By Euro Weekly News Media • 08 May 2015 • 16:56
DUCHESS of Palma Cristina de Borbon has petitioned the Noos case judge Jose Castro for a reduction in the €2.7 million civil responsibility bail placed on her in December. On Monday (May 4) the Infanta was instructed to present a list of properties to be seized in order to pay the bail, which she submitted on Friday (May 8).Now the Duchess’s lawyers Miquel Roca and Jesus Maria-Silva have requested the figure be reduced to €449,525, which is the maximum amount they claim the judge could ask for according to law.“We understand that the amount of this bail is unjustified in regards to the responsibilities she could be asked for were she to be found guilty,” reads the document.They also accused the judge of having determined the bail’s amount taking into account the suggestion made by the prosecutors (Manos Limpias), without questioning or analysing it. The prosecutors requested a total bail of €2 million, which would correspond to a sixth of the amount allegedly defrauded by her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, through shell company Aizoon, between 2007 and 2008, to which the judge added another sum as a fine, resulting in a total of €2.7 million.
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