Published: Fri, June 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Spain king's brother-in-law loses appeal, gets five years for graft

Spain king's brother-in-law loses appeal, gets five years for graft

Spanish Princess Cristina's husband Inaki Urdangarin leaves a courthouse in Palma de Mallorca on Wednesday.

Urdangarin lost the appeal as the court maintained the prison sentence although reducing it from six years and three months to five years and 10 months after considering unproved that Urdangarin had forged public documents.

However Urdangarin, who is married to Spain's Princess Cristina, could make a last ditch-appeal to the Constitutional Court.

The corruption case, called "the Noos case" involved more than 300 witnesses, including the the King's sister, Cristina de Borbon, who became the first member of the Spanish Royal family to be questioned in court.

The Supreme Court also upheld the verdict that Princess Cristina benefitted from her husband's crimes.

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Now 50, Urdangarin was found guilty of taking millions of euros between 2004 and 2006 from a non-profit foundation he headed in the island of Majorca. However, according to the verdict, that she was supposed to pay a fine in the amount of 265 thousand euros for the fact that she used the money stolen by her husband.

The provincial court ruled a year ago that Urdangarin embezzled about 6 million euros ($7 million) between 2004 and 2006 by exploiting his "privileged status" in the royal family to obtain public contracts related to sports events.

After the ruling, a spokesperson for the crown expressed their "total respect to judicial independence".

Urdangarin and Cristina have been excluded from all of the family's official public appearances since the scandal erupted, and in 2015 King Felipe VI stripped the couple of their titles of duke and duchess of Palma.

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