Spanish king’s brother-in-law jailed over graft conviction

Madrid (AFP) – The Spanish king’s brother-in-law was jailed Monday after losing an appeal against a graft conviction, the prison authorities said.

Inaki Urdangarin, the husband of King Felipe’s sister Cristina entered the prison in Brieva, just over 100 kilometres (62 miles) north of Madrid at 8:00 am (0600 GMT), a spokesman for the facility said.

The former Olympic handball player was sentenced to five years and 10 months in jail in a case which caused uproar in Spain and tainted the royal family’s image.