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Spain king's son-in-law to be quizzed again in Mallorca court over suspected fraudulent deals

MADRID – Spanish king’s son-in-law is to appear in court for a second time to answer questions about suspected fraudulent deals.

The court in the Mediterranean island of Mallorca said Wednesday that Inaki Urdangarin has been called to appear Feb. 23.

Urdangarin has not been charged with a crime but is a suspect in a case in which he and his partner allegedly funneled about €5 million ($6.7 million) in public money their non-profit foundation received between 2004 and 2006 to other companies they controlled.

The case has been damaging to the royal household at a time when Spain suffers a severe recession and 25 per cent unemployment.

Urdangarin, who is married to the king’s second daughter, Princess Cristina, appeared in court in February 2012.