Brother-in-law to King Felipe VI of Spain ordered to report to prison in five days

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ElPais : A court in Palma de Mallorca has given Iñaki Urdangarin, brother-in-law to King Felipe VI of Spain, five days to report to the penitentiary of his choice to serve out a five-year, 10-month sentence in connection with the Nóos graft case.

His business associate at the Nóos Institute, Diego Torres, was also given a five-day notice by the regional court that tried them and 17 other people for their role in a scheme to secure no-bid contracts from the regional governments of Valencia and the Balearic Islands.

Former Balearics premier Jaume Matas, who was also found guilty in the case, was expected to show up in court to pick up his own prison orders. Instead, Matas saved himself the humiliation of walking past the angry crowd outside the courthouse, choosing instead to report directly to Aranjuez penitentiary in Madrid. By 1.45pm, the one-time minister and regional premier was already in jail, where he will spend three years and eight months behind bars.

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