Palma.—The Anticorruption Prosecutor has accused Iñaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma, of apparently taking public funds by allegedly using fake and inflated bills for fictitious budgets and services.

Both the Duke, who is married to the younger daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, and his partner Diego Torres, who founded the Nóos Institute, are being investigated and the Anticorruption Prosecutor, Pedro Horrach, is understood to have questioned Torres in Barcelona on Tuesday. Presiding over misappropriation of public funds, and the Matas government is alleged to have paid the Nóos Institute 2.3 million euros between 2005 and 2006.

Apparently, the 2.3 million euros were to cover the costs of Majorca hosting two conventions on Tourism and Sport. the investigation is the judge handling the probe into the alleged multi-million euro fraud case in which the Palma Arena velodrome is embroiled, Jose Castro.

The Arena was built during the legislature of the former Partido Popular Balearic President, Jaume Matas, who is facing a series of charges for the According to Castro, the fees charged were “totally disproportionate”. Judge José Castro, issued an order in Palma on Monday to allow the searching of the companies linked to Urdangarin. In his written statement the judge said that Urdangarin could have committed the crimes of defrauding the administration, perversion of the course of justice, document falsification and the misuse of public funds.


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