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Sean Connery Tax Fraud Investigation Involves Land Sales in Spain, Investigators Say

Actor Sean Connery attends the 8th annual Dressed To Kilt charity fashion show in New York, on Monday, April 5, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
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Sean Connery Tax Fraud Investigation Involves Land Sale in Spain, Investigators Say
Sean Connery (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

MALAGA, Spain (CBS) Legendary James Bond actor Sean Connery is being investigated for alleged tax fraud involving the sale of two large tracts of land in Spain.

Investigators say a property firm linked to the 79-year-old actor failed to pay taxes after he and his second wife sold land they owned on the outskirts of Malaga, Spain a UK paper reported Thursday.

The Daily Mail reported that the company, which also assisted in the sale of Connery's beachside mansion, Casa Malibu, in Marbella, Spain, failed to pay upwards of $2 million in taxes stemming from the sale of development rights to the land outside of Malaga.

They are also investigating the law firm, Diaz-Bastien & Truan, over the sale of Casa Malibu.

Spanish police raided the offices in Marbella and Madrid in May in a covert operation - cleverly referred to as Goldfinger - and seized 30,000 documents, reports the Daily Mail.

Despite the allegations, neither Connery nor his wife have been arrested or charged with any offense.