Casanova: as the only man between 162 women in prison

Casanova: as the only man between 162 women in prison

World June 19, 2018 08:03

barcelona - It is not given to everyone, but Iñaki Urdangarin, the brother-in-law of the Spanish king Felipe VI, was allowed to choose his own prison. He chose one where he is the only male inmate between 162 women.

Not only the preference for women is remarkable. The sports enthusiast chose to stay in Brieva prison near Ávila- a hundred kilometers from Madrid- where there are few sports opportunities.

Former handball player Urdangarin flew Sunday night from his hometown Geneva to Madrid, where he spent the night in a hotel. At eight o'clock in the morning he reported to the prison in Brieva. It has one male pavilion with five cells. Because the other four other cells are empty, the husband of Infante Cristina has the empire for himself.

He can move freely in the pavilion and has his own patio and dining room. There is also a visiting room where he can receive his wife or children once a week. It is not known if and when Infante Cristina and her children move to Spain to be closer to Iñaki.

The last man in Brieva- Luis Roldan, a head of the left party of the PSOE involved in corruption- complained in 2005 about the cold in the cell he described as 'a Siberian gulag'. That will not apply to Urdangarin, because in recent years, partly due to its possible arrival, one million euros has been spent on heating renewal.

The 50-year-old Urdangarin was sentenced to five years and ten months in prison on appeal for expulsion of millions of euros, abuse of his royal contacts and tax fraud in the Nosos corruption case.

Urdangarin's ex-business partner Diego Torres, who was convicted of the same offenses, applied for suspension of his prison sentence yesterday, because he was awaiting a request for a government moratorium outside the cell.

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