King’s son-in-law facing €4-million bail payment in corruption case

Iñaki Urdangarin under investigation for channeling public money to private firms

The king's son-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarin, arriving in court in Feburary. / David Ramos (Getty Images)

Iñaki Urdangarin, the king’s son-in-law, will have to post bail of four million euros if the judge investigating him for misappropriation of public funds accepts the public prosecutor’s request.

For the last 18 months the husband of Princess Cristina, the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofía, has been under investigation for allegedly obtaining contracts without public tenders between 2004 and 2007 through the non-profit he presided, the Noos Institute.

The Popular Party governments of the Valencia region and Balearic Islands awarded Noos six million euros’ worth of contracts for sports and tourism events. Most of that money ended up in private companies owned by Urdangarin and his business associate, Diego Torres, who also faces the same bail.

The partners would set a price for the events and regional leaders paid without any public competition or previous audit of Noos’ rates, the investigation shows.

The scandal, which broke in late 2011, was a major blow to King Juan Carlos. Princess Cristina and Urdangarin have since been absent from royal events.

Para poder comentar debes estar registrado en Eskup y haber iniciado sesión

Darse de alta ¿Por qué darse de alta?

Otras noticias

Últimas noticias

Ver todo el día

Casi 3.000 vascos recurren a la RGI pese a tener trabajo remunerado

Una persona que vive sola tiene derecho a un complemento a través de la RGI si cobra menos de 620 euros

El Orfeó Universitari canta la misa del gallo de Charpentier

La veterana formación celebra los 55 años de su concierto navideño con un cartel de Rafael Armengol

Gambas alavesas de hace 105 millones de años

El hallazago en el yacimiento de ámbar localizado en el término alavés de Peñacerrada ha sido publicado Journal of Systematic Paleontology

Euskadi sufre 26 accidentes mortales cinco menos que en 2013

La estadística oficial no recoge los accidentes mortales en Euskadi de empresas con sede fuera, ni los autónomos que no cotizan por accidentes

LATIN AMERICA

US and Cuba to start talks to normalize relations

Announcement from White House comes after news that US contractor Alan Gross has been freed by Havana

“Isolation has not worked,” says Obama in TV address

US and Cuban presidents take to airwaves to make simultaneous statements on the way forward for relations

Colombia’s FARC guerrillas declare unilateral and indefinite ceasefire

Government must decide whether to do the same or risk ending truce

Lo más visto en...

» Top 50

Webs de PRISA

cerrar ventana