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Spanish (ex-)blue blood to the cell

Iñaki Urdangarin, the brother-in-law of the Spanish king, Felipe VI, must be within the five days in the jail report. He is sentenced to five years and ten months in prison due to embezzlement, forgery and tax fraud.

Iñaki Urdangarin (50) is the husband of princess Cristina de Borbón y Grecia, the sister of the current Spanish king, Felipe VI.

In his early years, he excelled on the handball court. As a professional player with FC Barcelona Handbol, was he to be the best handballers of Spain counted. He took part in the Olympic Games of 1992, 1996 and 2000. Then he went on ‘retirement’.

In 1996 he had during the Games in Atlanta, the princess know. They were married a year later. Urdangarin was given the title Duke of Palma de Mallorca.

Expensive velodrome

The duke came into nests when in 2011 it became known that he, as chairman of the non-profit Nóos for more than six million euros of public money had embezzled. It was money from regional authorities which, among others, should serve to promote the sports. The were the high costs for the construction of a velodrome in Mallorca that the attention of the court went.

After he was officially indicted, was his name from the royal website met.

Princess Cristina, his wife, stood at the head of a company that contributed to the fraud. They also had to appear before the court. It was the first time that a member of the Spanish royal family had a trial. She was acquitted because Urdangarin declared that it is only a symbolic role had been fulfilled and had never been involved with the business side of the company. They signed all the documents blindly, he claimed. The affair-Nóos has the respect of the royal house massive damage inflicted.

Damage to Royal family

The current king Felipe came to the throne in 2014, when Urdangarin is already in disgrace had fallen and the royal family shall be deleted. He broke the official ties with Cristina as a symbol of its commitment to the fight against corruption and to enhance the image of the monarchy to be questioned. The princess lost her title as Duchess of Palma.

On February 17, 2017 was Urdangarin, the court in Mallorca was sentenced to six years and three months in prison for fraud, abuse of power and money laundering. On June 12, 2018 sentenced, the Supreme court of Spain Urdangarin on appeal to a term of imprisonment of five years and ten months.

Urdangarin has five days at the prison to sign. His family lives in Geneva. Cristina has a job there and the children go there to school.

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