10 Nov, 2020 @ 17:00
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Sean Connery’s widow and the ‘nonsense’ claims of Costa del Sol property fraud

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SEAN Connery’s widow has long rubbished reports that she is facing a £21 million fine over alleged tax fraud in Spain. 

The late screen legend’s wife Micheline Roquebrune previously spoke out over the claims, dismissing them as ‘nonsense’.

The 91-year-old has always denied any involvement in a scam over the sale of the pair’s Marbella home.

Nine days ago the legendary Jame Bond star passed away at the couple’s house in the Bahamas, aged 90.

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Connery and Roquebrune moved to the Caribbean after spending over 20 years on the Costa Del Sol.  

The lovebirds settled down in Casa Malibú, a property located between Marbella’s Golden Mile and Puerto Banús, shortly after marrying in 1975. 

The property was sold in the 1999 for a staggering €6.4 million, with Connery citing an increase in new homes in the area for the reason for leaving Marbella behind. 

“These people are not going to see me in my underpants, I am leaving Marbella,” he allegedly said.

Connery and his wife were then embroiled in a long-running tax fraud and planning case over the sale of the property that was later demolished to make way for 70 flats despite rules saying only five could be built.

James Bond Legend Sean Connery Who Lived For 20 Years On Spain  S Costa Del Sol Has Died

The Oscar-winning actor was told in 2014 that he would not face trial but prosecutors alleged that his wife has helped an operation to defraud the Spanish Treasury out of £5.5 million.

The long-running judicial inquiry into the deal saw Connery’s lawyer jailed.

Spanish authorities have insisted the long-running case has ‘not gone away’ and  say they intend to notify Micheline of the indictment so a trial can take place.  

The Daily Mail claimed formal requests have been sent to Micheline to tell her about the prosecution, but no replies have been received.

The case came after a long-running investigation, which officials dubbing the operation Goldfinger in honour of one of Connery’s outings as 007.

Allegations, which Roquebrune categorically denies, claim she assisted with aiding and abetting an operation to defraud the Spanish treasury in 2006 through a Spanish company called By the Sea.

Last week, she paid an emotional tribute to her late husband, saying: “He was gorgeous and we had a wonderful life together. He was a model of a man.”

She revealed how he passed away overnight at their home in the Bahamas. 

“I was with him all the time and he died very peacefully in his sleep.” 

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