Fraud trial starts for Spain's Princess Cristina

January 11, 2016 10:31 AM

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PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain - A landmark fraud trial opened Monday for Spain’s Princess Cristina, accused of helping bankroll a lavish lifestyle with funds her husband received from an alleged scheme to embezzle about 6 million euros ($6.5 million) in public contracts for conferences and sporting events.

Cristina and her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, said nothing to dozens of reporters as they entered a makeshift courthouse amid tight police security aimed at keeping anti-monarchy protesters away from the scene.

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