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Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

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Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by Tony Bennett on 26.10.15 7:36

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6709337/100000-fraud-on-Maddie-McCann-search-fund.html


This looks like Kevin Halligen.

In which case these 'whistleblowers' have been lying low for 7 years!

What is new, however, is that the fraudster is alleged to have deliberately engaged in false accounting and forgery of hostel and travel receipts.

Whoever did this should be prosecuted.

I am not clear as to why the whistleblowers decided to hand their affidavits to Kate and Gerry, instead of to the police.

Once again, this raises issues as to the responsibility of the McCanns, the McCann Team and indeed all the Directors of the Find Madeleine Fund, who employed this man, for appointing him in the first place.

Given that the amount he defrauded came from pensioners who donated their weekly pensions amd children who donated their weekly pocket money, this is very serious. The Directors of the Find Madeleine Fund in fact face being disqualified from being Directors, as it looks like they cannot be trusted to run a company using due care and diligence. An investigation by Companies House is possible.

Perhaps our resident accountant, Enid O'Dowd, will be along to help and advise us?

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THE fund to find Madeleine McCann was ripped off by up to £100,000, whistleblowers claim.



Documents alleging the huge fraud have been handed to her parents Kate and Gerry.

It is claimed a person connected to the hunt for the three-year-old used public donations to fund his own lifestyle. He is said to have duped the McCanns into thinking the cash was spent looking for their daughter.

Two whistleblowers named the man in sworn affidavits which The Sun passed to the couple.

They allege false accounting and forgery of travel and hotel receipts.

One said: “What made the fraud so disgusting was money came from people who shed tears over her disappearance and wanted to do their little bit.”

The Fund was launched in May 2007 when Madeleine disappeared from the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz.

It has raised more than £2million. Backers include JK Rowling and David Beckham.

There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by Kate or Gerry who thanked The Sun for the evidence.

Last night the McCanns’ spokesman said: “Madeleine’s Fund takes extremely seriously any suggestion monies intended for the search have been obtained fraudulently.

“Kate, Gerry and the other directors of Madeleine’s Fund will co-operate fully with authorities to ensure these claims are fully investigated.

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by sharonl on 26.10.15 8:25

@Tony Bennett wrote:http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/6709337/100000-fraud-on-Maddie-McCann-search-fund.html


This looks like Kevin Halligen.

In which case these 'whistleblowers' have been lying low for 7 years!

What is new, however, is that the fraudster is alleged to have deliberately engaged in false accounting and forgery of hostel and travel receipts.

Whoever did this should be prosecuted.

I am not clear as to why the whistleblowers decided to hand their affidavits to Kate and Gerry, instead of to the police.

Once again, this raises issues as to the responsibility of the McCanns, the McCann Team and indeed all the Directors of the Find Madeleine Fund, who employed this man, for appointing him in the first place.

Given that the amount he defrauded came from pensioners who donated their weekly pensions amd children who donated their weekly pocket money, this is very serious. The Directors of the Find Madeleine Fund in fact face being disqualified from being Directors, as it looks like they cannot be trusted to run a company using due care and diligence. An investigation by Companies House is possible.

Perhaps our resident accountant, Enid O'Dowd, will be along to help and advise us?

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THE fund to find Madeleine McCann was ripped off by up to £100,000, whistleblowers claim.



Documents alleging the huge fraud have been handed to her parents Kate and Gerry.

It is claimed a person connected to the hunt for the three-year-old used public donations to fund his own lifestyle. He is said to have duped the McCanns into thinking the cash was spent looking for their daughter.

Two whistleblowers named the man in sworn affidavits which The Sun passed to the couple.

They allege false accounting and forgery of travel and hotel receipts.

One said: “What made the fraud so disgusting was money came from people who shed tears over her disappearance and wanted to do their little bit.”

The Fund was launched in May 2007 when Madeleine disappeared from the Portuguese resort of Praia da Luz.

It has raised more than £2million. Backers include JK Rowling and David Beckham.

There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by Kate or Gerry who thanked The Sun for the evidence.

Last night the McCanns’ spokesman said: “Madeleine’s Fund takes extremely seriously any suggestion monies intended for the search have been obtained fraudulently.

“Kate, Gerry and the other directors of Madeleine’s Fund will co-operate fully with authorities to ensure these claims are fully investigated.

Where on earth were the auditors? Why wasn't this addressed earlier? 

The directors didn't miss £100k?

Why was it felt necessary to put in that bit about no wrong doing by Kate and Gerry?

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by melisande on 26.10.15 8:56

Hmmm where have the Sun been the last number of years? This is not news.  Kevin Halligan's 'fraud' from the fund was reported years ago but the McCann's chose to remain silent about it.  More smoke and mirrors.  Something's in the wind......

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by jeanmonroe on 26.10.15 9:51

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"THE fund to find Madeleine McCann was ripped off by up to £100,000", whistleblowers claim.
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Never did 'find' out WHO, exactly, 'translated' the PJ 'files', into 'English', and was 'paid', at a 'cost', to the Madeleine 'fund', of £100,000, supposedly, did we?


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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by aquila on 26.10.15 10:05

Perhaps this is the door being publicly opened for Scotland Yard to investigate the fraud and have access to the Fund accounts?
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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by Guest on 26.10.15 10:14

Looks as if 'the fund' is under scrutiny,
first CM reporting the parents moving money in
and out of 'the fund', now this.
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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by melisande on 26.10.15 10:15

Or more likely a reason the mccann's can give to the media for their fund being investigated by the fraud squad.  Distinct whiff about it.  Why would whistleblowers go to the Sun and not the police and why would the Sun take it to the McCann's and not the police?

