PEPs: Spanish royal could face ML charges

King Felipe VI, former King Juan Carlos, former Queen Sofia, Infanta Cristina, Inaki Urdangarin

King Felipe VI, former King Juan Carlos, former Queen Sofia, Infanta Cristina, Inaki Urdangarin

The sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI could be charged with money laundering this week, the Spanish press has reported. Infanta Cristina could face 11 years behind bars if she is found guilty of laundering and addittional charges of fraud, linked to alleged fraud committed by her husband in 2007 and 2008.

The Infanta Cristina of Borbon and Greece is the Duchess of Palma de Mallorca and younger sister of King Felipe VI and is sixth in line to the Spanish throne.

Her husband Iñaki Urdangarín is a former hand ball player who was made the Duke of Palma de Mallorca. In 2011, prosecutors accused him of using money sent to a non-profit organisation for his own use. Both the Infanta and her husband have denied the charges.

Source: RAPSI news and in Spanish from El Mundo

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