6 February 2010

Kevin Halligen to fight US extradition order

A BUSINESSMAN, whose firm helped look for Madeleine McCann, will fight extradition to the US where he is wanted over an alleged £1m fraud.

Kevin Halligen, 48, is accused by prosecutors in America of attempting to defraud a London law firm of 2.1 million dollars.

At City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, yesterday, the Irish national’s lawyer Mark Summers confirmed that his client would contest extradition proceedings.

The brief session was adjourned to allow time to evaluate his request for legal aid. He will next appear on February 26.

The businessman’s firm Oakley International had been employed by Kate and Gerry McCann for around six months in 2008 to look for their missing daughter.

In all the Washington-based firm was paid around £300,000 for its services by the McCanns.

in Liverpool echo 

The case

Department of Justice Press Release

For Immediate Release
November 12, 2009 United States Attorney's Office
District of Columbia
Contact: (202) 514-7566

United Kingdom Man Indicted for Fraud

Washington, D.C.—Kevin R. Halligen, 48, of Surrey, United Kingdom, was indicted today on charges of wire fraud and money laundering by a grand jury sitting in the District of Columbia, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Joseph Persichini, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The indictment alleges that from November 2006 to January 2007, Halligen engaged in a scheme to defraud a London-based law firm of $2,100,000. The indictment alleges that Halligen falsely represented to the law firm that these funds would be used to pay expenses incurred in the United States to help secure the release of two executives of a client of the law firm who were arrested in the country of Ivory Coast. Contrary to these representations, Halligen, the indictment alleges, used the funds for his own benefit including purchasing a mansion located in Great Falls, Virginia.

In announcing the indictment, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillips and FBI Assistant Director in Charge Persichini praised the work of the FBI Special Agent who investigated this case. They also commended Paralegal Specialist Mary Treanor, Legal Assistants Jamasee Lucas, Sabrina Brown, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Vasu Muthyala, who is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of criminal laws and every defendant is presumed innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

in Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]

Relation to the McCanns Fund

Madeleine fund in chaos as private eyes are axed after draining £500,000 Daily Mail
By DANIEL BOFFEY and MILES GOSLETT
Last updated at 10:14 PM on 23rd August 2008

A team of private investigators working behind the scenes to find Madeleine McCann has been axed after being paid £500,000 from publicly donated funds.

The Find Madeleine Fund quietly engaged the services of a US-based company which was awarded the lucrative six-month contract earlier this year.

The company, Oakley International, which boasts former British security service and FBI contacts, was hired to monitor the Madeleine Hotline, carry out detective work and review CCTV footage of possible sightings of the missing girl around the world.

A source revealed that the company had also spent resources in an attempt to infiltrate a paedophile ring in Belgium.

However, the company's contract will now not be renewed. The Mail on Sunday has learned that double-glazing tycoon Brian Kennedy, who has been underwriting the fund's search for Madeleine, has conducted a review of the agency's work and has become unhappy with the progress it was making.

The deal was abruptly ended following a meeting last week after the fund brought in independent monitors to assess how the money was spent.

The cost of employing the agency - run by a Briton, Kevin Halligen - has drained the Madeleine fund and there is now less than £500,000 left.

The development is likely to dismay the thousands who gave to the appeal, and raise questions about how the fund has been administered.

Mr Kennedy, who owns Sale Sharks rugby club, was said to be 'angry' because he believed Oakley's bills, estimated to be more than £80,000 a month, were too much for the results they achieved.

A source said: 'There is a sense that they were meaning well but hadn't got as far as they should for the money involved.

'Brian Kennedy thought their work was far too pricey and wanted to know where the money was being spent. He wasn't satisfied with their answers and the contract was not renewed.

'Madeleine's parents, Gerry and Kate, have been kept informed all along and agree with the decision. A lot of people were asking questions about where the money was being spent.'

Oakley International won the contract after an introduction by another company, Red Defence International (RDI), based in Jermyn Street, Central London.

Listed as being involved with both companies was Mr Halligen, 47, a communications expert. He is given as the 'contact name' for Oakley International Group, a company registered in Washington DC as the manufacturer of search and navigation equipment.

The company says it has annual sales of £33,000 and only one employee, who appears to be Mr Halligen.

The address given for the company is 2550 M Street NW Washington, which is the downtown office of Patton Boggs, one of the largest and most powerful law companies in America.

A source at the law firm said last night that the lawyer who represented Mr Halligen was unavailable for comment.

RDI, formed in 2005, bills itself as 'an experienced provider of crisis prevention, management and expertise'. It claims to have a presence in Washington DC and Virginia and representation in the Middle East, Africa and Central America.

However, its latest set of accounts is two months overdue and it faces being fined by HM Revenue & Customs.

Among the main players working on the McCann contract were Mr Halligen and Henri Exton, 57, who headed the Greater Manchester Police undercover unit until 1993. He then worked for the Government before moving into the private sector.

One day after a crisis meeting last week with the Madeleine fund administrators, Mr Halligen resigned as a director of RDI.

Mr Exton, of Bury, Lancashire, has the Queen’s Police Medal and an OBE. During the Seventies and Eighties his work included uncovering organised crime rings and recruiting supergrasses.

He also infiltrated football gangs, at one stage becoming a leader of the Young Guvnors, who followed Manchester City, and was forced to take part in organised incidents to preserve his cover.

Previously, the McCann fund had employed a Spanish detective agency called Metodo 3. However, the fund lost confidence in them, especially after they announced they would find Madeleine by last Christmas.

She had disappeared from the resort of Praia da Luz, Portugal, on May 3, 2007, nine days short of her fourth birthday.

A spokesman for the McCanns said yesterday: 'Kate and Gerry, the fund and their backers have always sought to employ the very best people and resources in the ongoing search for Madeleine.

'Kate and Gerry, via the fund and the backers, continue to employ many such resources and it is true that Red Defence and Oakley were part of those resources.

'I simply will not comment on any personnel, financial or operational details whatsoever.'

No one could be reached for comment at Oakley International or Red Defence International.

Mr Kennedy, estimated to be worth about £250million, became involved after being moved by the plight of the McCanns during the period they were made formal suspects – arguidos – in Madeleine's disappearance. Portuguese prosecutors dropped the couple's arguido status last month.

The 47-year-old made his money in double-glazing and home improvement ventures with companies including Everest windows. His Latium Group business empire has an annual turnover of about £400million.

