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Juan Carlos: Spain's ex-king to return after two-year exile

Spain's former King Juan Carlos will return to the country this week after nearly two years in exile in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Spanish royal palace has confirmed. He left Spain after he was linked to an inquiry into alleged corruption. But three investigations against the 84-year-old were...
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Spain's former king Juan Carlos to stay in UAE: royal family

Spain's former king Juan Carlos said he will stay in Abu Dhabi despite the closure of investigations into his financial dealings that led to his self-imposed exile in the UAE, the Spanish royal family announced on Monday. "For now, I prefer for personal reasons which concern nobody but myself, to continue residing in a permanent and stable manner in Abu Dhabi," Juan Carlos wrote to his son, Spain's reigning monarch Felipe VI, in a letter published by the royal family.
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Former King Juan Carlos of Spain Might Return to the Country As Fraud Investigation Against Him Is Dropped

Former King Juan Carlos I could be headed home to Spain after prosecutors dropped three investigations into his finances. The royal initially fled the country in August 2020 amid allegations of money laundering and tax fraud, living in self-imposed exile ever since in a six-bedroom mansion on Zaya Nurai Island, an enclave off Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. But on Wednesday, Spain’s Public Prosecutor’s Office said that it had dropped all of the investigations into the king’s finances, citing insufficient evidence, statute of limitations, and immunity granted to him while serving as head of state. In December, another similar investigation into Juan Carlos in Geneva related to reported “aggravated money laundering” was dropped by Swiss authorities for similar reasons.

Spanish prosecutor drops probes into former King Juan Carlos

MADRID, March 2 (Reuters) - Spain's national prosecutor's office has dropped two investigations into alleged fraud in former King Juan Carlos's business dealings after failing to find sufficient evidence of criminal activity, it said on Wednesday. Juan Carlos, 84, who left Spain for the United Arab Emirates under a cloud...