Spanish court summons Sean Connery in corruption case

Malaga: Former ‘James Bond’ actor Sean Connery and his wife have been ordered to give statements in a court in Spain in a municipal corruption case, judicial officials said.

The Scottish actor will appear in the court Oct 15 in Marbella city.

Connery and his wife owned and stayed in a chalet - a house built in a Swiss design - in Marbella during their vacations till 1999, and a four-storey building built in 2005 is now located where the chalet once stood.

Judge Ricardo Puyol is trying to determine whether crimes were committed in the case after the chalet`s land was re-certified to allow the construction of 72 luxury apartments there.

Puyol set the date for the couple`s testimony after British authorities in Spain provided the address of Connery in the Bahamas, the Sur newspaper reported.