The court docket

U.S. District Court District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:09-cv-00655-RM
RYECROFT CONSULTANTS SA v. HALLIGEN et al

Date Filed#Docket Text
04/09/20091 COMPLAINT against KEVIN RICHARD HALLIGEN, OAKLEY INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LLC, OAKLEY STRATEGIC SERVICES, LLC ( Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 4616019759) filed by RYECROFT CONSULTANTS SA. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet)(rdj) (Entered: 04/10/2009)
04/09/2009Summons (5) Issued as to KEVIN RICHARD HALLIGEN, OAKLEY INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LLC, OAKLEY STRATEGIC SERVICES, LLC. (rdj) (Entered: 04/10/2009)
06/08/2009SUMMONS (1) REISSUED as to KEVIN RICHARD HALLIGEN (rdj) (Entered: 06/08/2009)
08/04/20092 RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. KEVIN RICHARD HALLIGEN served on 7/24/2009, answer due 8/13/2009 (Surovell, Scott) (Entered: 08/04/2009)
08/06/20093 RETURN OF SERVICE/AFFIDAVIT of Summons and Complaint Executed. OAKLEY INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LLC served on 4/29/2009, answer due 5/19/2009; OAKLEY STRATEGIC SERVICES, LLC served on 4/27/2009, answer due 5/18/2009 (Surovell, Scott) (Entered: 08/06/2009)
09/01/20094 AFFIDAVIT FOR DEFAULT of all Defendants by RYECROFT CONSULTANTS SA. (Attachments: # 1 Default)(Surovell, Scott) (Entered: 09/01/2009)
09/03/20095 Clerk's ENTRY OF DEFAULT as to KEVIN RICHARD HALLIGEN (rdj) (Entered: 09/03/2009)
09/03/20096 Clerk's ENTRY OF DEFAULT as to OAKLEY INTERNATIONAL GROUP, LLC (rdj) (Entered: 09/03/2009)
09/03/20097 Clerk's ENTRY OF DEFAULT as to OAKLEY STRATEGIC SERVICES, LLC (rdj) (Entered: 09/03/2009)
10/06/20098 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. No later than November 6, 2009, Plaintiff shall SHOW CAUSE why the Court should not dismiss this action pursuant to Local Rule 83.23 for failure to prosecute. See attached Order for further details. Signed by Judge Rosemary M. Collyer on 10/6/09. (lcrmc1) (Entered: 10/06/2009)
10/06/2009Set/Reset Deadlines: Response to Show Cause Order due by 11/6/2009. (cdw) (Entered: 10/09/2009)
10/26/20099 First MOTION for Default Judgment as to Kevin Richard Halligen by RYECROFT CONSULTANTS SA (Markle, George) (Entered: 10/26/2009)

via Free court dockets

The Extradition Lawyer

Mark Summers [more info here]

Barrister specialising in extradition and mutual assistance, terrorism and serious crime. Acts for and advises foreign governments and defendants in extradition cases. Recent notable extradition cases include deliberate flight of a fugitive (Gomes & Goodyer v Trinidad [2009] 1 WLR 1038 HL); hacking into the Pentagon, Pearl Harbour and NASA computer networks (McKinnon v US [2008] 1 WLR 1739 HL); extradition of an alleged Mafia Godfather (Caldarelli v Italy [2008] 1 WLR 1724 HL); the Madrid train bombings (Dabas v Spain [2007] 2 AC 31 HL); the 9/11 attacks (Boudhiba v Spain [2007] 1 WLR 124 DC); Enron/the Natwest 3 (Bermingham v US [2007] QB 727); the 2001 US anthrax bio-terrorism attacks; the murder of Theo van Gogh; KGB espionage; the 'fertiliser' bomb plot; the sale of radioactive metals; the creation of the Trojan Horse commercial espionage computer virus; treason; two persons on the FBI 'most wanted' list. Recent notable terrorism cases include the alleged liquid-bomb conspiracy to explode US-bound transatlantic flights (R v Zaman); assisting the 21/7 bombing attempts (R v Sherif [2009] 2 Cr App R (S) 235, CA); cyber-Jihadist 'terrorist007' (R v Tsouli [2008] 2 Cr App R 247 CA); the Wood Green ricin conspiracy (R v Bourgass [2007] 2 Cr App R (S) 40); the Stansted Afghan Airlines hijacking (R v Safi [2004] 1 Cr App R 14 CA). Recent notable other serious crime cases include the murder of special branch officer DC Oake; judicial review of the attempted prosecution of the Chief Justice of Trinidad (Sharma v Browne-Antoine [2007] 1 WLR 780 PC); and the leading authority on alternative verdicts (R v Coutts [2006] 1 WLR 2154 HL) and brandishing petrol bombs (I, M & H v DPP [2002] 1 AC 285 HL).




138 comments:

  1. I am sure the McCanns could recommend a good extradition lawyer!

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  2. Thanks Joana that explains why we haven't heard anything, he's due in court in February, not January.
    Liz

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  3. Legal aid???

    Something tells me that if the likes of Barter Muck have any influence, they may be anxious to speed him on his way westwards.

    After all he can plea bargain in the USA, and with a little judicious help from his friends, he might be restrained from singing like the proverbial canary.

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  4. Scrub that post Joana, just realised he has been in court sorry.
    Liz

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  5. Well found Jo!
    'questions have been asked' lol yes and they will continue to be, plenty of food for thought there! Let's hope we start to hear more now.

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  6. Found this on same site Liverpool Echo have we seen it already? Apologies if we have:

    Oxford graduate gets ‘sack’ for shopping Madeleine McCann fraud suspect
    Dec 2 2009 by Luke Traynor, Liverpool Echo

    A TOP hotel reneged on a job promise for an Oxford graduate after he shopped the £1.3m Maddie McCann fraud suspect who was staying as a guest, it was claimed today.
    Journalism student Chris Winsley telephoned police after recognising pictures of Kevin Halligen in newspaper articles, linking him to a man staying for over six months at the Old Bank Hotel in Oxford.
    Officers visited the A-list pad and detained the fugitive Dubliner, wanted by the FBI for an alleged £1.3m con in America, based on the 22-year-old’s memory of Halligen when Mr Winsley was working as a barman at the hotel over the summer.
    The on-the-run private detective was once hired by Liverpool-born Kate McCann and her husband, Gerry, to find their three-year-old daughter, Maddie, who disappeared from a flat in Praia da Luz, Portugal, in 2007.
    But after £500,000 was pocketed by him from the Find Madeleine Fund, his contract was cancelled after he had delivered precious little to the investigation.
    Now Mr Winsley has received the bombshell that an assured job at the Old Bank Hotel over Christmas has been axed.
    The Cornwall student has emailed and written to hotel bosses who have refused to return his correspondence.
    Today, the budding writer said he was disappointed his former employers had “punished him” for bringing a fugitive man to the attention of police.
    Mr Winsley told the ECHO: “I feel hard done by. I did it to get this man caught, but now they won’t give me the time of day.
    “I had a letter from the manager saying they’d be delighted to employ me over Christmas, and now silence.”
    An extradition hearing is set to take place to send Halligen back into the custody of American police.
    While staying at the Old Bank the businessman used several aliases and would spend most of his evenings getting drunk in the bar, witnesses said.
    Halligen is also said to have caused consternation in the hotel, visited this year by top celebrities, over unpaid bills.
    The Old Bank Hotel refused to comment.

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  7. Legal Aid ?? Outrageous. So where is the money from the fund gone?
    Sorry it must in Gerrys secret account.

