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.