Actor Sean Connery is being shaken, not stirred, by a tax fraud investigation in Spain.
A property firm linked to the James Bond star and his wife Micheline Roquebrune is being probed by Spanish tax authorities for allegedly failing to pay approximately $2 million in taxes after it sold development rights to land it owned, according to the Spanish newspaper Sur.
The probe widens an earlier investigation by a Spanish judge who has been looking into alleged financial improprieties by the 79-year-old Scottish actor and his 81-year-old wife.
The couple had sold a home they owned in 1999 for about $9 million. The home was demolished, and a four-story complex with 72 luxury apartments was built on the site despite rules that only five homes were allowed there. Authorities raided the offices in May of the law firm handling the villa sale, in an operation code-named Goldfinger.
Last month, Connery was ordered to pay about $4.2 million to a court probing the villa sale as a bond (not James Bond) against possible future penalties.
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