Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33862/clickenc%3D en Shadow of corruption scandal looms over Spanish royal family http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/shadow-corruption-scandal-looms-over-spanish-royal-family <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law will be questioned Saturday by a judge investigating a corruption case as press reports make new revelations that cast a growing shadow on the entire royal family.</p> <p>Inaki Urdangarin and former partner Diego Torres are suspected of syphoning off millions of euros paid by regional governments to the Noos Institute, a charitable organisation which Urdangarin chaired from 2004 to 2006.</p> <p>The money was meant to cover the cost of staging sporting and tourism events.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130218/shadow-corruption-scandal-looms-over-spanish-royal-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Law Nobility Spanish people Technology AFP Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:15:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759220 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain king's son-in-law back in court in graft scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/spain-kings-son-law-back-court-graft-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish King Juan Carlos's son-in-law Inaki Urdangarin was up before a judge Saturday for the second time in a corruption case that is casting a growing shadow over the royal family.</p> <p>Urdangarin appeared in court on the Mediterranean island of Majorca for questioning over allegations that he embezzled millions of euros of public money paid to a company he managed.</p> <p>Carlos Garcia Revenga, longtime secretary of Urdangarin's wife, the king's youngest daughter Cristina, was also due to be questioned Saturday by Jose Castro.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/spain-kings-son-law-back-court-graft-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Law Nobility Spanish people AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 09:45:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764106 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish king's son-in-law brought before court in graft case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/spanish-kings-son-law-brought-court-graft-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* King's son-in-law charged with embezzlement, other crimes</p> <p>* Foundation overcharged to put on sports business events</p> <p>* Corruption cases have shaken Spain</p> <p>By Inmaculada Sanz</p> <p>PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, Feb 23 (Reuters) - The Spanish king's son-in-law appeared before a judge on the island of Mallorca on Saturday to respond to charges of tax fraud in a six-million-euro embezzlement case that has eroded public support for the once-popular royal family.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/spanish-kings-son-law-brought-court-graft-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European people Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Spanish people Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 10:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764118 at http://www.globalpost.com 45 arrested in Madrid after mass demonstration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/45-arrested-madrid-after-mass-demonstration <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Forty-five people have been arrested in Spain during disturbances following a demonstration on Saturday by tens of thousands of people against spending cuts and allegations of government corruption.</p> <p>The mostly peaceful march convened in central Madrid on Saturday evening in front of parliament under the watch of riot police, who closed access to the legislature, Ritz Hotel and stock exchange.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/45-arrested-madrid-after-mass-demonstration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Community of Madrid Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Thomson Reuters Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:15:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764936 at http://www.globalpost.com Documents cast suspicion on Spain princess in graft probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/documents-cast-suspicion-spain-princess-graft-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish media published extracts Wednesday of documents which indicate the king's youngest daughter was aware of dodgy deals carried out by her husband, who is being probed for embezzlement.</p> <p>Inaki Urdangarin, who is married to Princess Cristina, and former partner Diego Torres are suspected of syphoning off millions of euros paid by regional governments to the Noos Institute.</p> <p>Both men have denied any wrongdoing and have not been charged with any crime, but the scandal is casting a growing shadow over the royal family.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/documents-cast-suspicion-spain-princess-graft-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Nobility Spanish people AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:02:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795547 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish princess in eye of graft scandal storm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/spanish-princess-eye-graft-scandal-storm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish King Juan Carlos's youngest daughter, Princess Cristina, is in the front line of a legal storm engulfing her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, who is under investigation for allegedly embezzling millions of euros in public money.</p> <p>The 47-year-old has not been named as a suspect in the corruption probe opened at the end of 2011 by a judge on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. But the graft allegations facing her husband have cast a growing shadow of suspicion over her role in the affair.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130330/spanish-princess-eye-graft-scandal-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Nobility Spanish people AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 02:02:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5797895 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish princess a suspect in corruption case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/spanish-princess-suspect-corruption-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's Princess Cristina has been summoned to testify as a suspect in a corruption case, a court official said Wednesday, a historic blow to the prestige of the royal family including her father King Juan Carlos.</p> <p>It is the first time a member of the Spanish royal family has been called to appear in a court of law on suspicion of wrongdoing.</p> <p>The 47-year-old princess must testify as a suspect at the court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca on April 27, the court official said on condition of anonymity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/spanish-princess-suspect-corruption-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Nobility Spanish people AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:45:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800164 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's Princess Cristina named suspect in Noos case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/spains-princess-cristina-named-suspect-noos-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Apr 3 (EFE).- Princess Cristina, the youngest daughter of Spain's King Juan Carlos, was named a suspect Wednesday by the judge investigating allegations of corruption involving the Noos Foundation, which was run by her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, judicial officials said.