Close
Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Tennis: Petra Kvitova beats Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 to move into the French Open fourth round
  • Republican former New York governor George Pataki announces he will run for the White House in 2016
  • FIFA chief Sepp Blatter refuses a call by Michel Platini, the president of European football, to stand down
  • Confederation of African Football says it is opposed to postponing Friday’s vote for FIFA president (Reuters)
  • Bardo attack: the second Moroccan sought over the massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people has been arrested in Tunisia (Reuters)
  • Two drunk policemen accused of causing a fatal accident in Paris after their car crashed into a truck killing the driver (Reuters)
  • Russia president Vladimir Putin supports FIFA chief Sepp Blatter’s approach and accuses US of ‘meddling’ outside its jurisdiction (Reuters)
Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit

The son-in-law of Spain’s King Juan Carlos has been ordered to post more than eight million euros in bail as part of an ongoing corruption probe.

A court in Palma on the island of Mallorca has given Inaki Urdangarin and his former business partner Diego Torres Perez five days to make the payment.

The pair are suspected of funnelling off millions of euros paid to a charitable organisation by regional governments. Investigators are also probing
allegations of tax fraud.

Urdangarin, who is married to the King’s second daughter, Princess Cristina, denies any wrongdoing.

He could have properties embargoed if he fails to provide the bail.

The scandal appears to be denting the royals’ popularity.

While the King is respected by most Spaniards, a recent poll showed that support for the monarchy had fallen to 54 percent, six points lower than a year ago.

More about: