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Spain princess to obey court summons: lawyers

Published on Jan 11, 2014 9:56 PM
 

MADRID (AFP) - Spanish King Juan Carlos's daughter Cristina has abandoned plans to appeal her court summons as a financial fraud suspect, her lawyers said on Saturday, in a scandal that has plunged the royals into crisis.

The king's youngest daughter, 48, will become the first of his direct relatives to appear in court accused of wrongdoing when she answers the summons, set by a judge for March 8.

Her lawyers reiterated that she was innocent of the accusations of tax-evasion and money-laundering but said she would comply with the summons so as not to draw out the process.

Cristina "has nothing to hide from the investigating judge nor from Spanish society", said the Barcelona law firm defending her, Roca Junyent, in a statement.

 
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