Court clears way for princess trial

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Published: Friday 7th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A Spanish court has cleared the way for Princess Cristina, the sister of King Felipe VI, to be tried on tax fraud charges in a landmark investigation affecting the royal family.

The Palma de Mallorca court paved the way for Cristina’s indictment after rejecting appeals by the prosecution and the defence against her being listed as a suspect in a corruption and embezzlement investigation centring on her husband, Inaki Urdangarin.

Investigative judge Jose Castro must now decide whether to formally indict the princess.

He said Cristina is suspected of two counts of co-operation in tax fraud.

Cristina became the first Spanish royal to appear in court since the monarchy was restored in 1975 when she testified in the case in February.

Published: Friday 7th November 2014 by The News Editor

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