Land dispute erupts among ultra-wealthy in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A land development dispute between some of the world's wealthiest people in one of the world's most exclusive communities has escalated on a tiny island in the Bahamas.

More than 100 people including actor Sean Connery have filed a legal complaint against the Bahamian government over an effort by eccentric fashion mogul Peter Nygard to redevelop his Mayan-themed compound on Lyford Cay.

The complaint was filed Monday and accuses the government of lacking transparency about Nygard's plans for rebuilding his complex. The complex was damaged by a 2009 fire. Visitors at the time included actor Robert DeNiro and the late singer Michael Jackson.

Those who filed the complaint accuse the government of withholding public records related to work on Nygard's compound.

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