/
LinkedIn
Twitter

Spain’s Princess Cristina (51), the sister of King Felipe VI has been cleared and her husband has been sentenced to more than six years in prison on charges including fraud and tax evasion.

A panel of judges ruled on Friday that Cristina was not guilty but she would be required to pay more than $280,000 in fines because the court considered that she indirectly benefited from her husband Inaki Urdangarin’s fraud.

He was fined $545,000.

The couple were not called to court for the ruling. Both have lived in Switzerland with their four children since 2013, and have always denied any wrongdoing.

Cristina was the first royal to face criminal charges since the restoration of the Spanish monarchy in 1975 and could have gone to prison for eight years if she had been found guilty.

Miquel Roca, a lawyer with Cristina’s defence team, said that the princess was “satisfied for the acknowledgement of her innocence” but that she was still convinced that her husband was not guilty.

 

Please follow and like us:
Facebook
RSS
Follow by Email
Google+
http://www.lankac.news/spains-princess-cristina-acquitted-husband-jailed-tax-fraud-trial/
LinkedIn
Twitter

Leave a Reply