SIR Sean Connery and other suspects in the ‘Goldfinger’ case have been ordered to deposit a joint guarantee bond of 60 million euros by a Marbella court.
The investigation relates to alleged irregularities in the sale of the Connerys’ Marbella home, Malibu, in 2006.
An estimated 53 million euros were made from the sale of 72 luxury flats built on Malibu’s former site.
Town planning laws, however, permitted only five apartments on the land.
Marbella Town Hall claims to have lost out 2.7 million euros on the deal.
Among the 26 ‘Goldfinger’ suspects are Sir Sean’s wife Micheline Connery, Marbella’s ex-mayor Julian Munoz and the town’s former planning chief Juan Antonio Roca.
Roca is also the main accused in the massive ‘Malaya’ corruption case.
Should the ‘Goldfinger’ suspects fail to pay the bond within 10 days, authorities will consider trying to freezing the suspects’ assets.
The Connerys pleaded poor health in choosing not to travel to Marbella last October to meet with the investigators.
What nonsense this case is. Mr Connery must have used Spanish lawyers, and visited Spanish notaries and other legal professionals, so they are the ones that need investigating first (mind you, some may be in the dock already).
The bottom line is that in order to sell property in Spain you have to be use the Spanish system, so that is the entity that is causing the problems here. I hope they don’t get a penny out of him and that his assets are well out of reach of these fools.
I have followed the Malaya real estate fraud in Malaga, the situation is so disgusting that THEY ALL IN THE MALAYA CASE SHOULD HAVE TO PAY EVERY EURO BACK TO THE SPANISH PEOPLE, AND YES MR CONNERY TOO!!!!!!!!! EASY MONEY IS JUST THAT.The previous person that said, I hOpe they dont get a cent out of him , Im sure that was not thinking right, because that made MR Connery part of the entity that caused the problem in Malaga and yes he MUST RETURN THE MONEY TO THE RIGHT OWNERS , THE DECENT PEOPLE THAT PAY TAXES NO MATTER HOW NO MATTER WHAT.
That previous person would be me Maria. Mr Connery used Spanish lawyers and notaries. Why did they allow him to engage in allegedley illegal activities? You retrospectively want to penalise people after they have been through the legal system – that is just stupid.