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Post by frost on 11.10.14 9:53

New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation 'determined' to solve case as Scotland Yard prepares to return to holiday resort to 're-interview three men'

  • Ines Sequeira has been chosen as new Portuguese Public Prosecutor 

  • 'High flying' lawyer is 'determined' to solve Madeleine's disappearance 

  • Scotland Yard officers to fly to Portugal this month to continue inquiries 

  • Three of seven short-listed suspects will be interviewed again, sources say  


By JENNIFER SMITH FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 09:20, 11 October 2014 UPDATED: 09:31, 11 October 2014



A new Portuguese prosecutor has been charged with solving the disappearance of Madeleine McCann seven years after the British child vanished from her holiday apartment.
Ines Sequeira will lead the investigation into her case as Scotland Yard prepares to return to Praia da Luz to 're-interview' three suspects. 
Ms Sequeira is said to be 'utterly determined' to solve the case, bringing fresh hope to the child's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann. 
'Ines is still trying to get her feet under the table and is having to be briefed on scores of cases including Madeleine’s,' a source close to the investigation said.
'But she has been appointed as the new prosecutor and the Scotland Yard team has been given renewed hope of being able to start work again in Portugal before the end of the month.
'Ms Sequeira is one of the sharpest and most ambitious prosecutors in Portugal. 
'She is utterly determined to get a result on the Madeleine inquiry.'
It comes after British police sent a fifth letter requesting access to the investigation in Portugal. 
'They’re banking on this new meeting with Portuguese police being their chance to argue their case face-to-face.
'Ines will obviously take the final decision on the letter but she’ll consult the police chiefs on the Algarve before making her mind up.'





Her appointment comes after the public prosecutor's position was left empty for almost a month following the departure of Jose Magalhes e Menezes.
Scotland Yard officers are due to fly to Portugal next week to re-interview three of seven suspects.  
Among them are Jose Carlos Fernandes da Silva, an ex-worker at the Ocean Club resort, Paulo Ribeiro, who looks like a man seen near the apartment, and charity collector Ricardo Rodrigues. 

The appointment of Ms Sequeira has brought fresh hope to Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry McCann (pictured)


British Police efforts to find the child such as digs and sewer searches were previously dismissed by Portuguese police as 'senseless' 




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Portuguese officers asserted in the past the culprit was foreign and had left the country 

It comes after a woman, accused of sending hateful messages to Kate and Gerry McCann online, committed suicide after being confronted. 



An inquest into the death of Brenda Leyland, who allegedly 'trolled' the couple on Twitter, is ongoing. 

Madeleine McCann vanished from the room she was sharing with her younger twin siblings while her parents were eating dinner in a restaurant in the resort in May 2007.
A heroin addict and convicted burglar also considered by police died in a tractor accident in 2009. His widow maintains he was innocent.
Previously Portuguese police dismissed British investigator's methods as 'senseless', asserting Madeleine's kidnapper was foreign and no longer in the country.



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The family were staying at The Ocean Club resort (pictured) when Madeleine vanished in May 2007 without a trace 


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2789022/new-female-lead-prosecutor-appointed-portuguese-officials-madeleine-mccann-investigation-determined-solve-case-seven-years-child-vanished.html#ixzz3FpBJ8wq9 
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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by haroldd2 on 11.10.14 11:42

@frost wrote:New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation 'determined' to solve case as Scotland Yard prepares to return to holiday resort to 're-interview three men'
The Daily Mail just has to talk about Scotland Yard, don't they, as if the role of the Portuguese police and prosecutors is just to take their orders from Blighty. The British press often report EU meetings the same way.

Did the previous prosecutor resign?

How is the appointment being reported in Portugal?

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by Okeydokey on 11.10.14 12:19

•'High flying' lawyer is 'determined' to solve Madeleine's disappearance

If she really is then she will immediately:

1. Ask the Tapas 9 to return to Portugal for a reconstruction.

2. Ask KMcC to answer the 48 questions she refused to answer.

3. Ask the UK police to undertake fresh rogatory interviews of all the Tapas 9 focussed on the inconcsistencies in their accounts.

4. Ask the UK authorities if any relevant evidence has not been forwarded to the Portuguese authorities (given it took so many months for the Gaspar letter to be forwarded).


If she does none of the above we'll know she's just been put up to provide a cosmetic solution to the problem.

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by Guest on 11.10.14 12:26

What's to say she doesn't ask SY for a complete review on what they have and where if anywhere it leads.

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by palm tree on 11.10.14 13:31

The Independent says SY will also be looking at new areas of interest!

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by tiny on 11.10.14 13:36

The only area that sy need to look is in the vicinity of rothley

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by jeanmonroe on 11.10.14 13:44

What if she 'points out' TO the Met Police the 'inconsistances and discrepancies' in the T9 statements?.

Something the Met police have er, not, it seems, 'pointed out, questioned, queried''.

Will she 'allow' the 'suspects', before being 'interviewed' by DCI Mahogany and his 'elites', to read the other 'suspects' previous statements, like R O'B was 'allowed' to read, his 'partner'  JT's 'statement' minutes BEFORE his 'interview'?

Just to 'refresh' each others 'memories', since the last time the Met 'interviewed' them, of course!

Or is it only in the UK where 'witnesses/suspects' are allowed to read each others 'statements' BEFORE being 'interviewed'?

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by Guest on 11.10.14 13:47

@palm tree wrote:The Independent says SY will also be looking at new areas of interest!
New to them but not to the PJ?

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by Joss on 13.10.14 12:58

I certainly hope this new Prosecutor will be able to crack the case because to date no one else has been able to.
Then maybe there will be an end to all of the speculating and the real perp/s will be brought to trial.

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by Rogue-a-Tory on 13.10.14 13:06

@Okeydokey wrote:•'High flying' lawyer is 'determined' to solve Madeleine's disappearance

If she really is then she will immediately:

1. Ask the Tapas 9 to return to Portugal for a reconstruction.

2.  Ask KMcC to answer the 48 questions she refused to answer.

3. Ask the UK police to undertake fresh rogatory interviews of all the Tapas 9 focussed on the inconcsistencies in their accounts.  

4. Ask the UK authorities if any relevant evidence has not been forwarded to the Portuguese authorities (given it took so  many months for the Gaspar letter to be forwarded).


If she does none of the above we'll know she's just been put up to provide a cosmetic solution to the problem.
5. Ask the UK authorities to find the evidence it lost.

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by jeanmonroe on 13.10.14 14:07

'Ms Sequeira is one of the sharpest and most ambitious prosecutors in Portugal.'

'She is utterly determined to get a result on the Madeleine inquiry"
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I will bet, therefore, that this 'sharp, determined, ambitious' prosecuter has NOT 'missed' DP's 'evidence'.

And has asked OG/Met police to bring DP with them, on their next visit, to Portugal, so she can ask him., personally, what the "few things' are that he knows and  he considers, are 'pertinent and relevent, to establish the material truth' about a 3 years old child's 'disappearance'.

The 'few things' he KNOWS but didn't/wouldn't impart to an investigating police officer, when 'questioned'.

Perhaps he'll tell Ms Sequeira the 'few things' he 'knows'?

Would reflect rather badly on G&K McCann if one of their best friends, who was with them at the time of their daughter's 'disappearance', D Payne, did NOT co-operate fully with the police and the new Portuguese prosecutor's 'investigation' wouldn't it?

People, quite rightly, will ask themselves 'what's he hiding or trying to hide' from the police authorities, by witholding possibly important information?

And then, i woke up!

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by PeterMac on 13.10.14 14:16

@jeanmonroe wrote:'Ms Sequeira is one of the sharpest and most ambitious prosecutors in Portugal.'
'She is utterly determined to get a result on the Madeleine inquiry"

A really "Sharp prosecutor" will know that for in any successful criminal case the prosecution has to prove TWO things
1 That a crime was committed
and only then
2 That the accused committed it.

