Spain’s Princess Cristina in court for fraud trial

Published: Monday 11th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Princess Cristina and her husband have arrived at court for the start of a historic trial which marks the first time a member of Spain’s royal family has faced criminal charges since the monarchy was restored in 1975.

The 50-year-old is accused of two counts of tax fraud carrying a maximum prison sentence of eight years for allegedly failing to declare taxes on personal expenses paid by a real estate company she owned with her husband.

She will sit in the dock of the court in Palma, Majorca, with 17 others including her husband, Olympic handball medallist turned businessman Inaki Urdangarin.

He faces more serious charges of using his Duke of Palma title to embezzle about 6 million euros (£4.5 million) in public contracts through the non-profit Noos Institute he ran with an associate.

Published: Monday 11th January 2016 by The News Editor

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