Spanish Princess Cristina's Husband Inaki Urdangarin Ordered to Head to Prison

Iñaki Urdangarin presented an appeal before the Constitutional Court and could request a pardon from the central government

A court has given Spain's King's brother-in-law five days to turn himself in after the Supreme Court ruled he must serve a five-year and 10-month sentence for charges including tax fraud and embezzlement, several Spanish newspapers said on Wednesday.

Spain's public broadcaster TVE showed Inaki Urdangarin arriving Wednesday by vehicle at the Palma de Mallorca court after landing on a commercial flight from Geneva, where the 50-year-old lives with his wife, Princess Cristina.

Public broadcaster TVE showed Urdangarin and his lawyer arriving Wednesday by auto at the Palma de Mallorca court after landing on a commercial flight from Geneva, where the 50-year-old lives with his wife Cristina.

The former Olympic handball player and husband of Princess Christina has been sentenced to five years and ten months in jail in a case which caused uproar in Spain and tainted the royal family's image. Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday June 12, 2018 has upheld a lower court's verdict sentencing Urdangarin to nearly six years behind bars, though it reduced his sentence by five months.

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She became the first close relative of a Spanish king to be put on trial in court.

The 50-year-old had been found guilty last year of embezzling millions of euros between 2004 and 2006 from a non-profit foundation he headed on the island of Majorca. She was ordered to pay a fine of 136,950 euros ($161,500).

Sources at the Zarzuela royal palace commented after the ruling that the monarchy has "total respect for judicial independence", the Europa Press news agency reported.

Urdangarin could still appeal to the Constitutional Court, but experts say that would be futile because the country's top court has not taken in any appeals for imprisonments beyond the five year mark in the past. The couple has been living in Geneva with their four children since the first allegations of wrongdoing emerged in 2012.

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