Spanish Prosecutors Preparing To Drop Investigations Of Juan Carlos
Posted by karenl on October 7, 2021, 2:46 pm
"The Supreme Court public prosecutor and the anti-corruption prosecutor are preparing a “broad document” setting out the reasons behind their upcoming decision to shelve all three ongoing investigations into Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I. That’s according to sources with knowledge of the investigation, who have spoken to EL PAÍS.
The decree that will officially bring an end to the legal proceedings, and will mean no lawsuits will be filed against the monarch, will be made public in the coming weeks, as was first reported by online Spanish daily El Confidencial."
"........The public prosecutor has reached the conclusion that some of the crimes being investigated – funds hidden in tax havens more than three decades ago – have clearly exceeded the statute of limitations for such offenses. Others cannot be prosecuted given that, even if they can be proven to have taken place, they dated from before 2014, when Juan Carlos enjoyed immunity thanks to his status as reigning monarch.
The alleged offenses relating to the use of other people’s money, meanwhile, without such activity being declared to the Spanish Tax Agency, can also not be pursued by the courts given that the emeritus king filed two regularizations in December 2020 and February 2021, thus deactivating any possibility of legal action."
There were no comments concerning JC's returning to Spain, I could see him returning when all the investigations are officially dropped..unless there are other legal claims floating out there.
I've done some further reading and Corrina isn't off the hook yet.