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  8. OT and fairly nauseating too I'm afraid

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1248885/Virgin-royalty-Richard-Bransons-children-forged-intriguing-social-alliance-young-Royals-But-Daddy-pulling-strings.html

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  9. Legal aid? i wouldnt be surprised if he suddenly gets very top notch lawyers, paid by the fund or those connected with it. The feds will track every penny this con man has ever had which in turn will lead to the fund. No wonder Pinky says they weren't duped, they will not want the feds taking a close look at the fund and where the money has ended up. Swiss bank account? Us bank retirement fund? in the name of McTwat.
    Liz

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  10. Bloody hell! Sounds like the Old Bank hotel is a haven for crims, judging by the owner's stance. Hope it gets FULLY investigated.

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  11. The McCanns victims of fraud.
    This is great!

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  12. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/portuguese-police-find-eta-base-1891127.html

    A BIG BIG thank you to Portuguese Police who have found an ETA base...Bombs were heading for Spain.

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  13. Did someone at the hotel have some idea who KH was? Otherwise, why punish an employee who saved your hotel from getting even further ripped off than they hab been .Has the outstanding bill to the hotel mysteriously been paid off, or is it still outstanding? If so, are the hotel going to press charges for fraud?

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  14. If halligen is granted legal aid, he will have to repay every penny if he is found to have assets to cover the costs.

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  15. What about Mr Henry Exton ?

    It is clearly stated that H. and co were paid more than 80.000 £ per month and that the 6 months contract wasn't renewed : then 500 000 £ seems to be the money lost.

    Who chose the guy ? Someone of the fund board of directors ?

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  16. http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020826&docId=l:1122715222&start=1

    Copyright 2010 MGN Ltd.
    All Rights Reserved

    The Mirror

    February 6, 2010 Saturday
    Eire Edition

    FEATURES; Pg. 10

    187 words


    MADELEINE FUND FRAUD ACCUSED'S COURT BID;
    IRISHMAN FIGHTING EXTRADITION TO US

    MIRROR REPORTER

    AN Irishman accused of conning EUR343,000 from the Madeleine McCann Fund will fight extradition to the United States in connection with a separate alleged fraud, a court heard yesterday. Kevin Halligen, 48, is wanted in the US over a EUR1.4million scam after allegedly ripping off an oil company.Last November, Halligen was led away in handcuffs from the Old Bank Hotel in Oxford where he had been staying with his girlfriend under a false name.He is suspected of swindling the Maddie fund after claiming he could use satellite technology to help find the missing girl, although allegations relating to the McCanns are not before the court.Further reports since his arrest have claimed Halligen tried to squeeze another EUR189,000 out of the fund after he was sacked by the McCanns when they grew suspicious of his credibility.Halligen, who appeared by videolink at a brief hearing at City of Westminster Magistrates Court in central London yesterday, was remanded in custody for a further three weeks until Friday, February 26 when a short hearing will take place ahead of a full extradition hearing on an unspecified date.

    MISSING Maddie was taken in Portugal

    February 6, 2010

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  17. Yes he would wouldn't he, fight extradition that is.

    Let me tell you something Kev, you will be on that plane.

    My farm, your farm, anybodies farm, bets don't come any safer.

    And as is the norm for the land of the brave home of the free, your sentence will be horrifically disproportionate to your crime.

    But the above is not the real reason I'm leaving a comment, it is another one of those, you couldn't make it up quotes, from no other than.....

    A spokesman for the McCanns said yesterday: 'Kate and Gerry, the fund and their backers have always sought to employ the very best people and resources in the ongoing search for Madeleine.

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  18. Great journalists at the Liverpool Echo: "while staying at the Old Bank the businessman used several aliases". Does this mean that he came down to breakfast everyday using a different name and no one noticed?

    Caroline

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  19. There are people in the US who are very experienced in finding missing people. I have seen them on TV. Some of them will do the work free, even abroad, especially if it is a high profile case. So after checking their credentials and experience who would you hire? Ah silly question, M3 and Halligen of course. The best!

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  20. @ Anonymous 11 who wrote

    "The McCanns victims of fraud"!

    I really think it's part of their trick, the victim one...

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  21. I guess that if the hotel barman who turned in Halligen lost his job because of it, someone there was hiding him for a lot of money, but lost it. Now in whose interest would it be to hide Mr Halligen, would it be somebody who is afraid that he knows too much? I hope that when he is extradited, he spills the beans bigtime.

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  22. "The McCanns victims of fraud"...
    and still they're not suing, in fact they're not complaining at all, now that is strange indeed, as they aren't shy to come forward when it suits them!

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  23. victims of fraud,hahaha,they have for nearly 3 years tried to get their greedy grubby little mitts on any and everybody,s money,so how they can say they are the victims is beyond me

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  24. Employ one dodgy firm of so-called PIs who turn out to be crooks - a mistake? maybe, hire a second lot - mistake? no thats a pattern of behavour. Does anyone really believe a canny multi-millionaire would make the same mistake twice? bollocks. And who in their right mind would employ anyone who didnt have experience in locating missing persons? As for the kid who reported him, like Joana said what's the big deal, it may be something as simple as there were no jobs available. Not everything is a conspiracy.
    Liz

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  25. Anonymous said... 25
    Employ one dodgy firm of so-called PIs who turn out to be crooks - a mistake? maybe, hire a second lot - mistake? no thats a pattern of behavour"

    Actually it is not just 2 firms. The article on the Madeleine Foundation website, make it clear there have been at lest six. Yes, SIX

    This is culled from the index to the article.
    Control Risks Group
    Metodo 3
    Red Defence
    Oakley International
    ‘A crack team of 12 senior detectives’
    Dave Edgar and Arthur Cowley

    None of them, not one, has produced anything .
    What cost to the McCanns ? At what cost to the Fund ? At what cost to Mr Kennedy ?
    The conclusion ?
    Make up your own mind.

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  26. 25 and 26...are you suggesting money laundering?

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  27. I’ve been wondering for a very long time why multi-millionaires like Branson and Kennedy should get involved with 2 individuals who they have never known, had never met before Madeleine went missing (well, I assume they hadn’t) and have taken it upon themselves to back the McTwats when they really don’t know whether they are telling the truth or not as to the disappearance of Madeleine.

    Kennedy is paying out a never ending sum of money for backing so-called PIs who couldn’t find their way out of a paper bag let along find out where Madeleine is, now we are told that a hotel is hiding wanted criminal Halligen, involved with the McTwats, and when he gets shopped to the police the hotel owner throws his dummy out of the pram when Halligen gets arrested. Branson seems to think that the sun shines out of the McTwats’ backside and gives them the run of a very expensive hotel for their “dodgy” fund raising, he is now getting his children involved in Royal circles no doubt when the twins get a bit older they will be joining that exclusive Royal circle, will that mean in the future that Mr & Mrs McTwat will be invited to the Palace for tea and crumpets. God help our poor Queen if she ever has to meet them in a line up and has to shake their hands. That will be the icing on the cake for these two ………

    This whole thing stinks to high heaven as far as I’m concerned. Government contracts/connections seem to be buzzing around in my head for some reason.