</p> <p>The judge ordered Princess Cristina give a statement on April 27.</p> <p>The judge is investigating allegations that Urdangarin embezzled more than 6 million euros ($7.7 million) after using his connections to obtain lucrative, no-bid public contracts for the foundation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/spains-princess-cristina-named-suspect-noos-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Nobility Spanish people Agencia EFE Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:30:40 +0000 Agencia EFE 5800186 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain palace 'surprised' by court summons of princess http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/spain-palace-surprised-court-summons-princess-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's royal palace said it was "surprised" by a judge's decision to name King Juan Carlos' daughter Princess Cristina as a suspect in a corruption case Wednesday, a move which dealt a huge blow to the prestige of the monarchy.</p> <p>While the royal place has the "maximum respect" for the decision, it "wants to express its surprise for the change in position" by the investigating judge who in March 2012 declined to name the princess as a suspect in the case, a spokesman for the royal palace told AFP.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/spain-palace-surprised-court-summons-princess-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Team handball AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:15:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801026 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain prosecutors: Princess Cristina shouldn't be suspect in Noos case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/spain-prosecutors-princess-cristina-shouldnt-be-suspect-noos-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Apr 3 (EFE).- Spanish prosecutors said Wednesday they will challenge a judge's decision to name Princess Cristina, the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos, as a suspect Wednesday in a corruption case involving the Noos Foundation, which was run by her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin.</p> <p>In an unprecedented move, Judge Jose Castro ordered Cristina to give a statement on April 27.</p> <p>The judge is investigating allegations that Urdangarin embezzled more than 6 million euros ($7.7 million) after using his connections to obtain lucrative, no-bid public contracts for the foundation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130403/spain-prosecutors-princess-cristina-shouldnt-be-suspect-noos-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Nobility Spanish people Agencia EFE Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:32:30 +0000 Agencia EFE 5801098 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain prosecutor appeals against summons of princess http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/spain-prosecutor-appeals-against-summons-princess <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish prosecutors lodged an appeal Friday against a judge's decision to summon King Juan Carlos's daughter Princess Cristina as a suspect in a corruption case, an unprecedented blow to the royal family's prestige.</p> <p>The anti-corruption prosecutor said it was basing its appeal on the principle of "equality before the law", implying that the princess was being unfairly treated because of her royal rank.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/spain-prosecutor-appeals-against-summons-princess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Team handball AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:15:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5802632 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain prosecutor appeals against summons of princess http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/spain-prosecutor-appeals-against-summons-princess-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish prosecutors lodged an appeal Friday against a judge's decision to summon King Juan Carlos's daughter Princess Cristina as a suspect in a corruption case, an unprecedented blow to the royal family's prestige.</p> <p>The anti-corruption prosecutor said it was basing its challenge on the principle of "equality before the law", implying that the princess was being unfairly treated because of her royal rank.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/spain-prosecutor-appeals-against-summons-princess-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Law AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:01:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5802658 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain court delays graft hearing of princess http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/spain-court-delays-graft-hearing-princess <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Spanish court Friday delayed a corruption hearing of King Juan Carlos' daughter Princess Cristina after prosectors lodged an appeal against her summons.</p> <p>Pending the result of the appeal, Judge Jose Castro agreed to postpone his summons for her to testify as a suspect on April 27 at his court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.</p> <p>"Once a decision has been given on the appeal, if its content so allows, a new date will be set," he said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130405/spain-court-delays-graft-hearing-princess" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Summons Team handball AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 23:30:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5803100 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain king's scandal-tainted son-in-law has Qatar job offer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/spain-kings-scandal-tainted-son-law-has-qatar-job-offer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law Inaki Urdangarin, under investigation for allegedly embezzling million of euros of public money, has received a job offer in Qatar in the handball field, Spanish media reported Monday.</p> <p>The 45-year-old former Olympic handball champion has been invited to accompany Spain's national handball coach Valerio Rivero to Qatar if Valerio agrees to manage the Gulf state's national team, daily newspapers ABC and La Vanguardia as well as radio Cadena Cope reported.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130408/spain-kings-scandal-tainted-son-law-has-qatar-job-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Sport in Spain Team handball Technology AFP Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:45:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5805395 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish royal in-law charged with corruption to take job in Qatar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130408/spanish-royal-law-charged-corruption-take-job-qatar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Apr 8 (EFE).- Iñaki Urdangarin, son-in-law of Spain's King Juan Carlos and the chief suspect in a major corruption case, told the monarch he has decided to accept a job in Qatar, La Vanguardia newspaper said Monday.</p> <p>The 45-year-old former Olympic handball player is set to work as top assistant to Valero Rivera when the latter becomes coach of Qatar's national handball team, the Barcelona daily said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130408/spanish-royal-law-charged-corruption-take-job-qatar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iñaki Urdangarin, Duke of Palma de Mallorca Nobility Spanish people Agencia EFE Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:47:39 +0000 Agencia EFE 5805791 at http://www.globalpost.com