Freeport records and Maddie on the agenda of Portuguese and British authorities
According to a source close to the Foreign Office and to the Cabinet of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the British authorities have recently discussed the follow-up of the "affairs" Madeleine McCann and Freeport of Alcochete during the course of the same meeting. The information has been confirmed by a source of the Judiciary Police in Portugal , who has also put forward the accusation of "an exchange of good intentions [doing favours for each other]" was considered during this contact between the two countries.
While the "Maddie" case, as it is best known, concerns the disappearance of a three year-old girl and the protection given by the British authorities to her parents, namely by the direct interference of diplomacy and Gordon Brown's government, the Freeport's case concerns, according to the latest information, money transfers from accounts in the United Kingdom to Portuguese political personalities and raises questions surrounding the construction of the commercial hypermarket of Alcochete.
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Source: SOS Maddie by Duarte Levy
Paulo Rebelo & the Freeport Connection
He was also in charge of a recent investigation about a leak of information from the “Freeport case”, when documents from a corruption investigation were sent to the Press and published the day before the last Parliament elections in Portugal. Those documents allegedly showed a connection between the case and the leader of Socialist Party, José Sócrates, now Prime-Minister. A PJ inspector was accused and later sentenced to eight months in prison (suspended sentence) for making copies of confidential documents and giving it to journalists.
Freeport plc engages in the development and operation of outlet shopping and leisure centers in Europe. Its shopping centers provide a range of retail brands, restaurants, bars, and leisure activities for various ages. The company also organizes various events and entertainment activities at its shopping centers. As of June 24, 2006, it operated 388 retail and leisure units, including 63 in Freeport Kungsbacka, located in Sweden; 85 in Freeport Excalibur, in the Czech Republic; and 240 Freeport Alcochete, in Portugal. Freeport, formerly known as Freeport Leisure plc, was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Reymond, Monaco.
Freeport Alcochete Official Site