Sean Connery won’t face fraud trial for house sale

Sean Connery. Picture: Jane Barlow
Sean Connery. Picture: Jane Barlow
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SIR Sean Connery has been told he will not face trial over a fraud probe linked to the sale of his former Spanish home.

An investigating magistrate decided to shelve his investigation into the Edinburgh-born actor after ­receiving a 56-page affidavit from him denying any wrongdoing.

But Alfredo Mondeja has ­decided to continue probing Connery’s wife, Micheline Roquebrune.

His decision opens up the possibility that Ms Roquebrune – ­referred in Sir Sean’s affidavit as Lady Connery – may end up having to stand trial in Spain alongside Connery’s former Spanish lawyers and politicians .

Mr Mondeja announced his decision in a 45-page legal document released yesterday – two days after a leaked copy of Sir Sean’s affidavit was published in a Spanish newspaper.