Old Business Deal Plagues Sean Connery
When Connery called in the loan, some of the assets were sold and the family says the assets were worth more than the original investment. The businessman, known only as Jean-René because the family does not want their last name disclosed, died in 2002. His family wants back all profits from the diamonds and property sold as well as any of the other items that were used as loan guarantees. A legal battle has begun in Switzerland with Connery summoned to appear before a court in Geneva next week. A spokesperson for Connery says that he knows nothing about this and that Connery has not received a summons. The length of time between the investment deal and the suit seems a bit suspicious.
UPDATE: The Scotsman reports the case has been thrown out.