Sean Connery’s ongoing court case now goes for wife in tax and fraud charge.

Posted By Chris Newsham / December 1, 2015 / In the news / 2 Comments

SEAN Connery’s wife Micheline Roquebrune has been charged with avoiding millions of euros in Spanish property tax.The charge relates to the 1998 sale of the couple’s €6.4 million Marbella property at the beachfront Malibu complex close to Puerto Banus. If convicted the 86-year-old Roquebrune faces up to two and a half years in prison and a €16 million fine. Connery previously has already been cleared in the case, which authorities have named ‘Operation Goldfinger’. It is alleged that Roquebrune conspired with lawyer to hide profits from the sale of the house, which was named Malibu. The sale of the property and subsequent sale of 73 flats built in its place allegedly raised €53 million. Local authorities had allegedly only given permission for five houses to be built Among sixteen other defendants appearing in court on related charges are former Marbella mayor Julián Muñoz and and Juan Antonio Roca, Marbella’s former chief planner.

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  • Nasir Islam
    December 15, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I greatly admire Sir Sean Connery. Have seen and enjoyed all the 007 movies where he played Bond. However, tax cheating is another story. I have always paid my taxes WITHOUT ANY CHEATING. I am neither a celebrity , nor rich. Ironically its the rich & famous who often cheat on taxes. I remember the first thing my Accounting Professor told us in the Accounting 101 at my university : ” No one ever gets rich without cheating at Taxes”. A poor farmer in a village in Haiti once said to me , ” Volé l’etat. C’est pas volé” ( Stealing from the state is not Stealing )

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