The case against anyone accused of Abduction, Kidnapping, burglary, or almost anything else fails at the first hurdle.

A prosecution for Abandonment, neglect, fraud, Attempt to Pervert, Perjury, however . . . .

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by Guest on 13.10.14 15:01

Interesting what "textusa" writes about the new prosecutor:

"We see this article as a very transparent one. It's pressuring Ms Sequeira.
She is now outed. Her name is public. Now we know who is running things in Portugal.
It's telling her, you now have an option: be like Mr Amaral or be like Mr Rebelo.
If you allow us to help, you will be a Mr Rebelo.
If you don't, you will be treated as Mr Amaral, with all the consequences of being like him.

The upside is that if she was already "tamed" then this article wouldn't have been needed. All in our opinion, of course."

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Textusa13 Oct 2014 10:05:00
"A lot of pressure is being put on public prosecutor Ines Monteiro by UK MSM.

Poisoned compliments to pressure the one responsible for a mere procedural decision.
In Portugal, a criminal investigation is run under the exclusive responsibility of PJ.

PJ’s Gonçalo Amaral first, and then Paulo Rebelo, ran the investigation in 2007/2008.

PJ’s Helena Monteiro led the group who would propose the reopening of the files in 2013.

The public prosecutors dispatch processes handed over to them by the PJ. They do not intervene in ongoing investigations.

Like José de Magalhães e Menezes and João Melchior Gomes dispatched the files in 2008.
Ines Sequeira or any other public prosecutor, cannot intervene in an ongoing PJ Maddie investigation.

To say she’s determined to crack the case is factually incorrect because the only thing she can show determination for is to be totally impartial in the analysis of data provided to her by PJ if the time comes.

Assuming that the PJ investigation is still open (just saying this because when it’s closed by PJ and handed over to public ministry for dispatching, the public will not be informed) we very much doubt there’s a public prosecutor already nominated to analyse this specific process. It can be Ines Sequeira or another public prosecutor.

PJ closing the files doesn’t means file closure. To understand the process, whenever PJ finds the need for an higher echelon decision, it closes the case, writes a report and submits to the public prosecution for a dispatch. It happened in September 2007 – where the public decided for the continuance of investigations – and in July 2008 – where public prosecutors decided to archive until new evidence was found.

Only when there are no more diligences to be taken in a process is it officially closed and no longer subject to justice secrecy. When it’s archived or when a final decision is taken (after all possible appeals – in Portuguese, “transitado em julgado”)

What we believe is now on Sequeira’s desk is the analysis of requests within SY’s 5th rogatory letter. To decide whether PJ will execute or not the diligences requested. That’s it.

It has nothing to with PJ investigation. It’s all within Operation Grange. If diligences allowed by the public prosecutor, whatever the witnesses are questioned about is the responsibility of SY. The analysis of witnesses’ answers is done solely done by SY as they are the only ones with the knowledge of the full context within which questions were made. Nothing to do with PJ, Portuguese public prosecutors or Portugal.

Why is this pressure being exerted on a Portuguese public prosecutor is for UK to know."



http://textusa.blogspot.de/2014/10/new-pieces-same-game.html#more
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/new-madeleine-mccann-prosecutor-vowed-4417866

Hopefully she´s not wright!!!

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by Sceptic on 13.10.14 15:04

@PeterMac wrote:
@jeanmonroe wrote:'Ms Sequeira is one of the sharpest and most ambitious prosecutors in Portugal.'
'She is utterly determined to get a result on the Madeleine inquiry"

A really "Sharp prosecutor" will know that for in any successful criminal case the prosecution has to prove TWO things
1  That a crime was committed
and only then
2  That the accused committed it.

The case against anyone accused of Abduction, Kidnapping, burglary, or almost anything else fails at the first hurdle.

A prosecution for Abandonment, neglect, fraud, Attempt to Pervert, Perjury, however . . . .
What if person 1 Whilst committing crime a)i.e burglary, inadvertently removed an item containing the result of a previously unrelated crime that in panic was disposed of?

