Spanish Princess Suspected in Fraud Case
1st time modern Spain has seen royal suspect called to testify
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 3, 2013 10:44 AM CDT
Spain's Princess Cristina, right, and her husband Inaki Urdangarin, left, are seen during the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament Sunday, April 26, 2009.   (AP Photo/ David Ramos, File)

(Newser) – For the first time since Spain re-adopted democracy in the 1970s, a member of its royal family has been summoned for testimony as a criminal suspect. Princess Cristina, King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, is suspected in a case related to her husband's financial dealings. Iñaki Urdangarin allegedly moved public funds for a nonprofit group to his own for-profit firms, the Wall Street Journal reports. The princess was on the nonprofit's board. Her husband is also facing a tax evasion probe. His lawyer denies wrongdoing, and neither has been charged.

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lvan
Apr 4, 2013 1:07 AM CDT
Is that the Moors blood? She is attractive.
RaymeeDotCom
Apr 3, 2013 11:22 AM CDT
That there is Spanish Royality at all sounds kinda fraudulent.
Neuman
Apr 3, 2013 11:04 AM CDT
The 'black economy' as they call it is part of Spanish culture. When you visit Spain you hear about all the unemployment but what you see is business as usual. Just all the business is being done off the books. They are a reflection of their subjects. If they cannot be expected to keep their business dealings above board how can the European Union expect the average citizen be forthcoming in their taxes?