Spanish Princess Cristina acquitted in the case of financial fraud

Inaki Urdangarin

Spanish Princess Cristina is justified in the case of financial fraud of the spouse. It is reported by El Mundo on Friday, February 17.

Nevertheless, the Infanta Cristina, who was accused of aiding and abetting financial crimes of her husband, must pay a fine in the amount of 265 thousand Euro as its social commitments. This is the first case when a member of the Royal house of Spain has appeared on a dock.

While Princess husband Inaki Urdangarin and his associate Diego Torres was found guilty on several counts: forgery, fraud and theft of public funds.

According to the court, Urdangarin sentenced to six years and three months months in prison and a fine in the amount of 512 thousand euros, and Torres was sentenced to eight and a half years.

According to prosecutors, the defendants urged the administration of various cities, as well as the authorities of several Spanish regions to sign contracts for large sums of money with the company Aizoon to carry out works and rendering services, which in fact was not performed. Received from customers, the money was transferred to the personal accounts of defendants in the case.

Infanta is the younger daughter of Juan Carlos I, ranked sixth in order of succession to the throne. In June 2015, was stripped of the title Duchess of Palma de Mallorca in connection with a corruption scandal.