By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, July 4, 2015 – BOCA RATON — He may have been the Great White Shark on the links, but golf legend Greg Norman was a minnow in the Boca Raton real estate market recently when he unloaded his now-vacant prime property at the fancy Le Lac neighborhood for one fourth what he hoped to get.
That’s, of course, if you believe public records.
To add insult to injury, Norman agreed to loan $2 million to the buyers for three months with no interest to make the $5.6 million deal for the 7-acre lot a reality.
Then there’s this: The deed shows a single buyer named Elena Temkina but the papers for the $2 million-mortgage also show a man’s name, Roman Temkina.
So happens the husband and wife team, who may be connected to a Russian investment group’s plan to build $700 million worth of condos on the South Florida coast over the next three years, was also at the heart of a fraud investigation in their native Russia last year, according to several Russian newspapers.