Friday, February 17, 2017

BULLETIN: Infanta Cristina Acquitted


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Infanta Cristina of Spain has been acquitted of "tax fraud complicity" in the high profile corruption trial known as the Noos case

Her husband, Iñaki  Urdangarin was the mastermind of a business scheme "that obtained no-bid contracts" from regional governments in Spain.  He was sentenced to six years in prison.

Urdangarin was found guilty of embezzlement, fraud and influence peddling and tax crimes.  He received a fine of €512,000.

Although the 51-year-old sister of King Felipe V has been cleared of  all criminal charges, she will have to pay €2658 Euros fine.

A spokesman for King Felipe  have expressed "absolute respect of the independence of the judiciary."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/17/world/europe/spain-princess-cristina-verdict.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

7 comments:

Bob Turbyfill said...

So happy for her and her family. I know her Dad has to be joyous over Cristina's acquittal.

Gérard Caule said...

Dear Mrs Koenig, 265 000 €... or 282 121 $ for the Infanta !

MAXny said...

I wish her all the success in the world.

BlueSaphire70 said...

I think this was a fair and well-considered verdict for both of them. I hope they will be able to move on and that their children will not be harassed in school.

www.maltagenealogy.com said...

Christina has lost her titles and her position in the royal family. I wonder if she alone and her children will be reinstated back... Or be simply in exile from the Royal family....

Brent said...

Very very lucky lady

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Malta, she will not get her ducal title back. Both she and her sister were dropped as members of casa remake when Felipe succeeded, although Cristina was marginalized before then.