MADRID (AP) — Spanish Supreme Court docket prosecutors have taken over a brand new investigation into the monetary actions of ex-King Juan Carlos, who not too long ago left Spain to reside in an unspecified nation following the opening of probes in opposition to him in Spain and Switzerland.
The State Prosecutor’s workplace Tuesday confirmed the court docket had taken cost of a brand new investigation after Spanish on-line day by day elDiario.es reported that anti-corruption prosecutors have been probing the alleged use by the previous king, ex-Queen Sofia and a few members of the family of bank cards linked to international accounts not of their names.
Spanish authorities spokeswoman María Jesús Montero declined to touch upon the case, however mentioned the federal government hoped it could be clarified as quickly as doable.
The prosecutor’s workplace gave no particulars of the probe, however non-public information company Europa Press mentioned prosecutors confirmed it involved the case talked about by elDiario.es. Europa Press did not identify the prosecutors who supplied that info. A prosecutor’s assertion mentioned they have been additionally investigating the leaking of the anti-corruption probe to a media outlet.
The cardboard bills relate to the interval 2016-2018, following Juan Carlos’ abdication in 2014. EDiario.es mentioned the probe did not concern his son, present Spanish King Felipe VI, or Queen Leticia.
The Supreme Court docket started investigating the previous king after reviews of a Swiss probe into the cost of tens of millions of euros in kickbacks to Juan Carlos by Saudi Arabia’s late King Abdullah in 2008.