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Old 06-25-2014, 01:36 PM
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I don't believe Cristina will go to prison either.
Wealthy people never seem to suffer the full consequences of their crimes, it's generally a wrist-slap.
She'll perhaps be fines or something like that, but Jail? No.
I don't know.. giving a fine that could possibly be paid with extorted money makes about as much sense as suspending a kid from school for skipping classes. Kid didn't want to be there to begin with.

More logical would be to order restitution for monies extorted even if it means declaring bankruptcy and send Inaki to prison IF they or one of them is found to be guilty.
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I knew, as soon as I heard JC was going to abdicate, that news like this was on the way. It would be almost impossible to say Cristina was getting a fair trial when she was the daughter of the King and technically a member of the Royal House. The only people I feel sorry for are Leonor and Sofia (as they have effectively had their childhoods ended early thanks to Cristina and Inaki's actions) & Elena (as she has to give up working for her good causes etc because of her sister and brother in law's actions)
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:27 PM
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I still think Infanta Cristina is innocent.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:34 PM
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I knew, as soon as I heard JC was going to abdicate, that news like this was on the way. It would be almost impossible to say Cristina was getting a fair trial when she was the daughter of the King and technically a member of the Royal House. The only people I feel sorry for are Leonor and Sofia (as they have effectively had their childhoods ended early thanks to Cristina and Inaki's actions) & Elena (as she has to give up working for her good causes etc because of her sister and brother in law's actions)

I know it's off topic, but just for clarificaition, tommy:
Infanta Elena won't give up her good causes, in fact it was announced that she will be taking the workload off the Princess of Asturias til she is of age and perform her duties.
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Old 06-25-2014, 03:41 PM
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El juez Castro mantiene la imputación de la infanta Cristina por delito fiscal y bl | Realeza | Noticias hola.com

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El Juez Castro mantiene la imputación de la Infanta Cristina por delitos de blanqueo y fraude fiscal - Bekia


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Old 06-25-2014, 03:43 PM
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I know it's off topic, but just for clarificaition, tommy:
Infanta Elena won't give up her good causes, in fact it was announced that she will be taking the workload off the Princess of Asturias til she is of age and perform her duties.
I must have missed this, where was it announced? Thanks.
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:13 PM
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It was in TRF.
http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...ml#post1679900
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:23 PM
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Just to clarify,there was no official announcement a poster just mentioned they had read it.
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Old 06-25-2014, 04:40 PM
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Her poor kids,I really feel so sorry for them caught up in this horrible mess.
i don't feel sorry, they had to think more than twice before having done what they did and they chose the wrong path. what they have done is shameful. they had everything. they were the perfect family, led a perfect life, had anything money can buy, including things money cannot buy, like trust and respect from the spaniards and the world.

i don't think the kids will be missing anything and they have a supportive family around who will raise them with good values, and not those of greed and fraud. so even for them, it's a win situation...
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Thanks! I find this hard to believe to be honest since Elena is no longer a member of the royal family and not even able to keep up her own agenda for the royal house. To me it makes more sense that F&L cover for Leonor until she gets old enough to do her own events.
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i don't think the kids will be missing anything and they have a supportive family around who will raise them with good values, and not those of greed and fraud. so even for them, it's a win situation...
I believe the Kings will continue to support their daughter out of the public eye now and once they are gone, Cristina will be up to a huge inheritance.
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i don't feel sorry, they had to think more than twice before having done what they did and they chose the wrong path. what they have done is shameful. they had everything. they were the perfect family, led a perfect life, had anything money can buy, including things money cannot buy, like trust and respect from the spaniards and the world.
I was referring to their kids,I couldn't give two hoots about Inaki & Cristina its they kids who have my sympathy.
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If like me, its taken some time to understand this, here is a straightforward take on it by he Guardian newspaper.

Princess Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin – from media darlings to royal outcasts | World news | theguardian.com
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:22 PM
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If like me, its taken some time to understand this, here is a straightforward take on it by he Guardian newspaper.

Princess Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin – from media darlings to royal outcasts | World news | theguardian.com
Thanks for that, for me a great summary to get up to speed with the drama that's unfolding...
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:44 PM
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I agree that this article gives a great outline of why the couple are under investigation.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:54 PM
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One thing I still don't understand is this: I've read that multiple people involved with this case, including the initial judge AND the prosecuting attorney have come to the conclusion that there is not enough evidence to charge Christina. Who is this most recent judge,then, and what has changed so dramatically, (especially given that the investigation has been going on for years), that now Christina is considered a suspect?

Also, I'm not familiar with the Spanish justice system - does it generally take this many years to decide whether someone will be brought to trial? Because, IMO, there's being thorough, and then there's drawing things out for as long as humanly possible to see if something, at some point, might stick.
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The obstinacy of Princess Cristina | In English | EL PAÍS
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Old 06-28-2014, 10:48 AM
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Very interesting article. Don't know if I agree 100% with his final conclusion. Loving ones husband is a wonderful thing and I am sure she does. But, I still believe she knew exactly what was going on many years ago and was also involved.
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Very interesting article. Don't know if I agree 100% with his final conclusion. Loving ones husband is a wonderful thing and I am sure she does. But, I still believe she knew exactly what was going on many years ago and was also involved.

I agree. I believe she knew to some extent what was going on. To what extent we may never know.


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Princess Cristina corruption case in Spain is given go-ahead | World news | theguardian.com
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