Sister of Spain’s King to Stand Trial on Tax-Fraud Charges – Voice of America

Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014

A judge in Spain has ordered Princess Cristina to stand trial on two charges of tax fraud.


The decision Monday follows a four-year investigation that has damaged the Spanish monarchy. 


The case involves allegations that Cristina’s husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, embezzled millions of dollars in public money through his non-profit foundation.


Judge Jose Castro said Monday that the couple and 15 others will stand trial.  She has denied any wrongdoing.


The case played a role in former King Juan Carlos abdicating his throne in June to Cristina’s brother Felipe, who has pledged to make reforms.

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