UK TV star explains his role in Ghana's Airbus scandal

The actor has spent the past two years facing possible prosecution by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office ( Image: Daily Mirror/Andy Stenning)

Former Coronation Street star Phil Middlemiss has spoken for the first time about how he found himself embroiled in a multi-billion pound international bribery scandal and facing up to 25 years behind bars.

His Coronation Street character, bookie Des Barnes, was never far from mischief during his eight years on the cobbles.

But even the loveable rogue would have put long odds on 1990s soap star Phil being caught up in the costliest global bribery scandal of all time, accused of involvement in corruption at the highest level of government in Ghana.

His nightmare is not yet over and the star reveals the allegations have already turned his life upside down, racked up huge legal costs, and left him living in a rented house after his family home was repossessed, suffering panic attacks and being assessed for post-traumatic stress disorder

Source : graphic news

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