2 Jul, 2010 @ 11:19
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A view to a bill

A MARBELLA judge has ordered Bond star Sir Sean Connery to pay 3.3 million euros after a Costa del Sol property investigation.

The charges follow the Scottish actor’s involvement in planning irregularities regarding the sale of his Casa Malibu home, near Puerto Banus.

Sir Sean, 79, and his second wife Micheline Roquebrune, 81, have 30 days to pay the bond.

The investigation, codenamed ‘Goldfinger’, revealed that Connery and his wife had allowed for an illegal amount of construction on their former land.

The illegitimate arrangements were allegedly used to commit embezzlement, corruption, fraud, and money laundering.

The tax exile – who was knighted in 2000 – bought the beachfront mansion in 1975 before selling it for nine million euros in 1999.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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  1. Is this some kind of joke? How come a Brit is fined so much when so many Spanish promoters and builders get off so lightly. Perhaps Sean Connery was not clever enough to know his way around the Spanish legal system.
    Apply the same justice to the thousands of dodgy builders and promoters in Spain and then there will be plenty of money for missing infrastructure.

  2. Sean will never pay a thin dime of this “Spanish theatre” fine!

    This is as ridiculous as a daffy duck cartoon, which means it makes perfect Spanish sense!

    Let’s give people someone high profile to talk about and maybe they will forget about us (the real crooks)!

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