MADRID, June 13 (Xinhua) -- The brother-in-law of Spanish King Felipe, Inaki Urdangarin, has been given five days to go to prison by a Spanish court, local media reported on Wednesday.
A court in Palma de Mallorca in eastern Spain's Balearic Islands, has given him five days to choose a prison where he must serve a sentence of five years and 10 months.
Urdangarin was found guilty of offenses against the public treasury, perversion of justice, influence peddling, and fraud.
His business partner, Diego Torres, was also given five days to enter jail.
On Tuesday, the Spanish Supreme Court confirmed the jail sentence for Urdangarin, as a response to Urdangarin's previous appeal.
The sentence was, however, reduced from six years and three months to five years and 10 months after considering it could not be proved that Urdangarin had forged public documents.
After the decision, Urdangarin could still appeal to Spain's Constitutional Court.
Urdangarin and Torres were found guilty of using the Noos Institute, a non-profit organization in charge of organizing sport events, to overcharge for their services and bill for events that even never occurred.
The Balearic Islands' court ruled last year that Urdangarin embezzled 6.2 million euros (7.3 million U.S. dollars) using his influence as a Royal family member to obtain public contracts.
The money was diverted to private accounts using the company Aizoon, of which Urdangarin's wife Infanta Cristina of Spain was a member of the board of directors.
She was the first member of the Spanish Royal Family to be questioned in court and after the initial court verdict, both Urdangarin and Cristina were stripped of their titles of Duke and Duchess of Palma de Mallorca. (1 euro = 1.18 U.S. dollars)