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Urdangarín sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison
12 June 2018 @ 22:34

KING Felipe's brother-in-law Iñaki Urdangarín has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in jail after his custodial term was reduced on appeal by five months.

He will be able to choose which prison he goes to if he hands himself in rather than waiting to be arrested.

The former Duke of Palma, who lost his title when found guilty of a multi-million public fund embezzlement racket in which he took advantage of his Royal connections to gain publicity for his cause, had attempted unsuccessfully to strike a bargain in which he was sentenced to no more than two years, given that, for a first offence, anything less than this does not have to be served.

Urdangarín (pictured), who is married to HRH Felipe VI's youngest sister, the Infanta (non-Crown Princess) Cristina, set up what purported to be a non-profit association, the Nóos Institute, aimed at promoting and organising sporting and cultural events and attracting public funds to pay for them.

Urdangarín and his Nóos partner Diego Torres inflated the estimates and invoices involved and pocketed the difference.

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