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by waiting for justice on 13.10.14 15:30

I know it's not the most popular theory on here but I'm still holding on to that glimmer of hope that SY do have
something and that they are going over again for good reason, to liaise with the prosecutor/PJ. 
They're generally fantastic at what they do so after all this time I really can't swallow that they found nothing other than a sock! 

I mean with it being so high profile they're not going to show their hand to their opponent are they? Also, 
how many times have these recent press stories slipped it in that the parents have been cleared or have nothing 
to do with any bad things that happen. All largely driven by themselves I believe. 

In my dream world I am hoping that their visit coincides with GA's case and that the pair are lifted and interviewed by PJ with SY there. 
I live in hope.

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by Guest on 13.10.14 16:15

@waiting for justice wrote:In my dream world I am hoping that their visit coincides with GA's case and that the pair are lifted and interviewed by PJ with SY there. 
I live in hope.
I was for a long long time in the same "dream world" but meanwhile I´m only seeing a "big white wash" going on!!!
...as the "most "related" persons are still "no persons of interest and being informed about everything"!

Till now, NOBODY told us, why are they "no persons of interest"????

WHY - One ("good") reason would be enough - IMO

(...sorry for my bad English - as I´m no native speaker roses !)

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by Jamming on 13.10.14 16:54

Helene1 wrote:
@waiting for justice wrote:In my dream world I am hoping that their visit coincides with GA's case and that the pair are lifted and interviewed by PJ with SY there. 
I live in hope.
I was for a long long time in the same "dream world" but meanwhile I´m only seeing a "big white wash" going on!!!
...as the "most "related" persons are still "no persons of interest and being informed about everything"!

Till now, NOBODY told us, why are they "no persons of interest"????

WHY - One ("good") reason would be enough
- IMO

(...sorry for my bad English - as I´m no native speaker roses !)
No need to apologise Helene1, you sum it up perfectly with that

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by AndyB on 13.10.14 18:04

@waiting for justice wrote:I know it's not the most popular theory on here but I'm still holding on to that glimmer of hope that SY do have
something and that they are going over again for good reason, to liaise with the prosecutor/PJ. 
They're generally fantastic at what they do
Well yes, I suppose they are, provided that "what they do" means racism, protecting high level paedos, fitting up innocent people and executions but somehow I don't think that's what you mean.

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by Joss on 13.10.14 18:23

I really don't think anyone is going to do anything about the Mccanns in getting them charged in any way for Madeline's disappearance. I think if that was going to be the case it would already have happened. There would have to be some pretty incriminating evidence for that to happen. Without a body to prove anything, it is pretty difficult to lay charges i would think? I am reminded of some of the cases in America i have followed of missing children, and to date as far as i know the little ones are still missing and no one has yet been charged with their disappearance. I think i recall on the blog i posted on about Lisa Irwin some even likened the case to the Madeline McCann case. There was also cadaverine evidence in the bedroom of the parents in that case. A prosecutor taking on a case has to also prove beyond reasonable doubt their case, and the way the defense work their case it seems to be all in favour of the perp. and not the victim in a lot of cases, so it really is a crap shoot at trial of how a jury will decide.
I think the McCanns at the very least should of been charged with some sort of culpable child neglect though, but  would also be surprised if that happened either.
I think they should just wrap this case up officially as a cold case, and if there is ever any further evidence that comes to light, then take it from there, IMO.

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Re: New Portuguese prosecutor in Madeleine McCann investigation

Post by waiting for justice on 13.10.14 19:40

@AndyB wrote:
@waiting for justice wrote:I know it's not the most popular theory on here but I'm still holding on to that glimmer of hope that SY do have
something and that they are going over again for good reason, to liaise with the prosecutor/PJ. 
They're generally fantastic at what they do
Well yes, I suppose they are, provided that "what they do" means racism, protecting high level paedos, fitting up innocent people and executions but somehow I don't think that's what you mean.
No, I meant in general. 

I think we'll have to respectfully agree to disagree about your thoughts on the rest. There are bad apples in every walk of life unfortunately and I don't tar good people with the same brush as the bad.

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