Spain's Princess Cristina facing serious charges

December 22, 2014 11:36 AM

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Spain's Princess Cristina facing serious charges

MADRID -- A Spanish judge has ordered the king's sister, Princess Cristina, to be tried along with her husband on charges of tax fraud, the first member of the country's royal family to go to court since the royalty was restored in 1975.

Judge Jose Castro in a ruling issued Monday went against a recommendation issued Dec. 9 by a prosecutor proposing fines for Cristina and a trial only for her husband, Olympic handball-medalist-turned-businessman Inaki Urdangarin.

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