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Post by jeanmonroe on 28.07.14 13:00

In her Affidavit, Ms Martorell had said that 'Madeleine was abducted'. After Mr Bennett had questioned her further she admitted that she had been told this by her clients but didn't know whether or not THAT was TRUE.
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Will the McCanns extremely highly paid lawyers, CR, EVER AGAIN state, in public, the McCanns UNPROVEN 'claim' that 'Madeleine WAS abducted'?

Even the McCann's, highly paid Portuguese lawyer, I Duarte, will ONLY ever refer to the 'abduction of Madeleine' as 'the McCann couple's THESIS.'

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Post by NickE on 28.07.14 13:29

Controversy in Maddie case; Correio da manhã 2014-07-28


Gonçalo Amaral to sue the McCanns
 
Former Judiciary Police coordinator revealed that the time to respond in court is approaching.    
All that remains for me is to proceed with a case against the McCanns and others, in order to be compensated for the enormous damage they have caused me, at all levels: moral, professional and financially. 
The time to react to trial all those who have questioned my privacy, privacy, freedom of expression and survival conditions are approaching. 
" It was in this way that Gonçalo Amaral announced in English and through Facebook, which will render Kate and Gerry McCann, parents of Madeleine, the missing girl from Praia da Luz in May 2007.
Excluding announce dates, the former coordinator of the Police Judicial prepares to respond well to the € 1.2 million that still runs in the Civil Court of Lisbon.  
The British couple demands to be compensated for the damage caused by the book 'True Lies', where Amaral defends the thesis that Kate and Gerry concealed the body of Maddie or simulated an abduction.

Ler mais em: http://www.cmjornal.xl.pt/detalhe/noticias/nacional/portugal/goncalo-amaral-vai-processar-casal-mccann

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Post by tasprin on 28.07.14 13:53

Allvoices
Chelsea Hoffman
27 July 2014
McCann parents are being sued
Great news: The parents of Madeleine McCann are finally having the tables turned on them after setting out to destroy the man who brought all the evidence against them to light. Goncalo Amaral is now countersuing Kate and Gerry McCann for causing him 'enormous damage.' The former police chief also said on Facebook that the couple had tried to assassinate me civilly."
Amaral is absolutely in the right to sue the McCanns. Ever since he published the evidence against them they've been on a warpath -- seeking well over a million dollars in damages. It's strange since this is the most interest they've shown in going to Portugal since Maddie mysteriously vanished seven years ago.
Here's to hoping Goncalo is successful in his suit against Kate and Gerry McCann and their suit crumbles. It's one thing to hide from the evidence, but to actually sue a police chief for libel when he simply published the evidence against them is just appalling.
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/17546607-mccann-parents-are-being-sued

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Post by Snifferdog on 28.07.14 18:38

 Mrs This is wonderful news! Mr 

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Post by Guest on 28.07.14 18:56

@Snifferdog wrote:
 Mrs This is wonderful news! Mr 


It surely is.    Go Goncarlo !!         clapping

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Post by Brian Griffin on 28.07.14 19:02

@canada12 wrote:I imagine the McCanns will try and settle this one out of court too. And I doubt they'll be successful, somehow.
Yes, but where would the money come from? It could only come from the much-debated Fund, so well-wishers and people who genuinely want to find Madeleine would be paying for a 'pay-off'. I doubt they'd like that (if they ever bothered to listen or read anything for themselves!). Or maybe the MCs would have to sell their £500,000 home. Could you imagine the sympathy headlines? 'Evil Portuguese Cop Forces Grieving Couple To Sell Home' (inferring forcing them to live rough on the streets...as if!).

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Post by Guest on 28.07.14 19:06

@Brian Griffin wrote:
@canada12 wrote:I imagine the McCanns will try and settle this one out of court too. And I doubt they'll be successful, somehow.
Yes, but where would the money come from? It could only come from the much-debated Fund, so well-wishers and people who genuinely want to find Madeleine would be paying for a 'pay-off'. I doubt they'd like that (if they ever bothered to listen or read anything for themselves!). Or maybe the MCs would have to sell their £500,000 home. Could you imagine the sympathy headlines? 'Evil Portuguese Cop Forces Grieving Couple To Sell Home' (inferring forcing them to live rough on the streets...as if!).
That's very much what they inflicted on Gonçalo Amaral.

