Juan Carlos I wrote two years ago that the 65 million euros from the Ministry of Finance of Saudi Arabia that ended up in 2012 in an account of his then lover Corinna Larsen was an “irrevocable” donation, who never asked to recover that money and that she never acted as his front man.
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This is stated in a letter sent by the monarch to the lawyer Dante Canonica, a lawyer he trusts, in August 2018, coinciding with the beginning of the investigation opened in Switzerland by the prosecutor Yves Bertossa, and whose content has advanced The confidential.
“I confirm once again, as indicated at the time during our conversations, that the donation I made in 2012 to Mrs. Corinna Zu Sayn Wittgenstein [Juan Carlos I la identifica con su apellido de casada] it was irrevocable. Since the donation, he has never had the assets transferred in my name ”, says the emeritus in the letter, written in French and signed in his own handwriting.
The Prosecutor’s Office of the Supreme Court investigates whether Juan Carlos I committed money laundering and tax crime by moving capital from Switzerland of his hidden heritage after leaving the throne in 2014.