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  28. Peter 26 two have been proved to be involved in illegal activity, have any of the others, if so can you post a link for me? i hate to miss anything! Cheers
    Liz

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  29. If I was the McCanns, I'd want to make damn sure I employed investigators who couldn't find their arse with both hands

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  30. So which is it, £300,000 or £500,000 that was given from the Fund?

    Halligen said previously that he was only paid £300,000, and was going to sue the McCanns for the rest, which they were refusing to give him.

    This was in accordance with a contract for him to set up the business, which he had done, employing people and them needing paying.

    Sounds like £200,000 is unaccounted for in all this.

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  31. PeterMac at 26

    What they have produced is a lot more PR for those poor 'victims' the McCanns, and an aid to yet more money flowing in.

    They have also helped reinforce their abduction fairy story.

    For the McCanns that must be worth every penny of anybody's money.

    Anybody's, except theirs of course.

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  32. If the information about Oakley International in Internet is correct, there is no excuses how Madaleine's fund management could hire that company - Oakley doesn't have relevant experience in missing people search. Unless there is some hidden deal...

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  33. Caroline @ No 18 it's worse than that... he gave different names and had *several* free breakfasts every day ;)

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  34. If only Kevin Halligen would go ahead and sue the McCanns like he had said he was going to do when they wouldn't pay the amount agreed on.

    After all, what has he got to lose? He is already being stitched up by the media as the worst of the worse in trying to defraud those poor old 'victims' the McCanns.

    Maybe then we would get to know more about the type of work he was asked to do for them.

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  35. PeterMac, #26,
    unfortunatelly there was NO cost to the McCanns whatsoever! Not one penny came from their pockets, that lot don't give, they just take. As for "Mr." Kennedy (I have trouble calling a Mr.), well, he gets what he deserves! A shrewd business shark like him should know better...if he feels like throwing good money out the window that's is problem, I just hope that in turn, he pays good salaries to his workers, I hope it's not the case of burning millions on crooks at the expense of benefits and decent pay to his workers.

    I feel only for the members of the public, elderly people, children, etc., who gave to the fund in good faith, trully believing they were helping the search for a little girl and had their money shamelessly wasted on anything and everything but the search for Madeleine!

    Rosie

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  36. Post 25

    What qualifies a double-glazing salesman to pick and choose private detectives/mercenaries in the first place ... regardless of how rich his conservatories have made him ?

    The real question is, why was Kennedy involved in the selection of private investigators at ALL ?

    ... and why was money from the Fund, destined to pay these investigators, detoured to one of his companies ( now dissolved ) before it reached the people it was being paid to ?

    The whole thing stinks like Billingsgate Market on a hot August day.

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  37. Off topic I know, but I've just been reading Rosiepop's forum where her/his members are screaming for convicted paedophiles to be - "assalted, humiliated, and 'raped' everyday" - that they should be locked in a room and tortured for the rest of their days.

    Okaaay, that's one point of view I guess ( and I don't personally have any objections to paedos having a hard time, doing time ... although the 'assault and raping' bit did make me shudder at the mind-set of the posters in question )

    What really struck me though, was that these are the same people who a crying 'foul' over the scumbag Cipriano mother and her brother.

    It seems they are selectve regarding which child abusers should be 'locked in a room and tortured' ... and which should be allowed to just get away with it ( the distinction appears to be drawn depending on whether or not it provides a stick to beat a certain policeman with )

    Irony seems to be a concept Rosiepops and her/his cronies/sock puppets simply don't grasp.

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  38. In my opinion, the McCanns'agreement with him was to transfer the 300.000 pounds to a McCanns privet account somewhere, maybe in the USA or Canada.
    He must know details of their Bank account abroad, all the necessary information for the transfer, in other words, he has evidences that the McCanns cheated on the public.
    That is why he was never sued by the couple.
    The couple does not want to attract attention to themselves, about this Bank mutation that never happened and about the very high possibility of disappearence of the money.

    I think it would be better to extradict Halligen to the US. In this case, we would hear many more stories about this fraude, through the American media,than we would hear from the gagged British media.

    And American media could interview him and publish everything.

    Imagine Halligen is now black mailing the McCanns, "pay me a lot or I will tell", great, I see the McCanns desperate,gosh, I'm happy.

    Halligen is an extremely clever man, I believe he was always prepared to get caught, having gotten dangerous informations about his clients, in order to save himself in case he would get in difficulties.

    It is now time the McCanns will give somebody money.

    What is the use of sending 300.000 pounds to Washington in order to search for a dead girl in Praia da Luz?

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  39. Can somebody tell me where a can find a letter of a Portuguese inspector to an authority, telling that Kate was insisting on more investigations on Murat?
    When did this happen and when were Tapas 3 going to Portimão to "recognize"Murat?

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  40. I don't believe the McCanns are spending much money "searching" for Madeleine.
    I believe they were keeping the most part to themselves, for the future.
    Do you think they are crazy?
    300.000 went already to the States, it disappeared with our blessing, but in my opinion it had nothing to do with Madeleine.
    If it was meant to "search" for her, at least a part of it, they would have sued Halligen.
    Their hobby is to sue people but in Hallingen's case they kept their mouths.

    May God bless Halligen every second of his life.

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  41. Don't forget Halligen was considered an expert in his field, which involved snooping.

    So was he snooping on people for the McCanns?

    And if so, who? Perhaps he would like to tell.

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  42. Quote anon #28:
    '...This whole thing stinks to high heaven as far as I’m concerned. Government contracts/connections seem to be buzzing around in my head for some reason...'
    *
    Exactly.
    And recalling the past years I'm seriously asking myself whether the UK are a proper state of law anymore at all.

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  43. I agree with others KH may well have been shifting money to US, remember Oprah offering £1 million for an interview at the start of this case, do we know how much she eventually paid and where that money went? Nobody ever mentioned it to my knowledge.
    Liz

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  44. This seems to be the law firm pursuing Halligen on behalf of Ryecroft Consultants:

    http://www.smillaw.com/attorney_profiles_RJS.htm

    Anyone find anything about Ryecroft?

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  45. Anon 38. That ridiculous Rosiepops woman, almost pathetic. It's so stupid, you can't take seriously. It must be an insult to the Mccann's 'brains' to have such supporters. Very significant.

    Dutchman

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  46. I would be surprised if Mr. Halligen is ever allowed to leave Britain.

    guerra

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  47. Any news yet if the Mccann's will be present this coming week for the next hearing, or will Isabel Durate act on their behalf? Is it compulsory for them to attend in person?

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  48. :)The moral of the soap being: "easy come, easy goes" or in more colloquial terms: "Funny how the money goes (Halligen's fraud). Funny how the money comes in (Dr. Amaral's extortion).

    ;)There is no business like showbiz!

    ac

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  49. He has applied for legal aid which means he is going to have to account for where the fund money went that has so publicly been declared as being paid to him-I do hope that when he is asked what he did with the fund money he provides evidence of its disposal. Tick Tock

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  51. 50, an., it is possible that Halligen's account is frozen, that is why he asked for aid.

