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Spanish princess denies role in corruption scandal

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Feb 8 (EFE).- Princess Cristina, the younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos' two daughters, said in an historic court appearance Saturday that she had no role in managing a real-estate and consulting company that she co-owned with her husband and is at the center of a long-running corruption case, judicial sources told Efe.

Spain awaits fraud hearing for princess

A rare royal spectacle was brewing Friday on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca, where a judge was preparing to question the king of Spain's daughter as a fraud suspect. Judge Jose Castro could not confirm whether Cristina de Bourbon, 48, would provide the unprecedented sight of a princess arriving on foot on Saturday at the court, where hundreds of reporters and cameras will be waiting. For security reasons he has given Cristina permission to drive right up to the door, which would save her a humiliating walk in front of the world media's lenses.

Spain awaits fraud hearing for princess

A rare royal spectacle was brewing Friday on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca, where a judge was preparing to question the king of Spain's daughter as a fraud suspect. Judge Jose Castro could not confirm whether Cristina de Bourbon, 48, would provide the unprecedented sight of a princess arriving on foot on Saturday at the court, where hundreds of reporters and cameras will be waiting. For security reasons he has given Cristina permission to drive right up to the door, which would save her a humiliating walk in front of the world media's lenses.

Spanish princess faces court in royal scandal

A judge will quiz Spanish King Juan Carlos's youngest daughter Cristina on Saturday over fraud allegations in a corruption scandal -- a historic first for the troubled royal family. Long thought untouchable as a royal, Cristina, 48, now faces public scrutiny over accusations of tax fraud and money-laundering that have fuelled doubts over the future of the monarchy. The judge on the island of Majorca will question Cristina, seventh in line to the throne, as a suspect in a judicial probe -- one step towards a possible trial.

Accusations against Spanish princess create rift between judge, prosecutor

Palma, Spain, Jan 15 (EFE).- The preliminary charges filed against Spanish King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, who is accused of financial crimes, have created a rift between the judge and the anti-corruption prosecutor in the case. Judge Jose Castro, an examining magistrate in Palma, Majorca, on Jan. 7 named Princess Cristina, 48, as a suspect in the money-laundering and tax-fraud case involving her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, and summoned her to testify in court.

Accusations against Spanish princess create rift between judge, prosecutor

Palma, Spain, Jan 15 (EFE).- The preliminary charges filed against Spanish King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, who is accused of financial crimes, have created a rift between the judge and the anti-corruption prosecutor in the case. Judge Jose Castro, an examining magistrate in Palma, Majorca, on Jan. 7 named Princess Cristina, 48, as a suspect in the money-laundering and tax-fraud case involving her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, and summoned her to testify in court.

Spanish judge moves up date of princess' court appearance

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Jan 13 (EFE).- Princess Cristina, the younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos' two daughters, will appear in court Feb. 8 - a month earlier than originally planned - to answer questions about alleged tax fraud and money laundering, the judge hearing the case said Monday. Investigating magistrate Jose Castro was responding to a document presented last Saturday by Cristina's lawyers, in which she refused to challenge the summons and stated her wish to testify, though she "absolutely and firmly disagrees" with the charges.

Spanish judge moves up date of princess' court appearance

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Jan 13 (EFE).- Princess Cristina, the younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos' two daughters, will appear in court Feb. 8 - a month earlier than originally planned - to answer questions about alleged tax fraud and money laundering, the judge hearing the case said Monday. Investigating magistrate Jose Castro was responding to a document presented last Saturday by Cristina's lawyers, in which she refused to challenge the summons and stated her wish to testify, though she "absolutely and firmly disagrees" with the charges.

Spain's Princess Cristina to appear in court over corruption charges

Barcelona, Jan 11 (EFE).- Princess Cristina, the younger of Spanish King Juan Carlos' two daughters, has decided to renounce her right to appeal and will testify over corruption charges, her attorneys said Saturday. In their statement, the lawyers said the princess would voluntarily appear before the judge even though she "absolutely and firmly disagrees" with the charges. On Tuesday, Spanish Judge Jose Castro formally charged Cristina with tax fraud and money laundering and summoned her to appear in court on March 8.

Spain's Princess Cristina to testify over corruption charges

By Inmaculada Sanz and Tracy Rucinski MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Princess Cristina, daughter of King Juan Carlos, will appear before a Palma de Mallorca court to testify over tax fraud and money-laundering charges she denies but has decided not to appeal, her lawyers said on Saturday. It is the first time a member of Spain's royal family will testify as the subject of criminal proceedings since Juan Carlos came out of exile to reclaim the throne after the end of the Francisco Franco dictatorship in 1975.
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