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Former mistress of Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos is placed under investigation after she was recorded claiming Saudis paid the royal to help win a £5.5billion rail deal

mercredi 29 juillet 2020 par paradisfj.info

Former mistress of Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos is placed under investigation after she was recorded claiming Saudis paid the royal to help win a £5.5billion rail deal

A judge is also investigating if the King’s lover Corinna Sayn-Wittgenstein tasked a former police officer - José Manuel Villarejo - with spying on a Spanish citizen
The investigation has been reopened after it was shelved by prosecutors in 2018
The allegation was made in an audio recording of a 2015 conversation in London
Villarejo - who is facing criminal investigations himself - leaked the recording

By Chris Jewers For Mailonline
Published : 11:45 BST, 28 July 2020 | Updated : 12:34 BST, 28 July 2020

Spanish authorities are investigating whether Juan Carlos - the former King of Spain - received a secret commission for helping to win a £5.5 billion Saudi rail deal, after his former mistress made the allegations privately.

German Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein has been placed under investigation in relation to audio recordings of a meeting between herself and retired Spanish police commissioner José Manuel Villarejo at her London home in 2015.

The investigation into the conversation was initially closed in 2018, but it was reopened yesterday after new evidence emerged, The Times reported, with police discovering other copies of the conversation.

Investigators first shelved the case two years ago because the allegations against Juan Carlos pertain to before his abdication in 2014, when he still held immunity from prosecution.

Investigating judge Manuel García Castellón is now looking into whether Sayn-Wittgenstein commissioned Villarejo - then a serving police officer - to gain information about a Spanish citizen. Lire la suite.


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