This is the first time that Spanish prosecutors’ theories about the illegal origin of the large sums of money that Juan Carlos I have been hiding in tax havens over the past few years have been published, and no conclusion has ever been reached. Pro: The Assistant Public Prosecutor of the Spanish Supreme Court in charge of investigating the king’s honorary income is aware that Juan Carlos was an alleged “international commissioner”.
This is the conclusion drawn from the rogatory sent by the Spanish judiciary on February 24 this year, and I showed This Friday by El Mundo newspaper. In the same lawyer Juan Ignacio Campos requests access to all information for all accounts opened in that country between 2016 and 2019 on behalf of the Zagatka Foundation, an entity controlled by Álvaro de Orleans, the king’s titular cousin, by which his great expenses were covered with “various expenses, gifts, and special trips” in those years – and which is at the center of one of the three investigations currently underway in Spain against the former king.
There is no text, Campos explains it The Prosecutor’s Office is convinced that the honorary king made his fortune by imposing “commissions and other benefits of a similar nature by virtue of his mediation in international trade negotiations.” – Who was the “Agent of the International Commission”, translation of El Mundo – and warns of the possibility of committing crimes “money laundering against the treasury, bribery and abuse of influence”.
The revelation of the rogatory letter by El Mundo alarmed the Spanish political world. In a statement, the Spanish Public Prosecution already clarified that in order to request any kind of legal assistance from other countries, it is always necessary to provide a “detailed description of all criminal evidence to the requesting authority”.
“This means that We are not in front of a judgment, a request for prosecution, or the prosecutor’s conclusions, but a request for information, which simply details the potential crimes under investigation.“, to stress the Spanish authorities. It is clear that it will be precisely the content of the response given by the requested authority to the corresponding rogatory commission that will allow the public prosecutor to confirm or exclude these indications, or even open other avenues of investigation.”
In the rogatory, which was sent to the Public Prosecutor of the Canton of Geneva, Yves Bertosa, the Spanish Public Prosecutor also noted that in one of the other cases under investigation, “the facts of concealment, transfer, transfer, transfer and/or possession of funds are “under the control” of Don Juan Carlos de Borbón. E. Bourbon, someone with immunity before the Supreme Court.” Juan Ignacio Campos explains that the authorities’ goal is to determine the “source” of unauthorized funds to the Spanish tax authorities – which The Honorary King has already, in fact, begun to return it to the IRS: 4.4 million euros is already there, and another 3.6 million euros remains.
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