Spain’s Princess Cristina in court for end of fraud trial


MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Princess Cristina is in court for final defense arguments in her trial for tax fraud that also includes her husband and 15 others charged with an alleged scheme to defraud millions in public contracts for sports events and conferences.

Cristina’s lawyer was expected to argue Tuesday that she did not commit any crimes.

A lawyer for an anti-corruption group wants the sister of King Felipe VI jailed for eight years.

Prosecutors are seeking a 19-year jail sentence for Cristina’s husband Inaki Urdangarin, an Olympic handball medalist turned entrepreneur.

A prosecutor and a state attorney representing Spanish tax authorities have said officials agreed she committed no crimes and should face at most an administrative fine for tax evasion.

A panel of judges could take weeks or months to issue verdicts.