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Post by Brian Griffin on 28.07.14 19:07

@suzyjohnson wrote:......... but the big irony is that now, thanks to the McCanns themselves, Amaral's book is getting a lot of publicity in the Uk
I know! It's like when they got the Mail (?) forum closed and then other forums like this started springing up like daisies.

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Post by Brian Griffin on 28.07.14 19:13

parapono wrote:
@Brian Griffin wrote:
@canada12 wrote:I imagine the McCanns will try and settle this one out of court too. And I doubt they'll be successful, somehow.
Yes, but where would the money come from? It could only come from the much-debated Fund, so well-wishers and people who genuinely want to find Madeleine would be paying for a 'pay-off'. I doubt they'd like that (if they ever bothered to listen or read anything for themselves!). Or maybe the MCs would have to sell their £500,000 home. Could you imagine the sympathy headlines? 'Evil Portuguese Cop Forces Grieving Couple To Sell Home' (inferring forcing them to live rough on the streets...as if!).
That's very much what they inflicted on Gonçalo Amaral.
Indeed! I'm not defending them, just wondering what sort of intrigue this next chapter will bring. I think I saw somewhere that GA has another book ready to go, but won't publish until the current trial has reached its conclusion. What a waste of a lot of people's time, effort and money, just to try to get rid of a book that's available on the Net anyway!

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Post by Snifferdog on 28.07.14 19:20

@Brian Griffin wrote:
@canada12 wrote:I imagine the McCanns will try and settle this one out of court too. And I doubt they'll be successful, somehow.
Yes, but where would the money come from? It could only come from the much-debated Fund, so well-wishers and people who genuinely want to find Madeleine would be paying for a 'pay-off'. I doubt they'd like that (if they ever bothered to listen or read anything for themselves!). Or maybe the MCs would have to sell their £500,000 home. Could you imagine the sympathy headlines? 'Evil Portuguese Cop Forces Grieving Couple To Sell Home' (inferring forcing them to live rough on the streets...as if!).

Ah well, tough titties for the McCanns. Perhaps people will take note as to the real status quo when Dr Amaral takes the pair to court... always supposing the reporting is accurate of course. As Parapono wrote, its pretty much what happened to Dr Amaral. Perhaps the wheel will really turn. I cannot think of a more worthy recipient of the McCanns private fund, than Gonçalo Amaral, as well as Tony Bennet, who deserves to be reimbursed for his losses.

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Post by Guest on 28.07.14 19:24

@Brian Griffin wrote:
parapono wrote:
@Brian Griffin wrote:
@canada12 wrote:I imagine the McCanns will try and settle this one out of court too. And I doubt they'll be successful, somehow.
Yes, but where would the money come from? It could only come from the much-debated Fund, so well-wishers and people who genuinely want to find Madeleine would be paying for a 'pay-off'. I doubt they'd like that (if they ever bothered to listen or read anything for themselves!). Or maybe the MCs would have to sell their £500,000 home. Could you imagine the sympathy headlines? 'Evil Portuguese Cop Forces Grieving Couple To Sell Home' (inferring forcing them to live rough on the streets...as if!).
That's very much what they inflicted on Gonçalo Amaral.
Indeed! I'm not defending them, just wondering what sort of intrigue this next chapter will bring. I think I saw somewhere that GA has another book ready to go, but won't publish until the current trial has reached its conclusion. What a waste of a lot of people's time, effort and money, just to try to get rid of a book that's available on the Net anyway!
Afaik Gonçalo Amaral stated he was not going to publish that book. 
Full stop.
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Post by Snifferdog on 28.07.14 19:37

Brian Griffin wrote: Indeed! I'm not defending them, just wondering what sort of intrigue this next chapter will bring. I think I saw somewhere that GA has another book ready to go, but won't publish until the current trial has reached its conclusion. What a waste of a lot of people's time, effort and money, just to try to get rid of a book that's available on the Net anyway

Snifferdog: If the McCanns had succeeded in banning the book, no doubt they would have made a concerted effort to get "The Truth of the Lie" taken off the net.
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Post by jay2001 on 28.07.14 21:07

Shubob ~ I understand what you say, but I think their high profile pals would've understood if they'd faded into the background to bring up the twins out of the limelight.  I also think Dr Amaral would've struggled for a publisher and without all the publicity generated by the trial no~one would 've been much interested.  Now it's a completely different matter because lots more people know about the book, but before the Mcs sued not many people (except us on the forums) knew who Dr A was.

