- Title: Spanish king's jailed brother in law leaves prison to do volunteer work
- Date: 19th September 2019
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (SEPTEMBER 19, 2019) (REUTERS) INAKI URDANGARIN, JAILED BROTHER-IN-LAW OF SPAIN'S KING FELIPE, ARRIVING AT HOGAR DON ORIONE AND GREETING MEDIA / URDANGARIN ENTERING THE BUILDING SIGN READING (in Spanish) "Hogar Don Orione" JOURNALISTS IN FRONT OF HOGAR DON ORIONE VARIOUS OF POLICE WAITING OUTSIDE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CENTRE DIRECTOR PACO SANCHEZ SAYING: "He left Brieva at 9, around 10 or 11 he will arrive here, that is the door he will use, some media have said we have an underground parking but it is not true." SANCHEZ WITH JOURNALISTS (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CENTRE DIRECTOR PACO SANCHEZ SAYING: "The abnormality of the situation, I'm sorry, is you, the media pressure. People can't walk or leave the centre." JOURNALISTS WAITING OUTSIDE SIGN READING (In Spanish) "Centre Associated to the Network Care for Dependency" LOCAL POLICE JOURNALISTS WAITING, BUILDING WITH DON ORIONE IMAGE IN THE BACKGROUND
- Embargoed: 3rd October 2019 09:53
- Keywords: Inaki Urdangarin Spain royals King Felipe prison volunteering
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AXBPYYV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Inaki Urdangarin, jailed brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe, arrived Thursday morning (September 19) at the religious institution Hogar Don Orione to carry out volunteer work after a judge ruled he could do so twice a week for eight hours a day.
Urdangarin left Brevia prison for the first time since he was jailed in June 2018 to serve a five year and ten months sentence for crimes including tax fraud and embezzlement.
Princess Cristina's husband is serving his jail term in a female prison where he is held without contact with other inmates.
A judge authorized Urdangarin's release for volunteer work in order to reduce his isolation.
Urdangarin was found guilty in February 2017 of using royal connections to win public contracts to put on events through his non-profit organisation, the Noos Foundation. He then overcharged for the events and hid millions of euros in proceeds abroad.
The head of Hogar Don Orione told the media waiting for Urdangarin's arrival that it was not abnormal for a prisoner to do voluteer work, but rather that the media was exerting pressure over the situation.
"The abnormality of the situation, I'm sorry, is you, the media pressure. People can't walk or leave the centre," he said.
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