The infanta of Spain, Cristina de Borbón, has been acquitted today by the Palma Court of the charge of collaborating in two tax offenses of her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, for which she was tried in the so-called “Noos case”.
The court judments in the Noos case were known today in Spain. The judicial investigation of the “Noos case”, for which 17 people has been tried, began in July 2010 and the trial was held in 2016.
The infanta, who was tried together with her husband at the request of the association Manos Limpias, which asked for her a sentence of 8 years in prison, has been considered jointly responsible for lucrative title with Urdangarin in the amount of 265,000 euros.
The King’s sister has deposited before the court the 587,413 euros which the Prosecutor’s office amounted its responsibility for profit, something that made her defense at the end of 2014, more than a year before the start of the trial./span>
Iñaki Urdangarín is brother-in-law of the King Felipe IV and son-in-law of the King Juan Carlos.
Urdangarin left to belong to the Royal Family, together with his wife, the infanta Cristina and her sister Elena, when the current monarch came to the throne in June 2014.
Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have been informed of the announcement of the parties of the judment in the Nóos case while they inaugurated the exhibition “Budapest masterpieces” together with the President of Hungary, János Áder, and his wife Anita Herczegh, at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum./span>
The infanta has received the judment “with satisfaction,” said his defense lawyer, Miguel Roca, although he has shown his “disgust” for the judment to Iñaki Urdangarin because “she continues to believe in his innocence”.
Roca, who has appeared before the media in Barcelona after making public the ruling of the Nóos case, has celebrated the acquittal of the infanta in a judment that he considers “historical” because, in his view, he thinks it shows that “we are all equal before the law.”
The lawyer has added that this is a good time for some to “take the opportunity to rectify their comments” on the Infanta Cristina, after having doubted throughout the process of her presumption of innocence.
Madrid/Palma de Mallorca, February 17,2017, EFE/Practica Español