Spain's Princess Cristina starts testifying in fraud trial

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PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina has started testifying in a fraud trial that could result in her spending up to eight years in prison if convicted.

Cristina took the stand Thursday evening after her husband Inaki Urdangarin wrapped up three days of testimony.

He was unable to explain in court how personal expenses such as safari trips and wine for him and his wife were billed to the credit card of a company they co-owned. But he insisted he never knew he might have been doing anything questionable.

Urdangarin said that his wife never used the credit card for the Aizoon real estate consultancy the couple co-owned.

He said he and other people used it, passing the bills to his secretary at the firm labeled a "front company" in court documents.