Corinna Larsen gave a new interview to a Spanish newspaper. And she confirmed that the king donated 65 million euros.
“My jaw dropped when Juan Carlos showed me in the Zarzuela the currency handling machine“Whoever speaks or does not stop speaking is the former lover of King Juan Carlos of Spain, Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.
In an interview with the Spanish newspaper OKdiario, Corinna assures that the administrators of the king emeritus transferred “large sums of money between Switzerland and Madrid” and that she will not be the one who contradicts the international media that maintain that the monarch’s fortune is about 1,200 million euros.
Larsen points out that serious publications such as The New York Times, which puts his fortune at 2.3 billion dollars, or Forbes magazine, which does it at 1.2 billion euros, have made these estimates, and although he points out that he does not know the amount, “a over 40 years it is known many gifts and great transactions for the commercial interests of Spain “.
Regarding the possibility that the King of Spain, Felipe VI, may have accounts in tax havens, the former friend of Juan Carlos de Borbón says that she has nothing to point out in this regard but does affirm that the current monarch cannot say “no it has nothing to do with his father’s finances if he has benefited all his life. “
Larsen further explains that donating 65 million euros that he received from Juan Carlos I “was a meditated and executed living will that took him a year to prepare” because, according to the German businesswoman, the Spanish king emeritus feared that if he left it in writing in his will his family would “ignore it.”
In the interview she also assures that the former head of the Spanish State showed her a money counting machine in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, the residence of the Spanish royal family in Madrid, which left her “speechless” by insisting that the monarch moved a lot cash.
Larsen was scheduled to appear before the Spanish National Court on September 28, but the judge investigating the alleged bank accounts of Juan Carlos I in Switzerland suspended the appearance to formally ask the British authorities to question her at the Spanish Embassy in London, Where he lives.
The Spanish Prosecutor’s Office investigates alleged commissions paid to the king emeritus in the award of the construction of the high-speed train (AVE) to Mecca to a consortium of Spanish companies in 2011, after finding a recording of a meeting between Larsen and the former Spanish police chief José Villarejo, held in London in 2015.
In that conversation, Larsen said that Juan Carlos I had had accounts in Switzerland in which supposedly received commissions for the award of the construction of the Saudi high-speed train.
A few months ago, the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office sent a rogatory commission to Switzerland to access data on an alleged donation of 65 million euros from a Panamanian foundation – called Lucum and supposedly linked to Juan Carlos I – to a Corinna Larsen account.
That money was “a gift that the late King Abdullah made to King Juan Carlos.” Money that the king later “donated” to his friend.
The proceedings in Spain run in parallel to the investigations of the Geneva Prosecutor’s Office against alleged figureheads in bank accounts in that country.
On August 3, the Spanish Royal House announced the decision of Juan Carlos I to move his residence out of Spain in the face of the controversy raised by the information about his alleged hidden businesses in Switzerland.
After a week of speculation about his whereabouts, which placed him in the Dominican Republic and Portugal, it was revealed that King Emeritus was in Abu Dabi (United Arab Emirates), where it continues so far.
After the first information about the supposed financial affairs of Juan Carlos de Borbón, his son and current monarch Felipe VI, gave up the inheritance that he could receive from his father and withdrew the economic allowance for belonging to the Spanish royal family.
Source: EFE and ANSA