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Spain: prosecutor to seek jail time for King Felipe's brother-in-law

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By Euronews
Spain: prosecutor to seek jail time for King Felipe's brother-in-law

<p>Spanish King Felipe’s brother-in-law Iñaki Urdangarín could be jailed for up to 15 years. </p> <p>Urdangarín is accused with 15 others of embezzling around 5.6million euros of public funds.</p> <p>The anti-corruption prosecutor in the so-called Noos trial is expected to ask the judge to jail Urdangarín and clear Princess Cristina of any criminal wrongdoing. </p> <p>The king’s sister, who may have benefited from her husband’s alleged graft, will be asked to return some of the embezzled funds.</p> <p>The trial has angered a public facing unemployment of twenty-four percent and tough austerity measures.</p> <p>The support of Spain’s monarchy has plunged after several scandals in recent years.</p> <p>Both Cristina and her husband have denied any wrongdoing.</p>