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  52. @ post #40, the letter you seek was written by PJ inspector Ricardo Paiva to Amaral and it was BOTH Kate and Gerry asking for Murat to be investigated. More infor here:

    10-Processos Vol X Pages 2533 to 2534

    http://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/PJ/SERVICE_INFORMATION.htm

    "Several times, the McCann couple said that the attention of the police should be maintained focussing on the abduction hypothesis, which, in the couple's opinion, was the only scenario that occurred and that the police should not forget to continue to investigate the suspect Robert Murat."

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  53. I believe that Rosiepops is John McCann, compare the fund accounts with rosiepops ramblings - similar consistant spelling mistakes and nuances of language.

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  54. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/maddie/1028735/Kate-McCann-Revealed-to-cops-Plans-to-watch-kids-more-closely-After-Madeleine-cried.html

    Amazing, the UK press Bias, the campaign by this 'reporter' and the hypocritical and ludicrous cry of 'foul' that the truth of the McCanns having left the children to cry being released into the public domain (actually by a McCann supporter!).

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  55. It seems that the McCanns are losing it at last...shady dealings with shady characters were bound to get exposed, especially with the doubtl glazing salesman involved...the expert at liquidating companies!

    Great stuff, these neglectful apologies for parents and their supporters (Branson and Rowling included) look like they are going to get their just deserts at last!

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  56. Where is the register of McCann supporting 'journalists' held? They must be brought to account for the damage they have done to our freedom of expression.

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  57. http://www.people.co.uk/news/news/tm_method=full%26objectID=22024420%26siteID=93463-name_page.html

    On and on goes the McCann support from the UK media.

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  58. Does anybody check to see whether the people who are supposedly employed to find Madeleine have actually received the amount of money the McCanns have said they received?

    Metado3 said they were not getting as much as the McCanns said they were paid, and now Halligen is saying he was not given the full amount the McCanns were saying they would pay him, which was £500,000.

    What does it say in the accounts of the Fund?

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  59. Annon @ 26

    Unbeleivable !!! SIX !!! i wonder, if you add it all up, what the total cost of wasted money would come to.......i shudder to think

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  60. As far as I kow, Oprah does not pay her guests.
    At least 2 guests in every show, 5 days a week.
    Impossible.

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  61. 59, I don't believe the McCanns payed around that much they said they did.

    They even did not want to pay a baby-sitter for their children!

    I believe they sent 300.000 to the US, to be kept for them.

    There was a money problem with that Guiness, McGuiness lady, who was not being payed well.

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  62. I think, what is most gauling about the wasted funds, i.e funds to dodgy PI's, funds to sue anyone who does not agree with their version of events!!, & generally squandered monies, is the fact they came, mostly from ordinary hard working folk, people with very little money but who felt sorry for the McCanns, Pensioners, childrens pocket money and those who went out of their way and worked hard to raise funds in the belief they were doing good. Yes of course there are others who contributed who are better off than most, but lets not slag anyone for doing this. You must remember, that in the main. the British public have been fed only what the newspapers/TV have said, and have, in the majority of cases, innocently given, thinking they were *helping a good cause*. They are in for a shock i'm afraid.
    And now Halligen thinks he is owed money by the fund, it will be interesting to see weather he sings for his **lost supper**

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  63. Post 48

    I doubt the McCanns will turn up in Lisbon for the conclusion of the hearing ... they inflicted so much self-damage last time that they dare not.

    What's interesting will be to see if the press-pack that accompanied them in January will dutifully stay at home this coming week, thereby ensuring that the only news to emerge from Lisbon will be the suitably 'spun' Clarence Mitchell version of events.

    If the Sky News journalist doesn't twitter, then we can be certain, once and for all, that the Macs have the British media tucked up safely in their pockets.

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  64. 53, ShuBob, thank you for informing me. I found Paiva's letter.
    How indecent, immoral, the McCanns insisting on extra investigations on Murat.
    Paiva's letter was written on September the 2nd, and the McCanns knew already about the dogs.
    I remember about the trip to Huelva, on the day that the PJ checked o Murat's garden.
    I think the body was not travelling with the parents that day. It happened before.The couple wanted to confuse the police for some reason.
    But the insistence on checking on Murat makes me suspect the same 'Martin Roberts?" wrote o McCannfiles, an article about key, I think.
    The McCanns hoped to incriminate Murat.

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  65. 50, excellent news, I did not think of that!
    Is it true that Halligen's lawyer is a colleague of Mrs. Blair's?
    Gosh, Brown and now Blair?

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  66. Nothing to do with that, but I did not resist: On my little "morning promenade" trough the on-line news, I find in "24 horas" that the Mccann's announced to the world that their VIP dinner to celebrate 1000 days without Madeleine( in fact 1000 days of being ODD celebrities ) made them earn such big figure- more then 100 thousand Euros ( half straight to their Fund). WOW, SUCH A LIE. I did not believe on such figure. If I'm not in error there was two more Institutions to share the money. What criteria made them earn half of the money? ONLY ONE-LIES, MORE LIES. Now they start another campaign: they are trying to show the world that they are not alone. They want to convince the public that people still believing on their stories and still feeding their Fund. NO WAY THAT A DINNER END UP WITH SUCH BIG FIGURE. I can just compare that dinner with some TV events organised in Portugal to invite the Country for donations. Sometimes 4 hours of a popular spectacle with many artists raise much less money, and the Portuguese were known by their solidarity heart.
    NO WAY, KATE & GERRY you got that money in a so ridiculous evening. The Fund was not health anymore. You cannot feed your insulting lawyers for much longer. This is why Madeleine sights across the world, fade. Even if they are cheap, you have to buy several witnesses to give them some credibility... too expensive at the end.
    By the way, since you look desperate on that new campaign, where was Mitchell on the celebration evening? Was he not invited or even him was not so close as before? I know, he is a wasting of time, he did not make donations to that Fund, he did not believe on Fairy Tales, he use them to got a huge salary. He was payed to spread lies. NOW, BECAUSE THE MONEY IN THE FUND IS REACHING THE BOTTOM, YOU HAVE TO GO YOURSELVES TO THE MEDIA AND SPREAD YOUR LIES.
    IN FACT YOU SHOW NO RESPECT AT ALL. NO RESPECT TO THE BRITISH CITIZENS AND TO THEIR INTELLIGENCE. Do you think they believe on your strategies?
    I'm Portuguese, I don't believe on Fairy Tales ( Country defect) but I respect the intelligence of the British citizens. YOU MAKE A HUGE MISTAKE BY SEEING YOUR COUNTRY TROUGH THE EYES OF YOUR MANIPULATED MEDIA. TELL US ANOTHER STORY...
    Kate, it is maybe a good idea if you start planing your way back to work, every morning, as all the mothers do. Because, more then 2 years after maddie disapearence, you still not looking for your daughter and you still not caring about your remain childs.

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  67. Wasn`t it Blair before Brown?

