Former Spanish king Juan Carlos made a deal with the Spanish state because of back taxes. Juan Carlos, now 83, has to repay more than 4 million euros, write The country in The world Friday.
According to The country Part of the compensation is intended to settle a case involving private flights.
A Liechtenstein foundation in the name of a cousin of Juan Carlos would have paid for its expensive private flights for years. According to the newspaper, the former king should have declared the trips as income.
Spokesmen for the former king declined to answer questions from the news agency Reuters.
Juan Carlos has been living in the United Arab Emirates since August. Domestically, he was criticized in a corruption investigation and charged with tax evasion. In a study targeting high value credit cards whose origins are unclear, he recently paid $ 678,000.
The largest investigation centers on Juan Carlos’ role in the potentially fraudulent acquisition of a high-speed line in Saudi Arabia. During his tenure as king, he may have received tens of millions of euros in Saudi bribes in his overseas account, which he then channeled to Spain. Saudi Arabia says the sums of money were a gift.
When Juan Carlos received the money, he was still king. In this sense, he is inviolable and does not appear to be prosecuted. Another investigation could lead to the prosecution of the former king. This targets possible “illegal activities” of Juan Carlos after the change of throne in 2014, when his son Felipe VI became King of Spain.
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