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Spanish royal family corruption

Post by Firestarter » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:51 pm

Earlier this month, Spain was visited by George Soros and Erik Prince (founder of Blackwater and brother of Trump’s education secretary Betsy DeVos)…


On Friday, 13 April 2012, King Juan Carlos of Spain took a fall while elephant-hunting in Botswana. A luxury safari like the King’s would cost nearly $60,000 (including $15,000 for the permit to kill an elephant) — twice the average annual salary in a country suffering with a depression.
Earlier Juan Carlos had been pictured standing proudly in front of a killed elephant, on another safari.
These Royals are such great preservers of nature!

It soon became public that the King’s hunting party included German “aristocrat” Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, some 27 years younger than Juan Carlos.
Sayn-Wittgenstein had flown with him on the plane of Mohamed Eyad Kayali, a Syrian-born Saudi deal-maker, who paid for the safari. Eyad Kayali was the “right-hand man” of Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi defence minister who “fixed” the $9 billion deal for a consortium of Spanish companies to build the high-speed railway between Mecca and Medina. Shahpari Khashoggi, the third ex-wife of Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, “was the agent for the Spanish side on that”.

Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein said she had met the King in 2004 at a shooting party at the Duke of Westminster’s estate in England. Sayn-Wittgenstein’s relationship with the King apparently started when he asked her to arrange the May 2004 honeymoon trip of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia (now King and Queen) to Jordan, Thailand, and Fiji.
In 2004 and 2005, Corinna put together 2 safaris in Mozambique for the King, and on the first was “by his side all the time”. According to an “insider”, since then she has been a regular guest on the partridge-shooting weekends Juan Carlos hosts every spring at his country estate, south of Madrid and “The King is still in love with her”.
The King refurbished the El Pardo palace compound for Corinna and visited her and her kids all the time. She accompanied the King on trips to foreign countries, including Germany, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.
See Juan Carlos and Corinna Sayn-Wittgenstein at the Laureus Award in Barcelona, 2006.
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In November 2011, the Spanish people learned that Inaki Urdangarín, husband of the Juan Carlos’ daughter Infanta Cristina, was under investigation for embezzling millions of Euros from his “non-profit” sports foundation, the Nóos Institute.
In 2003, Urdangarín had joined the consulting firm of Diego Torres that was reconstituted as a non-profit foundation and renamed the Nóos Institute. Urdangarín became president and Torres vice president, and they were joined on the five-member board by Cristina, her royal secretary Carlos García Revenga, and a relative of Torres’ wife.
Nóos has been accused for grossly over-billing the Valencia and Balearic Islands governments and diverting the excess money to tax havens in Belize, Luxembourg, and Andorra. Some of this public money went to “a real estate firm jointly operated by Mr. Urdangarín and his wife”.
By late 2004, Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, on the King’s request, looked for a new job for his son-in-law Urdangarín.

Diego Torres testified that Urdangarín never made a move without Palace approval, and that Princess Cristina was involved in running it. Torres submitted more than 200 e-mails to the court in support of his claims.

In 1956, Juan Carlos, then 18, shot and killed his 14-year-old brother, Alfonso. Reportedly in an accident: https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2013/1 ... abdication


Carlos’ wealth is estimated at 2 billion Euros.

In 2015, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein (these days located in Monaco) claimed in a conversation with a former Spanish officer in London that “she was being drawn into money laundering” by Prince Juan Carlos I by buying multiple properties in Morocco and putting them on her name.

Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein has said that if she cooperates with the scheme involving the properties in her name:
But if do it, it is money laundering.
They are putting me under tremendous pressure to return these things, but if I do it I am breaking the law I could go to jail.
https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/0 ... legations/


On 17 February 2017, Spain’s King Felipe VI’s brother-in-law, Inaki Urdangarin, was sentenced to years in prison for fraud, by a regional court on Majorca.
In June, Spain’s Supreme Court upheld his prison sentence of 5 years and 10 months (5 months less than the verdict of the lower court).
This is the first time in modern history that a member of Spain’s royal family is sent to prison.