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  68. http://www.blip.tv/file/3178935


    Hollie Greig has her own Goncalo Amaral.

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  69. Kate Mccann, prostrada de Joelhos rezando ao hipotetico Adamastor, Santo das tormentas, para que Hall.( para os amigos) nao abra a boca e diga para que serviu o dinheiro do Fundo Madeleine.
    Que chatice, logo o fulano havia de fazer uma argolada a envolver os States. Nas terras do tio Sam, nao vai ser facil iludir a justica, ainda mais agora que a Oprah ja se deve ter arrependido do tempo de antena que concedeu a um casal de farsantes.

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  70. Joana

    Please can you tell me, In Portugal, are the judgements from court cases published?

    Here in the UK judgements are published (for instance here: http://www.bailii.org/) and, especially in cases involving technical issues, they receive article write-ups and reference in journals and so on.

    As in the original first round injunction that has now come to light (was that just as a result of the papers sent to Pamalam by C-R) will we get to know the rationale behind the decison made after GA's defence of the injuncion?

    Thanks

    Mr B

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  71. Why haven't the McCanns and Murat countersued each other? They definitely have axes to grind against each other?

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  72. Post 54

    Lol. Your comment 'reviewed' by Rosiepops ('Just to inform you').

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  73. Ironside @ 68.

    Wow, Wow is about all I can say to that.
    It is my belief that is what this case is all about. Operation Ore has been on my mind for the longest time. Top people covering up etc.
    Poor Dr Amaral, does he realize just what he has taken on.

    W.

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  74. Mark Summers is mentioned on Matrix Chambers website. He also acted for US government in McKinnnon extradition case. He is very well regarded and will cost a fortune to represent Halligen.

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  75. Who were the "independent monitors" brought in to check how the money was being sent- referred to in the above article? Were thet truly independent; who exactly asked for them to be brought in and when?

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  76. poster 48 ,they said they were going to take the stand (only after Goncalo) so if they want to keep an ounce of crediblity they must attend ,but I doubt they will,it will all be too upsetting for frail grief stricken Kate !!

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  77. AT #61, I believe that it was said, by Clarence Mitchell himself, I think, that Oprah did not pay for the interview, but that there could be some kind of "donation" to the fund, and that there would also be revenues from the selling/broadcasting of the interview to tv channels outside the United States.

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  78. Post 67. I think you are right. Even the wealthy Richard Branson only donated a few 'air miles', and the venue. (He must be stupid to do even that).

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  79. I urge everyone to watch the video in the link provided by Ironside on #69 ( A BIG THANK YOU TO IRONSIDE)!
    It's mind blowing, everyone has to be aware of this story. Scotland, Jersey, paedophilia across all ranks of the U.K.'s society, from family members to high rank police and government people, all very organized and very protected, cover-up galore!
    It seems that the "awash with paedophiles" Luz is in good company...

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  80. Sorry, I meant Ironside @69

    Anon 74. W.

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  81. Post 73, so the infamous child neglect supporter (conspirator, aider and abbettor?) Rosiepops lurks here?

    I'd like to discuss the case with 'her' as I see only vitriol on 'her' blog - I'd be interested to hear what defence 'she' presents for the obvious neglect of only one 'eyeball' check on 3rd May 2007 and why 'she' thinks the McCanns fell to a defensive stance so quickly and have not demanded the re-opening of the case and why they rigidly adhere to 'abduction' and dont explore other scenarios...what ham would it do to explore and disporve alternatives?

    I know that Toby Bennett has an adversarial approach, but does that mean you (rosiepops) have to be so vitriolic and cannot discuss objectively?

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  82. http://www.blip.tv/file/3178935

    Ironside ....what a revelation....so much top level corruption in our country.... this case is absolutely shocking....!!!

    This is a video that should be compulsary viewing....for everyone !!!

    UK politicians talk about corruption in other countries....and yet as this video shows top level positions are covering up the most shocking crimes!!!

    Now we can see exactly what those seeking to find the truth about what happened to Madeleine are up against.....

    Thank you Ironside for opening our eyes....e

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  83. Oprah is always doing a favor to the people she interviews.
    It is possible she pays the costs of traveling of those people, lunch, hotel, etc. Traveling inside of the US, not from England.
    I even think she does.
    The McCanns are two of the millions whose child disappeared, not an exception in the US, I even fear it could be a rule.
    There are thousands of disappeared children in the States.



    yes, Blair was Prime Minister till short before Brown became it.
    The protection of the McCanns started during Blair's administration, maybe imposed by Brown because he was about to substitute Blair.

    They had to hide something,but what?
    If something would have leaked, Brown would not have become PM or Blair would not have gone to Brussels or some other well payed job, was this the case?

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  84. http://www.blip.tv/file/3178935

    OMGhttp://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/13.gif

    Watching this video gives a very clear indication of the possible reasons why the McCanns may have received so much political support and protection where no-one can contradict their story.

    A level of Support that even the royals do not have......

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  85. As a poster pointed out elswhere,somebody gave Dave Edgar a copy of the UK sex offenders register,he bragged about it in the mockumentary,when it is discovered who illegally passed on the information to a private citizen the answer to who is covering for whom will be revealed. Bet no British journalist dare ask Edgar ,hope Sandra attends next press scramble,she dare ask

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  86. THANK YOU, IRONSIDE! I AM SHOCKED. PAEDOS HAVE ALL THE POWERS, THEY HAVE CONTROL OVER THE COUNTRY, OVER THE MEDIA. HOW BRAVE MR GREEN IS! GOD HELP US TO DEFEND AND PROTECT OUR KIDS!
    JOANA PLEASE PUT THIS VIDEO ON THIS PAGE! LET EVERYONE KNOW ABOUT THIS!

    http://www.blip.tv/file/3178935 !!

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  87. Anon 67, I read your comment and it just came into my head. May be there is someone interested in feeding the found. Someone covering his a.s? And all the rest this "cheep plays" are just smokescreen?

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  88. It looks like the only one who is caring and fighting for Madeleine is mr Amaral. People are shocked and want to know THE TRUTH!
    One more version. Madeleine is alive and hidden just because she started talk and speak. For example about bathing with "uncle David Payne!!!"

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  89. Anon @ 82

    You for got to add to the end of you post (or even the end of each paragraph), in deference to Rosiepops "my good friend"!

    Mr B

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  90. Thank you for the link Ironside ,its just a pity Maddie has no one standing up for her as the other poor girl has

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  91. Ironside.

    I hope that video is on Youtube, it shows that anything is possible.

    Green's bravery is astonishing, though I don't know who he is or does.

    Maybe he'd like a dossier on the McCann case.

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  92. Anon 91

    Madeleine has ONE man standing up for her and to his very own detriment watching his basic human rights being violated.On top of this,he is even NOT a Brit.

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  93. http://stolenkids-hollie.blogspot.com/2009/08/sk-h005-robert-green-mcintyre-crown.html

    A letter from Robert Green regarding Hollie Greig to the Crown.

    Thanks for bringing that here Ironside.

