MADRID – The law firm representing Juan Carlos I said on Wednesday that the former Spanish monarch had paid tax authorities almost 680,000 euros ($ 821,000) after a voluntary declaration of previously undisclosed income.
The former king now lives in Abu Dhabi, where he moved in August amid a deepening financial scandal.
In Madrid, his lawyer Javier Sanchez-Jun Unko said in an e-mail that Juan Carlos I had declared undeclared income until Wednesday, paying a debt of 678,393.72 euros.
The former king moved to the United Arab Emirates after it emerged that he had become the target of a formal investigation by Spanish and Swiss prosecutors into possible financial crimes.
His lawyer said Wednesday that Juan Carlos I “remains, as always, for prosecutors in any proceedings or actions.”
The Spanish government has said the former monarch does not deserve special treatment from the country’s legal system.
Possible financial misconduct: The transfer of Juan Carlos I to Abu Dhabi has caused concern in the Royal Family of the Socialist-led coalition, giving arms to those who want to overthrow the monarchy.