8.2 Million Euro Bail For Urdangarin, Partner

A Balearic Islands anti-corruption judge has imposed an 8.2 million euro bail for King Juan Carlos’ son-in-law Iñaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma de Mallorca, and a former business partner.

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Authorities are investigating the two for using their Noós Institute non-profit to steal public funds.

The New York Times noted that it was the first member of the Spanish Royal Family to appear in court in modern history.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos
© Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

The anti-corruption judge has also subpoenaed Carlos García Revenga, secretary to Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina, Urdangarin’s wife. He has strongly denied wrongdoing and remains employed with the Royal Household.

Queen Sofia welcomes a new member to the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.
Queen Sofia welcomes a new member to the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences.

King Juan Carlos, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia have severely distanced themselves from their in-law. There are also reports of concern among the Spanish nobility.

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