James Bond actor Sean Connery and his wife are to be called to court over alleged financial irregularities involving the sale of their beachfront property they once owned in Marbella.
The Scottish actor and his french wife, painter , Micheline Roquebrune are to be questioned before a judge in a closed session over a property scandal in Marbella involving the actor’s old home, Casa Malibu and allegations of tax evasion and mondey laundering.
The home was prime beachfront property located between Puerto Banus and San Pedro. The couple purchased the home in 1975 shortly after their wedding. The couple enjoyed many years in Marbella, until in 1999 the couple had enough of the Marbella developments.
The investigation involves the fact that the beachfront mansion was torn down and the land became home to a luxury development of 70 apartments. Spanish police carried out a raid on law firms in Marbella and Madrid as part of an ongoign investigation linked to money laundering in the Marbella real estate sector. Police allegedly seized over 30,000 documents.
The Sean Connery mansion was sold in 1999 for a reported 7 million euros ($9 million).
Marbella has been engulfed in an ongoing investigation involving planning abuses, fraud, money laundering, corruption and tax evasion carried out during the Jesus Gil era, who held office between 1991 and 2002.