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Princess Cristina's tax fraud accuser jailed, no bail: Spain

AP
Published Apr 19, 2016, 8:47 am IST
Updated Apr 19, 2016, 8:47 am IST
Miguel Bernad is under investigation for extortion, threats and membership in a criminal organization.
pain's Princess Cristina arrives at a makeshift courtroom for a corruption trial. (Photo: AP/File)
 pain's Princess Cristina arrives at a makeshift courtroom for a corruption trial. (Photo: AP/File)

Madrid A Spanish judge has ordered the leader of the anti-corruption group that filed tax fraud charges against Princess Cristina jailed without bail amid allegations the group sought a payoff of 3 million euros ($3.4 million) to drop the case and end her ongoing trial.

Judge Santiago Pedraz said in a ruling Monday that Manos Limpias (Clean Hands) director Miguel Bernad is under investigation for extortion, threats and membership in a criminal organization.

Bernad and another man in the alleged extortion scheme appeared for a closed door court hearing and were jailed amid concerns they might try to flee.

A court official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of policy couldn't provide the name of Bernad's lawyer.

Manos Limpias didn't respond to an emailed message seeking comment.

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