The Spanish prosecutor’s office has shelved the investigation into the alleged irregularities committed by King Juan Carlos I. Although the prosecution does recognize the possible existence of tax crimes of the emeritus, they cannot go further because of the prescription and inviolability that Juan Carlos enjoyed when he was king.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office has not found sufficient evidence to file a complaint with the Supreme Court in this case.
The chief prosecutor of Anticorruption, Alejandro Luzón, signed on Thursday the decree of file of the three proceedings that the Public Ministry kept open on the father of Felipe VI.
“The aforementioned Decrees, without prejudice to the detailed study they require, conclude that in none of the cases that motivated their initiation, there are circumstances that allow to assess the existence of any illicit imputable to S.M. el Rey D. Juan Carlos de Borbón y Borbón or conduct that is susceptible to criminal reproach,” reads part of the statement issued by the law firm of the emeritus.
During these two years, the king emeritus has taken refuge in Abu Dhabi and is probably already thinking about his return to Spain.