The Supreme Court has agreed to impose a bond of 12,000 euros to Izquierda Unida (IU), the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) and the Forum of Lawyers and Lawyers of the Left to exercise the popular accusation in the event that it admits its complaint against Juan Carlos I for the alleged irregularities on his assets. This action is also directed against seven other people, among whom are his ex-lover Corinna Larsen, Commissioner José Manuel Villarerjo or the former general director of the CNI Félix Sanz Roldán to whom they attribute crimes of criminal organization, embezzlement or influence peddling.
Suspicions of money laundering extend to the figure of Juan Carlos I with a third investigation into his finances
These organizations registered this complaint for the first time in December 2018. However, it was filed months later, in the summer of 2019, on the grounds that the reported events had already been investigated and were filed with the National Court. The “new and important events” about the finances of the former head of state that have become known in recent years led IU and the rest of the plaintiffs to request the court to study it again last July. They also added information on the investigation opened by the Supreme Court Prosecutor’s Office on the role of the monarch in the alleged commissions paid for the award to Spanish companies of the works of the AVE to Mecca.
It is within the framework of this petition that the judges of the Criminal Chamber have again requested the plaintiffs for this guarantee of 12,000 euros, which must be deposited in cash within eight days of notification. The imposition of a bond cannot prejudge the admission of the complaint, which is a subsequent procedure. The complainants consider that “various incriminating information has continued to emerge in relation to the facts that are the subject of the complaint” and that is why the court should admit it for processing.
In a press release, IU also recalls that after the aforementioned organizations formally requested the reopening of the case, various judicial actions have taken place to investigate new cases that have Juan Carlos de Borbón as the protagonist. The Office of the Supreme Court Prosecutor has up to three cases open regarding their finances. To the one related to the alleged commissions paid for the award to Spanish companies of the works of the AVE to Mecca, doomed to the archive as they were alleged crimes prior to his abdication, there is another opened for money laundering in which the researchers attribute Juan Carlos I an account on the island of Jersey with almost 10 million euros and another about the use of opaque cards, which elDiario.es revealed.