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Sean Connery's widow is dismissed as "nonsense" and claims she faces a £ 21 million fine


Sean Connery's widow has dismissed as "nonsense" the claim that she was fined £ 21 million for alleged tax fraud in Spain.

Micheline Roquebrune, 91, denies any involvement in a scam over the sale of the couple's Marbella home. In this case, Bond star Connery's lawyers were jailed in 2016.

It comes when Micheline revealed that Connery's ashes are about to be scattered in the land of his birth.

The Edinburgh-born actor, who had Scotland Forever tattooed on his arm as a young sailor, died nine days ago at the age of 90.

Micheline said that although the Bond star lived overseas for many years, his "last wish" was to return home.

He is said to be cremated at a private service in the Bahamas, and some of his ashes will be scattered around the island. The rest will be brought to Scotland when the Covid restrictions are relaxed.

Sir Sean, who had battled dementia in his final years, died peacefully in his sleep with his wife and close family.

However, the Spanish authorities have insisted that the longstanding case "has not disappeared".

They say they intend to bring the charges up to Micheline so that a trial can take place.

Sir Sean Connery's widow Micheline said that although the Bond star lived abroad for many years, his "last wish" was to return home

A source told The Sun today: "Formal inquiries have been sent to the Bahamas twice to inform Micheline of the charges and the trial ordered against her, but Spanish officials have not yet received a response."

Connery was told in 2014 that he would not be tried in 1999 for selling his home. It was demolished to make room for 70 apartments, although the rules allowed only five to be built.

But, as well as the actor's lawyers, the Mayor of Marbella and six councilors were jailed for fraud.

A judge ruled that French-born Micheline should be brought to justice and could face a hefty fine if found guilty of tax fraud.

But she dismissed the allegations as "nonsense".

She had previously revealed how Bond star Connery would "return home".

Last week, Ms. Connery of the couple's luxury home in Lyford Cay, Nassau said, “We're going to bring Sean back to Scotland – that was his last wish. He wanted his ashes to be scattered in the Bahamas and in his homeland too. & # 39;

The 91-year-old Moroccan-French painter, who was married to the actor for almost half a century, wants to fulfill his wishes as soon as possible.

She said: “Whenever it is possible and safe to travel again, it is the family's intention to return to Scotland with him.

“We would like to organize a memorial service for him in Scotland – that is our hope. But we cannot say exactly when this will happen.

Sean is cremated at a private service in the Bahamas and his ashes are being held until we can travel. We don't know when this will be possible. & # 39;

Last week she paid an emotional tribute to her late husband, saying, “He was beautiful and we had a wonderful life together. He was a model of a man. & # 39;

She revealed the last time he had dementia and said, “He couldn't express himself. It wasn't a life.

“I was with him the whole time and he died very peacefully in his sleep.

Connery, who had Scotland Forever tattooed as a young seaman, died nine days ago at the age of 90

Connery, who had Scotland Forever tattooed on his arm as a young seaman, died nine days ago at the age of 90

"He just slipped away and we were with him all the way." A memorial service in Edinburgh would enable Sir Sean's brother Neil, who lives in the city, to pay his respects to his only sibling.

The 82-year-old has recently suffered from poor health.

It has not been confirmed where in Scotland Sir Sean's ashes are scattered. One possibility would be in the capital, where he grew up and got his first job as a milkman.

His childhood home was demolished decades ago, but Sir Sean had a lifelong affection for the Fountainbridge neighborhood.

Other options include the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where he received his cherished knighthood from the Queen in July 2000 while gorgeously dressed in dark green MacLeod tartan.

The palace option would mean getting royal permission, but the star was a friend of the Princess Royal.

If the decision is based on beauty and solitude, both Crinan and Lochgilphead can be considered.

The Argyll locations were used during the filming of the 1963 007 classic From Russia With Love – Sir Sean's second appearance in the role of James Bond.

"We would like to organize a memorial service for him"

LIve and Let Buy: Connery's 007 gun for sale for £ 150,000

A pistol used by the late Sir Sean Connery in the first James Bond film will go on sale at a Hollywood auction house next month.

The Walther PP semi-automatic pistol, which helped define the 007 image alongside the smaller PPK, is expected to sell between £ 114,158 and £ 152,237.

Sir Sean, who died in the Bahamas last month at the age of 90, used the deactivated model on his debut as a fictional spy in Dr. No.

His performance set the jobbing actor and former milkman on the path to Hollywood fame.

The pistol used by the late Sir Sean Connery in the first James Bond film will go on sale at a Hollywood auction house next month

The pistol used by the late Sir Sean Connery in the first James Bond film will go on sale at a Hollywood auction house next month

The semi-automatic Walther PP pistol, which helped define the 007 image alongside the smaller PPK, is expected to sell between £ 114,158 and £ 152,237

The Walther PP semi-automatic pistol, which helped define the 007 image alongside the smaller PPK, is expected to sell between £ 114,158 and £ 152,237

One of two guns used during production, the gun was identified by the original film tank Bapty, which kept it in an archive until it was auctioned in 2006.

The gun is included in a sale of 500 Hollywood memorabilia, including a Tom Cruise helmet in Top Gun and a black leather motorcycle jacket from Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator

Stars like Robert De Niro, Kevin Costner, Sir Michael Caine, Daniel Craig, George Lazenby, Pierce Brosnan and Harrison Ford paid tribute to Sir Sean after his death last month.

Julien's auctions & # 39; Icons & Idols Trilogy: Hollywood takes place on December 3rd.