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Historic trial opens for Spain's Princess Cristina, accused of tax fraud

Historic trial opens for Spain's Princess Cristina, accused of tax fraud

Spain’s Princess Cristina went on trial Monday on charges of tax fraud in a historic case heard on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, not far from a royal palace where she used to vacation — and within view of the prison where she could end up.

Infanta Cristina de Borbon, 50, is one of King Felipe VI's two older sisters. She and her Olympic medalist husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, are charged with defrauding Spanish tax authorities. They deny any wrongdoing.

They are among 18 defendants accused of helping to embezzle $6.5 million in public funds, mostly from Valencia and the Balearic Islands, through the Noos Foundation, a supposedly nonprofit sports...

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