Friday, February 17, 2017
BULLETIN: Infanta Cristina Acquitted
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."