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Duke summoned to testify in Spain corruption case

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Duke summoned to testify in Spain corruption case


Iñaki Urdangarin, son-in-law to the King of Spain, has been summoned to appear before a court on the Spanish island of Majorca in a corruption case.

The judge in charge of the case is requesting Urdangarin, who is a duke, testify on February 6.

It is negative press for the royals at a time when Spain faces huge economic problems.

Married to Princess Cristina, Urdangarin is suspected of diverting some of the money meant for a non-profit organisation he headed for two years to other private companies. Spanish media quote the figure as six million euros, however, Urdangarin has not been charged.

The country’s press also accuse King Juan Carlos of sending the duke and his family to live in Washington two years ago when the monarch discovered the alleged shady business dealings. Urdangarin remains there as a consultant for Spanish company Telefónica Internacional.

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