McCann affair: PJ Inspector caught in internet trap
by Tânia Laranjo/Eduardo Dâmaso
One of the PJ inspectors who investigated the Maddie case was the victim of a trap on the Internet. The inspector Ricardo Paiva [the McCanns' liaison officer during the investigation] spoke on Facebook with a woman who introduced herself as an American model, but the talks eventually ended up in the possession of the English media. The inspector was blackmailed, so these conversations were not made public, and now is facing a disciplinary process concerning the breach of civil servant duty. The fake profile on Facebook may have been created by someone connected to the McCanns' cause.
The PJ's directorate already opened an inquest to the inspector: “An English newspaper is in possession of photos and cell phone messages from a PJ inspector and a North America woman”. In that material, the inspector in question identifies himself in that capacity [as an element of the PJ of Portimão] and says that he worked on the Madeleine McCann case. These two facts led to the opening of a disciplinary proceeding as soon as they were communicated to the PJ, confirmed a source from the PJ National Directorate.
As CM was able to find out, those conversations took place soon after the inspector made a comment in a McCann support group in the internet [Facebook]. After this, the inspector believes his computer was the target of an hacking attempt and even admits that some hacker has accessed illegitimately to his personal data.
Another hypothesis is that the profile is false and does not even belong to a woman. The photos that were sent may have been taken from the internet. In those conversations, the inspector has allegedly sent photographs of himself - one of them taken inside the premises of Portimão police.
Complaint made in the PJ
The inspector spoke for a few weeks with an American young woman (see photo). He does not know if the woman seen in the picture that was sent to him was indeed her and has presented a complaint for fraud at the Judiciary Police. He admits that his email-box was also hacked.
The PJ will not reopen the investigation of the case
The Judiciary Police from Oporto will not reopen the investigation of the Maddie case, since there are no new data pointing to the clarification of her whereabouts.
A source from the PJ National Directorate has confirmed to Correio da Manhã that over the past year a PJ team has been verifying all the elements of the process, with the objective of making an assessment in order to try to find other investigation viewpoints, but up to now nothing new was detected.
The PJ team, working in conjunction with the English authorities, is directed by Helena Monteiro, who coordinated the elucidation of the Carina case - the college student from Lamego, whose body was found several days after her disappearance.
Gonçalo Wins Case and can sell his book
Last year, in October, the Appeal Court of Lisbon ruled in favour of Gonçalo Amaral, and his book “The Truth of the Lie” can finally return to the book-stores. “The content of the book does not offend any right of the plaintiffs[McCann couple]” and “the exercise of its writing and publication is contained in the constitutional rights guaranteed to all by the European Convention on Human Rights and by the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic”, affirms the ruling.
English journalists were always very aggressive towards the Portuguese police officers. The fact that Gonçalo Amaral drunk alcohol [beers] at lunch time made the news in England.
Gonçalo Amaral was removed from the investigation in the sequence of a polemical statement. “The English police has been working solely on what the McCann couple wants and suits them.”
The fact that the child's parents were constituted as arguidos [formal suspect under the Portuguese Penal Code] - for suspicions of Homicide due to negligence - set alight the animosity. The McCanns whinged about the PJ.
Dogs find Traces
The English dogs that were brought by the authorities to search for traces of the child detected a trail of death. They also found blood vestiges in the car rented by the McCann couple.
in Correio da Manhã, paper edition, March 10, 2012 | Partial online version
Apparently the mystery of the “English newspaper” that is “in possession of photos and cell phone messages from a PJ inspector and a North America woman” has just revealed itself. It's Rupert Murdoch's The Sun! Coincidentally the same red-top that published an exclusive serialization of Kate McCann's book.
In a completely debased and filthy style, the Sun on Sunday(SOS) hack named Alex West deliberately attempts to destroy Ricardo Paiva's reputation. Now let's consider a few things and join the dots. If the woman is British as the churnalist affirms (reflecting that he knows her true identity), knowing in hindsight that News of the World (another Murdoch's Brit tabloid) was recently extinguished due to a phone-hacking, police bribery, and computer-hacking major scandal that has adversely affected News International media outlets around the world - could it be possible for Murdoch's The Sun to be behind this entrapment?