Juan Carlos I Tries To Avoid The Judicial Investigation Of The Opaque Cards By Now Paying The Treasury

The emeritus king, Juan Carlos I, has presented a fiscal regularization to the Ministry of Finance for the undeclared amounts that he had spent with credit cards and with funds whose origin is part of an investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office that elDiario.es carried out in the past November 3. The initiative of Juan Carlos I, which publishes this Sunday The country, It consists of a document submitted by your lawyer to the Tax Agency that the Ministry of Finance is studying.

The attempt to settle its accounts with the Treasury at the end of 2020 aims to close the investigation that the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office opened more than a year ago and that is now in the hands of the Supreme Court Prosecutor’s Office, before which Juan Carlos I. De be accepted by the Treasury, the matter would be settled with the payment of the amounts defrauded and a fine. The aforementioned information ensures that the Tax Agency is still studying the proposal of the lawyer Javier Sánchez-Junco.


The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation in 2019 upon detecting the use of the aforementioned cards. The Public Ministry tries to verify whether between 2016 and 2018 the expenses with these cards exceeded 275,000 euros in a single year, which would entail payments to the Treasury for 120,000 euros per year – the amount of fraud from which criminal investigations are opened. Juan Carlos I was inviolable – he could not be investigated – for events prior to 2014 when he was head of state, but these possible tax crimes would have occurred after his abdication. The Prosecutor’s Office has already questioned the Mexican millionaire from whom the money spent with the cards would come, Allen Sanginés-Krause, and retired Lieutenant Colonel Nicolás Murga Mendoza, already retired, and who would have acted as a vehicle for the use of those funds. Murga Mendoza was aide-de-camp to the King Emeritus.

According to the same information, this tax regularization is limited to the amounts spent with the aforementioned opaque cards and not to possible assets abroad, the subject of another line of investigation in the Supreme Court and in the Swiss Prosecutor’s Office since it became known last March that Saudi Arabia gave 60 million euros to Juan Carlos I in 2008, when he was head of state, and that he hid them in Switzerland until they were transferred to Corinna Larsen in 2012. The Swiss prosecutor Yves Bertossa believes that they come from a commission for the construction of the AVE to Mecca in which a consortium of Spanish companies participated.

The fiscal regularization of the expenses of the cards, enjoyed by Juan Carlos I himself and other members of the royal family such as Queen Sofía, would pave the judicial future of Juan Carlos I, since the Supreme Court Prosecutor’s Office has reached the conclusion that the events related to the money from Saudi Arabia constitute alleged crimes protected by the inviolability of the monarch. The Public Ministry finalizes a filing proposal with a detailed exposition of the irregularities committed by the monarch while he was head of state.

Once elDiario.es unveiled the Anti-Corruption investigation into the opaque cards, the State Attorney General, Dolores Delgado, made public a third avenue of investigation on the emeritus, in addition to this and that of the funds from Saudi Arabia. It is an account in the tax haven of Jersey with several million euros and which could constitute a laundering crime. The movements of that money after the abdication are key to knowing if this third way can conclude in an investigation in the Supreme Court, although the origin of the receipt of the funds could go back to 2005.



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