Friday 30 September 2016

Princess Cristina's accuser in tax fraud case arrested by police

Published 15/04/2016 | 10:56

Princess Cristina's trial is taking place in the city of Palma de Mallorca (AP)
Princess Cristina's trial is taking place in the city of Palma de Mallorca (AP)

The leader of the anti-corruption group that brought criminal tax fraud charges against Spain's Princess Cristina has himself been arrested by financial crimes officers.

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A police official said Manos Limpias (Clean Hands) chief Miguel Bernad was detained at his Madrid home.

The group has pursued criminal tax fraud charges punishable by up to eight years in prison against Cristina, the sister of King Felipe VI, after prosecutors declined to do so, saying Cristina should face an administrative fine at most.

Cristina's trial is taking place in the city of Palma de Mallorca.

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