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Spanish court gives King's brother-in-law 5 days to turn himself in

Wednesday 13/June/2018 - 04:05 PM
Sada El Balad
The Spanish King's brother-in-law، who has been convicted of tax fraud، embezzlement and influence peddling، has been given five days to turn himself in، according to "Press TV".

Inaki Urdangarin arrived at the court in Palma de Mallorca on Wednesday to be notified of his jail sentence after he lost appeal against a more than six-year prison term.

Although the 50-year-old former Olympic handball player lost the appeal، the Supreme Court on Tuesday slightly lowered Urdangarin’s jail sentence to five years and 10 months.

In February 2017، the Supreme Court found Urdangarin guilty and sentenced him to six years and three months in jail for using royal connections to overcharge regional governments through public contracts to stage sports and tourist events.

He lives with Princess Cristina and their four children in Switzerland. Under the Spanish law، Urdangarin could make a last-ditch appeal to the Constitutional Court.

The original ruling by a provincial Mallorcan court came after a six-year investigation.


Edited by Rasha Mohamed

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