She may be shaken, not stirred, by the continuing push to prosecute her. Micheline Roquebrune, the 91-year-old widow of Sean Connery, has denied allegations of tax fraud in Spain involving the 1999 sale of their home in Marbella. Connery, who married Roquebrune in 1975, died Oct. 31 in the Bahamas at the age of 90.
In 2014, Connery was told he would not face trial for the sale of their home, which was torn down and replaced by 70 apartments. The limit, according to area guidelines, is five [apartments?].
Prosecutors claimed the French-born Roquebrune was connected to a Spanish company in an effort to hide profits from the sale of the flats and defraud the Spanish treasury of more than $7 million via ”fictitious legal transactions.” Officials had named the long-running investigation “Operation Goldfinger” after one of Connery’s most famous films.
According to a report in The Sun, a British newspaper, Roquebrune has not addressed requests from authorities to respond. She has called the allegations “nonsense.”The prosecution team has complained about a “lack of cooperation” from officials in the Bahamas.
“Formal requests have been sent twice to the Bahamas to notify Micheline about the prosecution indictment and the court-ordered trial against her, but Spanish officials have yet to receive a reply,” a source told The Sun.
Connery’s lawyers, mayor of Marbella and six councilors were jailed in 2016 for the scam, and a judge said Roquebrune could face jail a large fine—about $28 million—if found guilty of tax fraud.
Roquebrune told the Daily Mail that Connery died “peacefully” after his long battle with dementia. She said Connery’s ashes would be scattered partly in the Bahamas and, when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, in the actor’s home country of Scotland.