The greed of the Mcs for money is what drives them and that's why they want that £1 million.  They don't seem to care that the twins will suffer so much more now because of their selfish ways.

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Post by Brian Griffin on 28.07.14 21:29

I can't quite understand the theory that t is just money driving the McCanns because with their both being doctors as it is, they must have been on good salaries, especially Gerry in his position as a specialist. They must have been able to clear 100,000 per year between them, so why the obsession with money? I don't buy it.

I do wonder why they were too tight to pay for a babysitter though. And why weren't they at some post resort in the Maldives instead of some grotty self-catering in Portugal? So then again, money might have be an issue in all this but I don't think it's as straight-cut as just wanting a cool million.

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Post by Guest on 28.07.14 21:45

Yes, not just Mr&Mrs on a cheapie but all those other well-paid professionals, including two bankers, PE and goodness knows who else that we may not be aware of.

Re: babysitters.  They didn't require babysitters as the children weren't left alone.

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Post by aquila on 28.07.14 21:53

@Brian Griffin wrote:I can't quite understand the theory that t is just money driving the McCanns because with their both being doctors as it is, they must have been on good salaries, especially Gerry in his position as a specialist. They must have been able to clear 100,000 per year between them, so why the obsession with money? I don't buy it.

I do wonder why they were too tight to pay for a babysitter though. And why weren't they at some post resort in the Maldives instead of some grotty self-catering in Portugal? So then again, money might have be an issue in all this but I don't think it's as straight-cut as just wanting a cool million.
If money weren't an issue how come the McCanns used the Limited Company to make two mortgage payments?

I stand to be corrected if I'm wrong but I've never seen any statement from the McCanns to say they paid that money back into Fund.

Editing to add: circa £4,000 of donations was used to pay the McCanns' mortgage. How lovely all those donations from pensioners and schoolchildren helped two fairly well off doctors pay their mortgage!



This is taken from the findmadeleine.com website

Fund Raising
We thank you for your interest in fund raising to support Madeleine's fund. Many donations have resulted from a variety of fund raising events. These have included Car Boot sales, jumble sales, school cake sales, race nights, sponsored runs & cycle events, ‘dress down' days, auctions & ‘cheese & wine' nights.
These events have further highlighted Madeleine's plight as well as bringing many people together to have fun whilst working towards one common goal.
We would be grateful if you are considering fund raising that you do not refer to Madeleine's fund as a registered charity as it is not. If you are embarking on a type fund raising which may carry an element of risk you may wish to consider your position regarding insurance cover. If you require further information please refer to:
http://www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk/Codes_and_regulation/Codes

http://findmadeleine.com/support/ways-you-can-help.html

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Post by Brian Griffin on 29.07.14 0:02

Has there been a reaction to this from the McCann camp yet?

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Post by Christina on 29.07.14 0:35

The original posting from Dr Amaral on his FB page/copied onto the mccannfiles said he was 'pondering' it. He didn't say he was definitely going to do it, but the time was coming to make some decisions, from my reading. The 'he's suing them' has come from subsequent 'readings'.

I hope he does, personally, but we can only wait and see if he has that intent. Unless I'm missing something.

ETA: By subsequent 'readings' I mean newspaper reports, etc for clarity. Cheers.

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Post by jeanmonroe on 29.07.14 1:36

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/madeleine-mccann-couple-claimed-fake-3927161


Madeleine McCann: Couple 'claimed their fake bomb detector had tracked missing child to M48'

Jul 28, 2014 18:02
By Angela Wormald

The Old Bailey heard Samuel Tree used a machine to look for the girl, who went missing in 2007 - but the device was, in reality, 'an empty plastic box'

Trial: Samuel and Joan Tree leaving the Old Bailey

A couple claimed their 'bomb and drug ­detectors' had tracked Madeleine McCann to the M48, a court heard.

Samuel Tree, 67, said he used one of the machines to look for the girl, who went missing in 2007 aged three.

In reality the devices were empty plastic boxes made for £5.10 and sold for thousands of pounds each, it was alleged by prosecutors.

One contained a cut-up photo of Madeleine .

