King Iñaki Urdangarin’s brother-in-law has been granted parole as of Wednesday, so he will no longer have to report to the Zaballa prison in Alava as he did until now.
Sources from the Basque Department of Justice have confirmed to Efe that the Penitentiary Surveillance Court located in Bilbao has granted him parole, with which the sentence of almost 6 years in prison that he was serving for the Nóos case is suspended.
The Jail Treatment Board it was the one that proposed granting him parole once two-thirds of the sentence had been served.
However, since last June Urdangarin no longer slept in the Alava prison, because he was exempted from spending the night four nights a week for his good behavior and the fulfillment of his obligations.
Urdangarin was sentenced to 5 years and 10 months for embezzlement, prevarication, fraud against the Administration, two tax offenses and influence peddling in the Nóos case.
Entered on March 1, 2021 in the provincial prison of Álava, where he slept from Monday to Thursday in an open regime until June.
Previously, she was in the Social Insertion Center (CIS) in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), in the women’s prison in Brieva (Ávila) and also went to Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid) to do volunteer work in an NGO that cares for People with disabilities.
Urdangarin requested his transfer to the Alava prison, located about 14 kilometers from Vitoria, because of his roots in the city, from which he is a native and where his mother and several of his brothers live.
In recent months, he only had to comply with a weekly control and report to the prison or make a phone call if he was outside of Vitoria, in addition to continuing with the program for those convicted of economic crimes and maintain his professional activity in the Vitoria law firm where he has been working as a consultant for a year, in March 2021.
It was precisely in that office, Imaz&Asociados, that he met Ainhoa Armentia. The photographs that were published after he was seen with her on January 11 walking hand in hand on the beach in Bidart (France) caused the announcement of the “marriage interruption” between Urdangarin and the infanta Cristina de Borbón.