Douglas, Zeta-Jones fined for illegal docking of yacht in Italy

August 9th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 9 (ANI): Hollywoods star couple Catherine Zeta Jones and her husband Michael Douglas have been fined more than 2,000 euros after breaching Italy’’s immigration laws.

The Welsh-born actress and her husband were aboard a luxury yacht that berthed without permission on the Italian Riviera after sailing in from the south of France.

Port authorities claimed the couple, both Oscar winners, had broken immigration and anti-terrorism laws by allegedly landing at the Ligurian destination without notifying them of their arrival and by not gaining the right paperwork.

“It’’s a question of security, of guarding the port landing and the visitors. The docks where landings are expected are subject to inspection and clearance. It’’s also necessary to check the identity of passengers on smaller, supply vessels,” Telegraph quoted a port authority spokesman, as telling the Corriere della Sera newspaper. (ANI)

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