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  94. Clarence Mitchell- the man dubbed "the PR equivalent of an angel of death"- has struck again to reinforce his title:


    "Jean Hanlon had lived in Crete since 2005 and was reported last seen at a cafe in the port of Heraklion on March 9, 2009. Her body was found in the sea there days later.
    [...]
    Jean's three sons have now hired Kate and Gerry McCann's spokesman Clarence Mitchell to help raise the profile of the case."


    http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/homenews/did-loving-mum-die/article-1812250-detail/article.html

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  95. 90 lol!

    I also included a lot of misspellings didnt I! I hate that!

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  96. Surprise, surprise! Here´s a little gem to be found at the Mccannexposure site - "the shocking story of Holly Greig".

    Apparently in 2007 Anne Greig went to her local police in Shrewsbury so that they could alert the Portuguese Police to the fact that Denis and Greg Mackie were then living in Portugal. "IT IS NOW UNDERSTOOD THAT THE BRITISH POLICE FAILED TO PASS ON THESE DETAILS TO THEIR PORTUGUESE COUNTERPARTS".

    Plus ca change.....

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  97. 89. Yes, they (McCanns and their supporters) make me sick when they say it should be all about Madeleine - it clearly is not as far as they are concerned, its all about defending the people we know 100% caused her to be missing - because they started the chain of causation, they failed in their duty of care.

    Kate and Gerald McCann went drinking EVERY NIGHT BUT ONE leaving a four year old effectively babysitting two 18 month old twins.

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  98. In addition to comment 87 & the Gaspar statement take a look at this:-

    Restricted Scotland Yard documents reveal that Britain's child abusers are predominantly white males aged 36 to 45. ALMOST NONE HAVE PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE. Those recently caught include teachers, politicians, accountants, police officers and lawyers. MANY ARE FAMILY MEN WHO MAKE VICTIMS OF THEIR OWN CHILDREN. 'This isn't a crime limited to any special classes or young and old, although it is true that white middle-aged men are those we predominantly see abusing children,' said Jim Warnock, head of operations at CEOP.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/aug/24/childprotection

    It makes one seriously wonder why only men with previous convictions of child sexual abuse, such as Raymond Hewlett, have been the only ones to have being investigated in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann doesn't it? What about the Gasper statement & Payne?

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  99. Yawn. For the last time, Rosiepops doesn't exist. Along with all the other conspicuous "pros" - and indeed countless "antis" - she's the creation of a forum-obsessed hypergraphic nutjob with too much time on her hands.

    She was running amok on forums long before Madeleine McCann disappeared, using fleets of sock-puppets to steer debates, start arguments and just generally cause trouble. There was a professional motivation to begin with - let's generously call it academic research - but it's long since spiralled horribly out of control. We're talking literally millions of forum posts over the last decade.

    One day someone will write about these jaw-dropping "achievements". But it probably won't be her.

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  100. Thank you, Ironside.
    I just watched Robert Green.

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  101. @65
    I did wonder after reading the "key" article, if anything was indeed planted in a property linked to Murat - he seems to have presented himself, unwittingly, as the perfect fall guy for the tapas lot.

    @69 Ironside
    OMG this is truly frightening.

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  102. The video is shocking, Ironside.
    But it does not surprise me.
    I thought of this possibility already in May 2007, when the McCanns went to see the Pope.
    But my first suspicion was "swingers" also among high placed people, pictures of them having sex together.
    When Gerry went back to England, to pick up a photo, I suspected the goal of his trip was to destroy evidences about swingers.
    Now I fear it was much worse.

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  103. What are you saying 91, what is Dr Amaral doing???????????????


    W.

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  104. Nothing in what Robert Green says shows any link to this case. On the other hand, it does seem curious that Raymond Hewlett lived in Aberdeen, the p-ring was centred in Aberdeen, and Dennis and Greg Mackie were in Portugal at the same time as this case began.

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  105. 'This isn't a crime limited to any special classes or young and old, although it is true that white middle-aged men are those we predominantly see abusing children,' said Jim Warnock, head of operations at CEOP.

    Says the man who invitd McCann to address the CEOP conference!

    Well he is a good judge! Must be a pal of Parsons, as he is racist.

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  106. This is truly shocking but not a million miles away from what is, and has been allowed to happen in Jersey for decades.

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  107. More McTwat and Farter-Ruck intimidation:

    http://frommybigdesk.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-did-alleged-abductor-snatch.html

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  108. poster 93 ,yes I agree ,Maddie has Goncalo and ALL of us on here who want justice for her more than he so called"parents" have ever wanted ,but WE are not into it for the money ,WE want her to have a decent place to RIP ,WE can sleep at night knowing WE are doing all WE can to try to find her body and bring whoever did what they did to her to justice

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  109. Contrary to poster 105; I observe chilling similarities between the Maddie and Hollie cases. For those that have followed the Maddie case from 3 May 2007 we have seen a "despicable gang" in action with obvious parallels between the cases being the media clampdown, the interference of senior politicians, the delaying tactics of the Home Office, the indifference of the politicians, the bullying, the threats, the venom, the use of top lawyers etc etc etc and of course evidence of paedophilia : Dr's Payne and McCann. Not forgeting the parading of the perpetrators as hero's and giving them both protection and a forum to speak at the CEOP!!!!

    Calling Robert Green!!! Calling Robert Green!!!! You may not have had a chance to study the case of Madeleine McCann but you should give her a few moments of you time : it might help you to really get to the bottom of things!

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  110. When the McCanns say money has been donated to the Find Madeleine Fund, it is the same as saying it has been put into their own bank account because they can do what the hell they like with it, which includes paying their mortgage.

    How many people are aware of this? If they were, would they still send money to this well heeled couple who have not yet been seen to spend one penny of their own money?

    The McCanns are running this Fund on the basis that Madeleine was abducted, when there is no evidence. Total spin.

    I hope they end up having to pay back everything, and then some.

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  111. Thanks for posting the link to the video Ironside.
    Even after all that's known about child abuse and how it's routinely covered up - I still found it shocking to listen to. :(
    Who IS Robert Green and how can we contact him?

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  112. Are the McCanns willing to tell how much John McCann is paid from the Fund?

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  113. Totally agree 110....there are many glaring similarities between the 2 cases

    And There is a link:

    The mother of Hollie contacted the police when MM disappeared.... this information was not passed on

    http://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/press/31NOV9/PRESS_JOURNAL_18_11_09.htm

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  114. Ironside. Post 69 Truly shocking video, but I have a nagging question. Why would such high profile people reveal their true identities to the person they were abusing, or have I missed something?

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  115. I remember to have read that the British police sent a list of British paedophiles living in Algarve to the Portuguese police.Or spending holidays in Algarve.
    It was not a complete list, was it?
    Missing 9 names?
    Or 2?
    Let us say, one?

