By Dave Jamieson
The head of a group whose actions led to King Felipe’s sister standing trial for tax fraud has been arrested on suspicion of extortion.
Miguel Bernad of the right-wing organisation Manos Limpias (Clean Hands) was detained on Friday along with Luis Pineda, the president of the Association of Bank Users, Ausbanc. A further three suspects were detained on Saturday.
Bernad and Pineda are suspected of a number of offences including extortion, fraud, money laundering and criminal association. They are alleged to have demanded cash from a number of individuals and organisations in return for withdrawing legal action against them.