Prosecutor Sarah Whitehouse asked Tree’s wife Joan 62: “You’ve got a device apparently showing the location is on the M48.

"Why didn’t you get in touch with the press or police?”

Mrs Tree told the court: “It wasn’t to gain publicity or anything else.

"I believe that Sam contacted someone and told them about that."

Miss Whitehouse continued: "Or was it actually you decided this claim about missing children was taking things too far and people might start to ask questions about it?"

Mrs Tree replied: "No."

The Trees, of Dunstable, Beds, both deny making an article for use in fraud.

The Old Bailey trial continues.
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The M48 'mentioned' in article.

M48 motorway

Motorway in United Kingdom

The M48 is a 12-mile long motorway in Great Britain, which connects Gloucestershire, England, and Monmouthshire, Wales, via the original Severn Bridge.

Constructed: 1966
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Miss Whitehouse continued: "Or was it actually you decided this claim about missing children was taking things too far and people might start to ask questions about it?"

A question for the McCanns, surely?  winkwink 

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Post by tasprin on 29.07.14 19:17

How did they ever get away with claiming Goncalo Amaral's book harmed the search for Madeleine?

03 November 2009
UK’s ‘A minute for Madeleine’ message supported by INTERPOL
The UK’s national law enforcement centre for protecting children – the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) centre – today issued an online message aimed at anyone close to the person who was involved in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, in an appeal supported by INTERPOL.

In order to increase the possibility of reaching that person, CEOP has released a short 60-second film and is asking the public to help spread the message via the Internet. The film also includes new age-progressed images that show Madeleine as she may look today.
Madeleine was three years old when she disappeared from a holiday resort in the Western Algarve in Portugal on 3 May, 2007.

“The person we are looking to reach is likely to be a partner, family member, friend or colleague of the person or people who were involved in Madeleine’s disappearance.  It is also highly probable that they, or someone close to them, are using the Internet to search for any updates that may suggest the police are getting closer to discovering the truth,” said Jim Gamble, head of the UK’s CEOP centre. “Today we want to deliver a message to that person and we’re asking everyone who goes online to help us.  We want the message to become so widespread that it becomes just one click from any Madeleine search as a constant reminder to that person that it is never too late to do the right thing – that it is never too late for that person to redeem themselves.
“If you run any type of online environment, big or small, please look at the film today, link to it, share it with your friends and post it in the online communities you occupy.  Do everything you can to spread it around the online world,” added Mr Gamble.

"INTERPOL strongly encourages anyone with information that might help us to locate Madeleine to contact police in their community or the Portuguese authorities," said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble.

INTERPOL, Europol and national police agencies from Australia, the US, Canada, the UAE and Europe are supporting the initiative.  Specialist charities and NGO’s such as the US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Missing Children Europe and the UK Charity Parents and Abducted Children Together (PACT) have all thrown their weight and expertise behind the initiative.
The message is available in seven languages – Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. 
http://www.interpol.int/en/layout/set/print/News-and-media/News/2009/N20091103

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Post by By Numbers on 01.08.14 10:41

@Brian Griffin wrote:I can't quite understand the theory that t is just money driving the McCanns because with their both being doctors as it is, they must have been on good salaries, especially Gerry in his position as a specialist. They must have been able to clear 100,000 per year between them, so why the obsession with money? I don't buy it.

I do wonder why they were too tight to pay for a babysitter though. And why weren't they at some post resort in the Maldives instead of some grotty self-catering in Portugal? So then again, money might have be an issue in all this but I don't think it's as straight-cut as just wanting a cool million.

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/MADDY'S+PRAYER%3B+6+MONTHS+ON,+TOUCHING+SNAP+AND+VIGIL.-a0170642687


The tributes came as Madeleine's Scots aunt revealed the family are struggling to cope financially after spending four months in Portugal and paying the mortgage on their pounds 460,000 home. 

Gerry this week returned part-time to his pounds 75,000-a-year job as a heart consultant. But Kate is unlikely to return to her pounds 45,000-a-year GP's job. 

Philomena McCann, a teacher in Ullapool, Wester Ross, said: "Gerry is trying to get back to a semblance of normal life. They're skint so he has to get back to work.



Also, I think the £45,000 is either a mistake or a lie or a figure taken from a time in the past when she worked full time.






