A court in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands) has ordered King Felipe's brother-in-law, Iñaki Urdangarín, to surrender himself to prison within five days after being sentenced to a 5 years and 10 months in jail for fraud on Tuesday.
His former business partner, Diego Torres, has also been ordered to hand himself in by next Monday.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court held on appeal that the men were guilty of a range of fraud crimes in the corruption case known as Nóos, after the Nóos Institute, run by the pair, and confirmed their prison sentences.
In 2006, €445,000 was paid to the institute without any services being provided in return.
The Supreme Court ruled the former Popular Party First Minister of the Balearic Islands, Jaume Matas, had seen an opportunity in Mr. Urdangarín "as a consequence of his marriage to the daughter of who was then the head of state", King Juan Carlos, to organise a tourism conference on the islands in 2005.
That "privileged position" also put a stop to "any possible competition" for the tender.
Mr. Urdangarín was sentenced to five years and ten months in jail for one count of abuse of authority and the misuse of public funds (two years and three months), one count of fraud (seven months), one count of influence peddling (one year), and two counts of tax crime (two years).
Princess Cristina, the King's sister, was ordered to reimburse €136,950 in civil liability related to her husband's conviction for the misuse of public funds.
Mr. Torres was sentenced to five years and eight months in jail for one count of abuse of authority and misuse of public funds (three years less one day), one count of fraud (eight months), and one count of tax crime (two years). He was found not guilty of one count of influence peddling and one count of money laundering.
Ana María Tejeiro, Mr. Torres's wife, was also ordered to reimburse €172,550 in civil liability related to her husband's convictions.
Both men's sentences were reduced on appeal: Mr. Urdangarín's by five months and Mr. Torres's by two years and two months.
The former Popular Party (PP) First Minister of the Balearic Islands, Jaume Matas (2003-2007), was also sentenced to three years and eight months in jail in the case, for one count of abuse of authority (three years) and one count of fraud (eight months). The Supreme Court did not reduce his sentence on appeal.
King Felipe stripped Princess Cristina of the title of Duchess of Palma in 2015, after she was indicted in the case.
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