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.
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