Spain king’s brother-in-law loses appeal, gets 5 years for graft

Madrid (AFP) – The Spanish king’s brother-in-law was sentenced on appeal on Tuesday to five years and 10 months for syphoning off millions of euros in a case that has shamed the royals, the Supreme Court said.

Inaki Urdangarin’s revised sentence is slightly lower than the term he had been handed in February, and could see the husband of Princess Cristina thrown behind bars if he loses a final appeal before the Constitutional Court.

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