King Felipe’s sister, Princess Cristina (wife of Urdangarin), had earlier been stripped of her title Duchess of Palma by royal decree.
The lower court found Princess Cristina not guilty of criminal charges, but fined her about €265,000 ($312,000) for her involvement in the fraud. The Supreme Court cut that in half.

In 2011, an investigation was started into Urdangarin’s business activities, after huge cost overruns for the construction of a cycling track on Majorca. It was concluded that his “non-profit” foundation the Nóos Institute (with Princess Cristina on its board) and real estate company Aizoon (co-owned by Cristina and Inaki) had embezzled more than $7 million.
The Royal couple had been living in Geneva, Switzerland. Urdangarin still has a final chance to avoid or delay incarceration, by appealing to Spain’s Constitutional Court.

Fifteen other people besides Cristina and Inaki were indicted in the case as well.
Their main business partner Diego Torres was (also) accused of overcharging 2 regional governments (The Balearic Islands and Valencia) for sporting events organised by the Noos Institute.
The Supreme Court reduced Torres’ prison sentence by almost 3 years, to 5 years and 8 months. Torres was also fined €1,723,843.10.
The most prominent politician found guilty, former regional president of the Balearic Islands, Jaume Matas, was sentenced to 3 years and 8 months in prison.

This is only one of several political corruption scandals involving money embezzled by Spanish politicians.
Mariano Rajoy was ousted as PM after his party was convicted of operating a slush fund: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/12/worl ... -king.html


Inaki Urdangarin started his prison sentence more than a month ago: https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/06/18/in ... 57172.html
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Re: Spanish royal family corruption

Post by Firestarter » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:23 pm

In 2017, Amadeo Martinez Ingles published a book that King Juan Carlos has had sex with almost 5000 women.
From September 1957 to December 1962 - 636 women;
From 1963 to 1975 – 804 women;
From 1976 to 2014 - 2,953 lovers.
That’s almost 4400...

Six years ago the Spanish socialite Pilar Eyre claimed that Juan Carlos even made a move on Princess Diana when she, Charles and their sons spent some time with the Spanish royals on Majorca in 1986.
See Diana, Charles and Juan Carlos during the British royals visit to Spain in 1987.
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Juan Carlos used country houses, private apartments and luxury hotels around Madrid for his escapades
On occasions, he travelled abroad for “meetings” at the homes of his mistresses. His favourite form of transport for these “discreet liaisons” was his personal helicopter.
One of Juan Carlos’ mistresses is said to have been the Belgian Liliane Sartiau. In 2015, her daughter Ingrid brought a paternity suit to the Spanish courts. But the writ was thrown out because of the king’s “legal inviolability” in Spain.

In 2017, it was reported that Spain’s secret service paid Miss World contestant in 1971, Barbara Rey, more than £2.5 million as hush money for keeping her affair with Juan Carlos a secret. Rey has denied receiving any money.
The money was paid into an offshore account at a Luxembourg bank by Spanish intelligence agency CESID (now called CNI). Barbara Rey has claimed that in a “burglary” at her Madrid home, documents, negatives and tapes which could compromise “important people” were stolen: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/artic ... -book.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/ZglLS)


Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein in her meeting with retired police officer José Manuel Villarejo said that Juan Carlos used her to hide assets and properties abroad. The king’s Swiss lawyer Dante Canónica created opaque "structures" in the name of third parties, like her.
Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein also claims Juan Carlos had Swiss bank accounts in the name of his cousin Álvaro Jaime de Orleans-Borbón.

Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein says she has been pressured by CNI to transfer these assets to the name of others close to Juan Carlos.
According to Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein in the summer 2012 she was threatened by the director of the CNI, Felix Sanz Roldán, with the death of herself and her children. This happened with the king’s knowledge. Sanz Roldán has denied threatening her.
Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein in also told in the recording that mercenaries burglarised her homes in London and Monaco to steal documents: https://www.elnacional.cat/en/news/king ... 5_102.html
(archived here: http://archive.is/TKjD3)


Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein also claims Juan Carlos I used her accounts in Monaco to deposit his €80 million share from the €6.3 billion Saudi Arabian deal (the Medina to Mecca high-speed railway): https://www.thelocal.ch/20180717/former ... nder-funds
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