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Spanish princess questioned in court

Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 01:25

Feb. 8 - Spanish princess is questioned in court over a corruption scandal involving her husband's business dealings. Sarah Toms reports.

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Captured by the world's media, Spain's Princess Cristina leaves a hotel in Barcelona for a courthouse in Palma de Mallorca. It's the first time in history that a member of Spain's royal family has been hauled into court in a criminal proceeding. Princess Cristina's husband Inaki Urdangarin is alleged to have defrauded eight million dollars of public money through his charitable foundation. The 48-year-old princess is suspected of tax fraud and money-laundering. She and her husband deny any wrongdoing, and have not been charged. But it's a story that these pro-republican campaigners are only too familiar with....It's made headlines in Spain for three years, damaging the reputation and credibility of the country's royalty. Princess Cristina was given special permission to be allowed to be driven to the courthouse, avoiding the glare television cameras. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) UNIDENTIFIED MAN SITTING AT AIRPORT, SAYING: "When I had to go to court for cases of mine, I had to walk down the pathway and had to do everything that needed to be done. Why is she getting so much privilege and it's such a big deal?" But inside in a closed door hearing she won't be able to dodge the judge's questions, including what she knew about her husband's alleged wrongdoing.

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Spanish princess questioned in court

Saturday, February 08, 2014 - 01:25