Sean Connery is living dangerously – even outside of the big screen. The aged former agent 007 James Bond is embroiled in a major tax investigation and corruption to tax evasion and illegal construction in Marbella, but he keeps stubbornly remain at his innocence.
It involves the sale of the actor Sean Connery luxury property “Malibu” on the Golden Mile in Marbella and later the construction of 72 luxury apartments on the Marbella property. The luxury apartments are and the building has since been declared illegal.
According to prosecutor did Sean Connery use various shadow companies for sending out sales profits from Spain to various tax havens, before it all was revealed.
The now 84-year-old Sean Connery refers to his “delicate health” and refuses even to stand trial in Marbella. The judge agreed to the legendary actor can answer questions from his home in the Bahamas. Here he and his wife lived for years in the shadow of the press and the public prosecution.
The relationship between Sean Connery and Marbella has its roots in Marbella corruption convictions, including Malaya corruption with the now deceased former mayor Jesús Gil. He saw the Scottish film star who in 1990 century’s best bid to create a new image for Marbella as Europe’s international investment center.
Sean Connery was included in a video related to Gil’s election campaign in 1991 to become Marbella mayor, and he was in the years of great importance to attracting foreign investments to Marbella.
But now the former Agent 007 has become crook in real life and summoned by the court in Marbella in connection with the investigation of “Operation Gold Finger” – yes, the inquiry is actually called that!
But Sean Connery sticks to his version that he has not had anything to do with Marbella scandalous former politician. In his statement from the Bahamas says Sean Connery that he “has not had any connection to the Mayor Gil Costa del Sol” and that he only saw the Mayor Gil once, and have not even spoken to him.
- I saw him on a public event, but do not think it should be interpreted that I had known him, says Sean Connery. He also claims that he has never been on the Mayor Gil offices in Marbella – also never been to Marbella Town Hall.
James Bond star says he never did any property deals in Marbella and that he has never been to Marbella property registers.
Connery claims he has agreed to “voluntarily” testify from his home in the Bahamas at the request of the Spanish court, and he just wants to “help the investigation -. Not faulted”. Another 17 people have so far accused in “Operation Gold Finger” – including former local politician, investment advisers, lawyers and businessmen.
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