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MADRID | Spanish court allows extradition of ex-Chavez bodyguard

MADRID — Spain’s National Court has agreed to extradite to Venezuela a former bodyguard of the country’s late leader Hugo Chavez. The court ruled Friday that Adrian Velasquez Figueroa can go home to face charges of corruption and money-laundering. The court had previously ruled that his wife, Claudia Diaz, a one-time Chavez nurse, should also … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish court allows extradition of ex-Chavez bodyguard

MADRID  | Spanish court upholds prison sentence for princess’ husband

MADRID — Spain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s conviction of the husband of Princess Cristina for fraud and tax evasion, though it acquitted him of forgery and reduced his prison sentence by five months. The court ruled on an appeal that Inaki Urdangarin, King Felipe VI’s brother-in-law, was also guilty of misuse … Continue reading MADRID  | Spanish court upholds prison sentence for princess’ husband

Spanish court says ex-Catalan vice president to stay in jail

MADRID/January 05, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Supreme Court judges have ruled against allowing ousted Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras out of jail while he is investigated for rebellion and other charges stemming from the restive region’s recent drive for independence from Spain. In the decision Friday, the judges said there was a risk that Junqueras might again commit crimes … Continue reading Spanish court says ex-Catalan vice president to stay in jail