Spain King's Son-in-law Subpoenaed In Graft Probe

By Salon Staff

Published December 29, 2011 11:36AM (EST)

MADRID (AP) — A court says the son-in-law of Spain's King Juan Carlos has been subpoenaed to testify as a suspect in a corruption case.

The case surrounding Inaki Urdangarin, husband of the king's daughter Cristina, has been front-page news for weeks and a public relations nightmare for the royal family, coming at a time of acute economic crisis in Spain.

But it went a big step further Thursday when Judge Jose Castro on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca named Urdangarin as a formal suspect in a criminal probe.

The Balearic Islands Superior Court of Justice said Urdangarin is to testify Feb. 6 in Palma, the capital of the archipelago.

Urdangarin is suspected of siphoning money from public contracts awarded from 2004 to 2006 to a nonprofit foundation he headed.

Salon Staff

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