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Spanish authorities threaten Sean Connery with arrest warrant

05-Jul-2013 • Actor News

Authorities in Spain are threatening Sir Sean Connery with arrest if he does not appear before a judge by the end of 2013 to answer questions about a property deal currently under investigation.

According to the Daily Express, "[Connery]] and his wife Micheline became embroiled in the longrunning probe after selling off their beachfront mansion near Marbella in 1998.They made £5.4 million after offloading the property to redevelopers, but reportedly failed to pay £1.29 million in tax on the sale of development rights to the land. Their estate was knocked down and replaced with a complex of 72 apartments, yielding a £48.4 million profit - but it subsequently emerged that the condominiums were built illegally, as local laws dictated that only five homes could be constructed on the site."

Those involved in the bad deal, including former Marbella Mayor Julian Munoz and the city's former chief of urban planning, Juan Antonio Roca, were all arrested over the illegal rezoning.'

The former 007 has always denied the allegations of money laundering and have repeatedly snubbed summons to testify in the property scandal due to the actor's ailing health. The judge has now had enough of the delay and has vowed to issue warrants for their arrest if they ignore the prosecution's latest demand to give evidence.

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