viernes, 8 de mayo de 2009

Caso Madeleine McCann - El despedido del caso Maddie: Hablaré por 75 mil libras

Daily Star

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By Jerry Lawton

The police chief sacked from the Madeleine McCann probe after dec-laring her parents suspects is selling interviews at £75,000 a time.

Goncalo Amaral, 48, has already cashed in on Maddie’s disappearance by writing a best-selling book.

He also acted as adviser to a controversial TV documentary based on his belief that Madeleine died in her parents’ holiday apartment.

Now Amaral is trying to rake in more money by selling interviews to TV firms across Europe.

According to his representative Luis Varela Marreiros, the disgraced detective is willing to spout his views about the mystery “for €80,000 plus VAT’’ – which works out at £75,000.

In an email Mr Marreiros said: “Since he left Policia Judiciaria his main concern is to reveal the facts that occurred during the investigation.

“If you prefer to interview Mr Goncalo Amaral at this moment he will be available but will charge a fee of €80,000 + VAT.’’

Last night Madeleine’s doctor parents Kate, 41, and Gerry, 40, slammed his money-making antics.

Their spokesman Clarence Mitchell raged: “It is scandalous that anyone should seek to make money out of Madeleine’s abduction.

“Further than that Kate and Gerry will not dignify anything that Mr Amaral says with any comment.’’

They had to conduct their own search for their daughter – helped by public don-ations – after Amaral heaped suspicion on them four months after Madeleine vanished on May 3, 2007.

Kate quit her job as a GP to spend six months going through 17 volumes of police files.

Last night’s Channel 4 documentary, Madeleine Was Here, highlighted pot-entially vital leads that Portuguese police ignored.

These include five repor-ted sightings of a sinister scar-faced stranger casing out the McCanns’ apartment – by four witnesses.

The McCanns’ investig-ators believe her kidnapping was a planned two-man operation.

They think she may still be alive and not even real-ise she has been abducted.

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