Prosecutors at Spain’s Supreme Court announced on Monday that they will investigate whether former King Juan Carlos I was bribed by Saudi Arabia to facilitate the construction of a bullet train by a Spanish railway company.
Swiss prosecutors allege that the former King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, handed off a briefcase with roughly US$1.9 million to his accountant on a trip to Geneva in 2010 so that it could be secretly deposited offshore.
With a cacophony of banging pots and pans, Spaniards tried to sound out King Felipe’s speech, who took to the airwaves to discuss the severity of the coronavirus.
King Felipe VI said he will renounce his inheritance in response to the largest corruption scandal implicating the Spanish royal family since the county’s transition to democracy at the end of the 1970’s. But some say the announcement is meaningless as the law won’t let him do that.
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