And when Kate said this:


"We are just managing to keep our heads above water"


in 2010, I think it's a Freudian slip consistent with their feelings about finances, rather than what she was supposed to be talking about.



And money seems to be in Gerry's subconscious:


"It seems like a disaster that we've got this huge donated fund and now we're not allowed to use it for legal costs because we're under suspicion," said Gerry.


or


"The analogy that I like to use is a bit like when we were students and you'd got to your overdraft limit and you'd gone beyond it and there was just nothing left in the tank"





I guess we might know something about the state of their finances, though, if Frances Kennah hadn't considered the request from the PJ for six months of credit card transactions "disproportionate", but then there are quite so many, many strange things about the credit cards, it's hard to keep track.

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Post by canada12 on 01.08.14 12:12

Personally I think Kate and Gerry. prior to PDL, invested a lot in "keeping up appearances". They may have had jobs as doctors, however they lived in an expensive house (and had moved several times). They took a lot of holidays - which can be expensive, when you factor in airfare for two adults plus child fare for Madeleine. The twins may or may not have travelled free, if they didn't take up seats on the plane and were under the age of 2 (I believe those are the rules regarding infant airfares but i could be wrong). Plus who knows what their personal habits included? Things which could use up a lot of income... a substance dependency... private healthcare costs... memberships in clubs... I wonder if perhaps they were living above their means and had a permanent money problem. Might Madeleine have been earning a bit of money for them "on the side"? This is why I wonder if the trip to PDL was a "business" trip as well as a family holiday. And then something went drastically wrong, either related to the business, or an accident completely unrelated.

But I do think that Kate and Gerry's relaxation and observed "happiness" in the weeks following Madeleine's disappearance may have had much to do with their release from financial stress. IMO they managed to turn a "disaster" into a goldmine. And Madeleine continued to be a nice little earner for them, even in death.

All personal opinion only.

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An article I had missed.

Post by PeterMac on 22.08.14 21:10

http://www.algarve123.com/en/Articles/2-1403/“Justice_works_in_Silence”

Dated 7 Dec 2011, but still relevant.
The dignity and Professional restraint of the man comes across so well, compared with the hysterical vindictiveness of the other parties.
Gonçalo Amaral
“Justice works in Silence”
His life has been ripped apart since he led the police investigation into the Millennium’s greatest mystery, and came into legal confrontation with Kate and Gerry McCann. Gonçalo Amaral has lost his family, his business, his assets and the income from his controversial book that states all the reasons why he believes three-year-old Madeleine McCann died in apartment 5A in Praia da Luz back in May of 2007. Now, four-and-a-half years down the line, he faces another hurdle: a trial for defamation of the McCanns – due to start in Lisbon in February – in which the couple are claiming 1.2 million euros in damages. Does he think he can win? “Of course”, he says. This is the man whose maxim is “justice works in silence”. He still believes the case of the world’s most famous missing person will be solved. And he told Algarve123 what he thinks is needed to get there…

Natasha Donn, Edition 707 ( 7 Dec 2011)

