Micheline Roquebrune, 91, is investigated for the sale of land in Marbella, where the couple had one of their residences, and is also facing the payment of a millionaire fine
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Sean Connery's widow revealed what the actor's last wish was (Shutterstock)
It was in 2010 when Sean Connery and his wife Micheline Roquebrune were indicted by the Court of Instruction number 1 of Marbella for alleged money laundering in the sale of a property that the interpreter had in Puerto Banús, where later an apartment complex was built in luxury.
In 2014, four years later, the star was notified that he would not face trial for the sale of his mansion in 1999 . It was demolished for the construction of 70 apartments that exceeded the building capacity allowed in the place.
The case was filed against the Scottish interpreter, but it was not the same for his wife. The judge decided to continue the proceedings against her for the alleged requalification and sale of the land, located a few meters from the sea.
Despite the recent death of the actor, the case against his wife remains open and the Spanish authorities have insisted that this case is still ongoing.
A source assured the British newspaper The Sun that “formal requests have been sent twice to notify Roquebrune of the prosecution's accusation and the trial, but Spanish officials have not yet received a response.”
Apparently, the actor's widow will not get rid of the judicial investigation. The case was named “Goldfinger” in honor of one of Connery's most famous films.
The investigation revealed an urban framework that was supposedly carried out by the By the Sea and Malibu SA companies.
The accusations, which Roquebrune categorically denies, claim that he conspired with lawyers and businessmen to hide proceeds from the sale of the apartments.
Prosecutors had claimed that she was related to a Spanish company that partnered to defraud the Spanish treasury of almost 5.5 million through “fictitious legal transactions.”
Scottish actor Sean Connery, who died at the age of 90, had a long relationship with Marbella, where he had the “Malibu” estate, where he spent many summers, although the relationship ended abruptly with the “Goldfinger” court case, despite to which the actor was finally exonerated (EFE)
While, Roquebrune, 91, has dismissed claims that she faces a millionaire fine if convicted of tax fraud in Spain. He denied any involvement in a scam over the sale of the couple's house in Marbella, in a case in which lawyers for James Bond star Connery were jailed in 2016.
In addition to the actor's lawyers, the mayor of Marbella and six councilors were jailed for the scam.
However, the Spanish authorities have insisted that the case “has not disappeared.”
Earlier this week, the actor's widow revealed that the interpreter's last wish was for his remains to be scattered in two very important places for him. “We are taking Sean back to Scotland, that was his final wish. He wanted his ashes to be scattered in the Bahamas and in his homeland, ”so the family will travel as soon as possible.
“ We would like to organize a memorial service there, at least that is our wish. But we cannot be sure when this will happen , “added Roquebrune in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.
Roquebrune said that although the star had lived abroad for many years, her “last wish” was to go home. He will be cremated in a private service in the Bahamas, a place he chose after his retirement from the cinema, and some of his ashes will be scattered around the island. The rest will go to Scotland when pandemic restrictions are eased.
The Edinburgh-born Oscar winner, who got Scotland Forever tattooed on his arm as a young sailor, died nine days ago at the age of 90. According to his wife, the actor had battled dementia in his later years.