THE former king of Spain has been accused of bribing officials to drop tax fraud charges against his daughter Princess Cristina.
Juan Carlos I has failed to respond to allegations that he offered anti-corruption group Manos Limpias €2 million to stop their investigation.
The offer was allegedly made just weeks before the princess appeared in the dock in Mallorca in January.
The Princess is one of 18 defendants charged in a corruption trial, also featuring her husband Iñaki Urdangarin, an Olympic handball medallist turned businessman.
Cristina, 50, faces two counts of tax fraud, carrying a maximum prison sentence of eight years, for allegedly failing to declare taxes on personal expenses paid by a property company she owned with her husband.
The six-month trial ended in June, with three judges still considering their verdict. If found guilty the princess faces up to eight years in jail, while her husband is facing 19 years if convicted.
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