You wouldn’t miss him in a crowd. Gonçalo Amaral, 52, is strikingly tall with a penchant for hats. He was wearing a long black coat, a black fedora and a bright red scarf when we met him on the terrace of Casa Inglesa in Portimão. He looked much more like an intellectual than a former police officer, but these days his life is spent largely writing - an activity he’s come to love as much as the police work that used to fill his days.
Our first question: “How’s life?” elicited the reply “Bad!” so any further niceties went by the board.
What Amaral has always maintained is that the McCanns’ zeal for litigation “will not bring their daughter back”. He claims various legal suits against him, and a number of other Portuguese public figures who have verbalised “anti-McCann-story” sentiments, are totally out of keeping with the Catholic faith so fervently embraced by Madeleine’s mother Kate.
“Is it Catholic to hold sentiments of vengeance? To seek to destroy a family as mine has been destroyed?” he asks.
“This litigation will carry a heavy price – but I have faith that the mystery will be resolved. “Even if I “disappear” in the process - as Kate McCann has written that she wishes I would in her book - I have a daughter and lots of friends who will make sure justice is done”.
It may sound theatrical - but Amaral is not about theatre. He is about truth – hard facts, solid investigative work.
“The case has to be re-opened, and I have faith that it will be,” he said. “It will either be when this current “procurador” leaves, or when the current chief of police leaves. It’s not something I am pushing for - even if I could - it’s just something I feel certain will happen. And when it does, the first, most essential thing to be done will be a reconstruction of that very first night – the night Madeleine disappeared. Because that’s what happened: she literally disappeared! The reconstruction will have to involve all the parties: the McCanns and their friends. You see, there are so many inconsistencies in these people’s statements that a reconstruction will very quickly highlight where they have not told the truth”.
An example of the power of reconstructions came only weeks ago in Spain where a father claimed his two children were abducted from a park. A police reconstruction quickly proved that the father had never taken his children to the park: witnesses who had seen him arrive in his car but hadn’t noticed the children in the back seat, were surprised to discover that in the reconstruction the child-sized dummies in the back were clearly visible. The children’s father is now in jail – although the children are still missing.
Amaral explained that when Madeleine disappeared police didn’t organise a reconstruction in Praia da Luz “because there were so many journalists on the ground” – and once the heat had died down, “the McCanns refused. They said any reconstruction should be made by actors – but the whole reason for reconstructions is to use the people involved, and see where their stories don’t add up!”
Going back to that first night is logical: the initial 48-hours after any disappearance are crucial. They can literally mean the difference between life and death – but in Madeleine’s case, Amaral is convinced of the latter. The theory that has led to his prosecution by the McCanns for defamation is clearly set out in his book “A Verdade de Mentira” (The Truth of the Lie) – banned from sale in 2009, and then “released” by the Appeals Court a year later. We say “released” because the books were actually never returned to publishers Guerra & Paz, and thus they and Amaral have had nothing to sell…
“It’s another part of the whole plot to assassinate my civil position,” Amaral says matter-of-factly. “I’ve been left with no chances; no way of paying my debts; liens on my property. I’ve had to move away from my family in order to protect them. My marriage, well, it’s not so good. Not good at all, really. My life seems to be all about divorce…”
So how does he find the strength to move forwards?
“Well, I put the McCanns in a metaphorical box and I am not really thinking too much about the trial in February. I think I will win, and then they will appeal – but I have to have a path. I want to open another consultancy. I had one when I left the police force, but that was destroyed when the McCanns went after me over “A Verdade de Mentira”.
So that’s one thing - and the other is writing. I have recently brought out a new book: “Vidas sem Defesa” about missing children cases in Portugal, and I have another one almost ready (I am not going to tell you what it is about!). After that, I would like to take police “mysteries” and study them and write stories, not novels; stories based on facts to show what I believe really happened. There’s a real lack of books of this type.”
So he’s not angry over the agonies and frustrations he’s endured from what came from essentially doing his job?
“I have my anger well-guarded. No feelings for revenge. Like I say, they will pay for what they have done to me and my family – but through the courts. Even after everything that has happened, I still have faith in the Portuguese justice system”.
And does he have any clues as to what catapulted the Madeleine case into the stratosphere of media attention? Why did the McCanns receive so much help from the British authorities right from the very beginning? And why were they and the so-called Tapas 7 never taken to task for child neglect – considering that they all left their children alone at night during the ill-fated holiday?
“Ah, now there we’re getting into politics – and quite honestly, those are questions for the British public to ask. I don’t have to have theories about them. My job was to find Madeleine”.
A job handed to him nearly five years ago – and one that he will never forget.

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Post by petunia on 22.08.14 21:46

“Ah, now there we’re getting into politics – and quite honestly, those are questions for the British public to ask. I don’t have to have theories about them. My job was to find Madeleine”. 
The Newspapers,the Mccanns,the PR, the Cash cow Madeleine,the sun,the mirror,the star,read by the unwashed (no disrespect intended) I'm glad god gave Madeleine a voice and that voice is Goncalo Amaral god bless him.

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Post by Brian Griffin on 14.09.14 17:04

Did Goncalo ever get his 7500 books back? I am just reading through a bit of Joana Morais' blog and see that the McCanns have committed an offence punishable by up to 5 years in prison if they have destroyed these seized assets. I hope Goncalo is going to go after them on that score too, once this trial is over and done with. Honestly, the ruthlessness and lengths they have gone to over this book, from what I am reading on JM's blog, is sickening. I hope he will come out with all guns blazing after everything they have put him through. In my opinion.

Edit: Looks like he did get them back.

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