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  116. #113, I'm not Ironside, but what I can tell you is that in the portuguese Casa Pia case, the abused children new/recognized very well some of the alledged abusers, who were public figures, politicians, artists, tv personalities, etc., but the children were forced into silence by threats or bought with lavish presents and trips ( remember that the Casa Pia children are underpriviledge children, easily dazzled by a brand new pair of famous brand snickers or jeans). In the scottish case, some of the alledged abusers were also known to the victims, either by close personal contact ( social workers, nurses) or maybe because they were familiar faces who came on the telly or in the papers frequently. I suppose the abusers relied on the fact that the children had disabilities and would not be able to tell or people would not believe them, reinforced with the usual threats and the emotional blackmail and domination, threats to hurt their parents, pets, etc.

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  117. Re. post no. 108:

    Carter-Ruck is saying that people aren't even allowed to 'imply that their clients have lied', as it is defamatory. It's not even a question that they've lied, though - the evidence is available by referring to their glorious media adventures. Defamation must now be anything that makes you want to stick your fingers in your ears and say, 'lalala, I can't hear you' (much in the same way that "jemmy" now means 'to have no contact with whatsoever', or fifty yards and forty yards are now of equal length). I remember when all this was fields...

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  118. Hi, #116! Can I have a go at guessing?...that one name, it starts with the letter P...?...

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  119. It seems robert green's video is not working.

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  120. if lying is defamatory, carter ruck's clients should not do it.

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  121. The portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã says the McCanns will be back in Portugal tomorrow. Will they bring the british media along this time?...Will there be a journalist from Sky News reporting live from the court room (Twitter)?

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  122. Here's hoping the information contained in the Gaspar statements is going to be brought out in the court, and the UK media runs with it.

    Hopefully while Gerry McCann is sitting there to listen to it. No doubt he would claim it to be 'ludicrous', even though it is his own doctor friends who have said it.

    Will that lead to other people coming forward with more information, and then a reopening of the case? A great possibility, no doubt.

    That would also be an opportunity to show that the UK police were not cooperating with Portugal as they should have been, and for future witnesses to be more alert and contact the Portuguese investigators directly with the information.

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  123. Hello all

    What puzzles me are articles about Father Pacheco.

    Is it true that the McCanns ruined his life.

    From what I have read his friends state that he could no longer bear to discuss the case, also he was decieved by the McCanns.

    Very strange

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  124. 2 witnesses Wednesday and everybody goes home?
    it will be a boring day for us all and certainly for judge Maria Dolores.
    and how long do we have to wait for a sentence?

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  125. Re: the sad story of Hollie Greig.

    Not sure if this link has already been posted but there are some good comments.

    http://www.ukcolumn.org/2010/02/02/child-rapists-protected-by-the-state/

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  126. 123, the British media know already about the Gaspars.

    And if editor Guerra & Paz will be heard tomorrow, it has nothing to do with Payne.

    Some day Amaral will present Payne as a great dessert, after a dinner, if he still haven't gotten a greater one.

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  127. I guess that the Mcs will revert to type in Portugal this week, no unplanned questions, a planted compliant journalist, a spokesperson, and no live coverage by Sky News, and oh poor poor Kate, just there for the search you know, you know. Just my opinion.

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  128. Anon 127

    Yes, sure some of them know about the statements.

    Yet they will still look for a reason and excuse to run with the information. What better than if the statements are mentioned in the court case involving the McCanns.

    What's betting they have lots of information they would love to get out into the public arena about this case if they get the chance.

    They know their audience will do the rest and will want to know more. After all, they are in the business of selling news.

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  129. Centuries ago Pagans would slay children as a sacrifice to the gods in order to attain personal benefit, to this day a Pagan ritual is still held in parts of Scotland to remember this (obviously not involving children)event. The said ritual is called Beltane day, now depending where you are, geogrphiclly speaking, this could fall between the 1st and 4th of May.

    Now given that the last photograph of Maddie was taken at 2.29 pm on 3/5/2007 tell us something as at this time the sun was at its highest point that day.

    The last paragraph has certain ramafications that I wont go into, i will leave you all to draw your own concusions and study.

    Now lets look at that last photograph of Maddie (if you dont have it find it and have a close look)Why wasnt the familly man and Maddie's sibling watching with such glee at the fun Sean was having when this photo was taken? Is it a fake you may ask? Look carefully at the shadows.

    To finish off ; Maddie had a coloboma, (her right eye)certain serious medical conditions are associated with this, there is a national park in Portugal which happens to grow the necesarry flora to eleviate these conditions (according to ancient tradition)also this natioal park has places regarded as religious shrines to the catholic community, it also has many peat bogs,where Pagans would bury thier murdered children in order to prserve their bodies.

    TNB

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  130. About the "last" photo:

    where was Amelie?
    I think that old Maddie's photo was replacing Amelie's.
    And Maddie is not as sun burned like she was on the photo with tennis balls.
    With the tennis balls she is much older.

    do the mccanns think we are stupid?

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  131. 130 -The camera examined by the Hampshire Police had its date fixed in 2002, so how did this photo have a date and time on it?

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  132. The so called 'last photo' is methinks all part of the fairy story, just like the last thing that Madeleine is supposed to have said to Kate, that it was the best day of her young life, before falling asleep and vanishing.

    Having then been taken off by the big bad abductor of course.

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  133. Anon 98
    "It makes one seriously wonder why only men with previous convictions of child sexual abuse, such as Raymond Hewlett, have been the only ones to have being investigated in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann doesn't it?"
    It is all about stereotypes. The ones the public believe in. Burglars with masks and stripey T shirts, foreigners always 'swarthy', doctors always honest and truthful, priests always above reproach, the unemployed always lazy. It is all part of the pattern of kepingthe public believing what you say, which is why the 'being treated like a princess and giving her captor her tuppenceworth" had to be hastily dropped - probably on advice from the media professionals brough in to manage the event.

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  134. Anon 129 - I had wondered about Beltane and it made me look up the positions of the Sun/Moon at that time - Hey presto, there was a full moon on 2nd May 2007.

    And there is occult significance to 1000 points of light. I already had my concerns before `the 1000 day celebration` last month, but when I heard they were releasing 1000 lights I shuddered. Check Mother of Darkness Castle in Belgium. There are many more connections with governments, paedophilia and things even more sinister. Plenty of websites explain what goes on and its almost beyond belief.

    No coincidence either that her disappearance occurred at the Beach of Light, Praia da Luz.

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  135. Anon 134

    Interesting that it was a full moon around that time.

    Isn't that when some people are said to go a bit mad.

    Thinking now about that 'moment/act of madness/accident' utterence that Gerry McCann referred to, as though he was trying to offer some kind of excuse for the perpetrator responsible for whatever happened to Madeleine.

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  136. Jesus Christ ! This is revolting .
    Antonieta Janeiro

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  137. Could i ask that this Blogg keeps a look out for the trial result on the 26 Feb 2012 as to the outcome of the extradition of Kevin halligen to the USA to stand trail for his alleged deception of these items plus others that have not even been lodged.
    thank you.

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  138. Kevin Halligen former CEO of Inkerman Group, Ashford, Kent.
    Also involved in the Trafigura affair, as was Carter Ruck and Bell Pottinger.

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