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Spain's Princess Cristina not guilty in tax fraud case

  • FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2014 file photo, Spain's Princess Cristina arrives at the courthouse in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. A Spanish court  on Friday Feb. 17, 2017, found Princess Cristina not guilty in a tax fraud case in which her husband  Inaki Urdangarin , was sentenced Friday to 6 years and 3 months in prison for evading taxes, fraud and various other charges. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2014 file photo, Spain's Princess Cristina arrives at the courthouse in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. A Spanish court on Friday Feb. 17, 2017, found Princess Cristina not guilty in a tax fraud case in which her husband Inaki Urdangarin , was sentenced Friday to 6 years and 3 months in prison for evading taxes, fraud and various other charges. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2012 file photo, Inaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma and the husband of Spain's Princess Cristina arrives at the courthouse during a corruption trial in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. A Spanish court  on Friday Feb. 17, 2017, found Princess Cristina not guilty in a tax fraud case in which her husband  Inaki Urdangarin , was sentenced Friday to 6 years and 3 months in prison for evading taxes, fraud and various other charges. (AP Photo/Manu Mielniezuk)

    FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2012 file photo, Inaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma and the husband of Spain's Princess Cristina arrives at the courthouse during a corruption trial in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. A Spanish court on Friday Feb. 17, 2017, found Princess Cristina not guilty in a tax fraud case in which her husband Inaki Urdangarin , was sentenced Friday to 6 years and 3 months in prison for evading taxes, fraud and various other charges. (AP Photo/Manu Mielniezuk)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, Spain's Princess Cristina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin, leave a courtroom after attending a corruption trial, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. A Spanish court  on Friday Feb. 17, 2017, found Princess Cristina not guilty in a tax fraud case in which her husband, the brother-in-law of King Felipe VI, was sentenced Friday to 6 years and 3 months in prison for evading taxes, fraud and various other charges.  (AP Photo/Joan Llado, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, Spain's Princess Cristina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin, leave a courtroom after attending a corruption trial, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. A Spanish court on Friday Feb. 17, 2017, found Princess Cristina not guilty in a tax fraud case in which her husband, the brother-in-law of King Felipe VI, was sentenced Friday to 6 years and 3 months in prison for evading taxes, fraud and various other charges. (AP Photo/Joan Llado, File)  (The Associated Press)

A Spanish court has found Princess Cristina not guilty in a tax fraud case, while her husband was convicted and sentenced to more than six years in prison.

The judge ruled that Cristina will be required to pay nearly 265,000 euros (more than $280,000) in fines. Her husband, Inaki Urdangarin, was found guilty of evading taxes, fraud and various other charges. He was sentenced to six years and three months in jail.

The trial centered on accusations that Urdangarin used his former title, Duke of Palma, to embezzle about 6 million euros ($6.6 million) in public funds for the nonprofit Noos Institute he ran with a partner. Among the companies they used was Aizoon, a real estate consulting company jointly owned by Cristina and Urdangarin.