The legal team of the emeritus king proposed to the Finances of Spain a settlement of part of the alleged tax debts of Juan Carlos, reported an investigation by ‘El País’. La Semana adds that at the base of the negotiation will be Juan Carlos’ desire to return to Spain before Christmas.
At stake are about 500 thousand euros allegedly used by Juan Carlos between 2016 and 2018 through a friend’s account, a Mexican Air Force colonel, Nicolas Murga Mendoza, to travel, hotel and restaurant expenses. The investigation of anti-corruption authority started recently, so there is a risk that this value will be higher.
So far, neither the Tax Agency has opened a case nor the prosecutor has filed a complaint against Juan Carlos, which will have hastened the legal team of the emeritus king to try to reach an agreement. Spanish law states that those who regularize their tax status before a formal charge will be exempt from criminal liability.
If the proposal is accepted, Juan Carlos will have to pay at least 70% of the undeclared income in question, in this case around 350 thousand euros, in addition to interest.
Still the controversy with Corinna
But this is not the only investigation involving Felipe VI’s father. The emeritus king is still grappling with justice over the $ 100 million (€ 65 million at the time) he received in 2008 from the King of Saudi Arabia, Abdalá Bin Abdelaziz.
This is the same amount that Juan Carlos will have given “present” to ex-lover Corinna Larsen and that was never declared to the Spanish tax authorities.
Depressed in the United Arab EmiratesA friend of Juan Carlos says that he has received several visits to the hotel where he is exiled in Abu Dhabi, and to all of them.and complains that “he does not want to die in exile, and that he fears that the disease will take him without reaching Spain”, reported ‘El Espanhol’. The same friend guaranteed that the emeritus king went further down after receiving the news of the death of Fernando Falcó, Marqués de Cubas. “It was a reality check, especially since I couldn’t say goodbye to him.”
Felipe VI’s father has spent his days circulating between the different rooms of the palace where he is staying, he does gymnastics, physiotherapy, but he leaves little.