Money, money, money. He was an Able Seaman for 2 years in the Royal Navy, does that help? The court in Marbella has been waiting 18 months for Sean Connery and his wife Micheline to respond to questions regarding an alleged money laundering operation related to sale of the Connery villa. It has been estimated that Marbella Town Hall lost out to the tune of 2.7 million because of the deal which has been estimated to have generated profits of 53 million as 72 luxury apartments were built on the site of the villa, previously owned by the Connerys. The actor and his wife face money laundering charges, with reported transfers of more than 37 million abroad, to the U.K. and Uruguay reported to be under investigation. 80 year old Sean Connery claimed reasons of poor health for his lack of an appearance in October 2010 despite being told, by letter to his house in Nassau, that all legal measures available, both in national legislation and international legislation would be used to oblige Connery and his wife to declare. Bail was set at 3.3 million for the couple in terms of civil responsibility.