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by melisande on 26.10.15 10:16

parapono wrote:Looks as if 'the fund' is under scrutiny,
first CM reporting the parents moving money in
and out of 'the fund', now this.
Totally agree.  Sounds like pre-empting imo

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by Richard IV on 26.10.15 10:22

parapono wrote:Looks as if 'the fund' is under scrutiny,
first CM reporting the parents moving money in
and out of 'the fund', now this.

But surely it would have been scrutinised at the outset of this investigation.
Has it taken Grange 4 years and £12,000,000 to work this out.
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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by jeanmonroe on 26.10.15 10:33


The 'distressed, distraught, depressed' parents, who were 'glad', oddly, the investigation, into their 'missing' daughter, Madeleine, was 'closed' and 'it didn't matter' to them, if the investigation 'was EVER re-opened' happily pose in Amsterdam, before 'imploring' OAP's, handicapped kiddies and schoolchildren, to 'donate' to their privately registered ltd company, Madeleines' Fund, LNSU..

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by aiyoyo on 26.10.15 10:57

Whistleblowes (in plural)
More than one person knew the McCanns were defrauded, how?
And both coincidentally chose to approach Sun with the story ?

Affidavit handed to the McCanns but "there is no suggestion of any wrongdoing by Kate or Gerry who thanked The Sun for the evidence". Something does not add up. 
 
Surely the accountant or auditor would have noticed if claims were put in by "defrauder" and no work reports were submitted to substantiate claims.  Besides these claims would need to be vetted, approved and cheque signed by two BOD signatories at least before the paying out.

Is it possible for one man to fool the Mcs and Board of Directors with bogus travel claims without having to produce reports or evidence to substantiate his work progress and/or result of his search?  

Don't tell me the Mcs, Board of Directors, accountant and auditor all of them are bunch of idiots easily conned into paying out / approving / auditing large sum of money to contracted PIs without asking questions?

Wasn't it reported KH was paid a few hundred thousands pound for his work, so where does this £100K nonsense come from?

Something is off with this story.
If Fund is under scrutiny why did The Sun rattle the snake in the grass?
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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by Dr What on 26.10.15 11:14

There seems to have been so much deception in this case and so much effort at concealing events that one wonders just where all this will go.

As the saying goes:  Follow the money.

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by jeanmonroe on 26.10.15 11:29

"Once you have started with one lie you have to make up 1,000 lies to cover that one."

'Convicted' British RIOT 'hero', to D Cameron and E Miliband, convicted for 'accounting fraud', 'forgery', 'conspiracy to rob', 'possession of class B drug', 'GBH/ABH'.

There's no 'truth', whatsoever, that the McS 'asked' him to become a PI on their missing child 'case'!

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by aiyoyo on 26.10.15 11:37

@jeanmonroe wrote:"Once you have started with one lie you have to make up 1,000 lies to cover that one."

'Convicted' British RIOT 'hero', to D Cameron and E Miliband, convicted for 'accounting fraud', 'forgery', 'conspiracy to rob', 'possession of class B drug', 'GBH/ABH'.

There's no 'truth', whatsoever, that the McS 'asked' him to become a PI on their missing child 'case'!

He's never talked about the Mcs case, nor have the McCanns reported him for fraud to the Police.

If he had defrauded the Fund, surely it is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to report him to the Police.  Failing to do so is negligence and dereliction of duty.
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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by jeanmonroe on 26.10.15 11:49

@aiyoyo

'cross 'meanings''

TJ has 'nothing' to do with McS! (afaik!)

I was just 'illustrating' about 'liars'!
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"Once you have started with one lie you have to make up 1,000 lies to cover that one."

eg., JC. 'Kate told me the shutter WAS 'smashed'

A 'blatant' LIE, TOLD to JC, FIVE HOURS 'after' the 'event'.

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by noddy100 on 26.10.15 12:30

I am sure they won't ever 'name' the culprit(s) in case they squeal

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by Verdi on 26.10.15 12:31

I don't buy it (certainly not the Sun), another regurgitation of the past for some inexplicable reason.  Correct me if I'm wrong but when an affidavit is prepared and duly signed, is it not then held in the custody of the legal profession?  Is it normal practice for a sworn affidavit to be handed over to the 'whistleblower' (in this case) to use as he/she pleases?

Why do the McCanns always talk in round figures?  If these whistleblowers have detailed information of a suspected fraud why are they talking £100,000 exact and why aren't they handing the information to the police?  Always seems to be £l00,000 or £500.000 or £1,000,000.  Excellent stuff here from the past on the subject of Mr Halligan which ties in nicely with this latest media report..

https://jillhavern.forumotion.net/t8181-still-lying-low-mccann-team-investigator-kevin-halligen-aka-kevin-halligan-aka-richard-halligen-aka-mr-hall-aka-kev

Anyone with the time and/or inclination follow this trail..

Murdoch - The Sun - reporter Gary O'Shea - Hackgate - Leveson inquiry - murder of Joanne Yeates in 2010 - press handling of murder trial - Christopher Jefferies wrongly arrested for suspicion of murder - Jefferies legal action against newspapers including The Sun seeking damages for libel - Jeffries represented by Louis Charalambous of the law firm Simons Muirhead and Burton, who in 2008 had successfully acted for Robert Murat after he became a suspect during the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Could be something could be nothing, as they say all roads lead to Rome - or in this case Ireland and/or Scotland.

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by jeanmonroe on 26.10.15 13:05

Coming up to Christmas!

McBeggingbowl 'out' to 'replace' the £100,000, the 'nasty' man 'nicked'?

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by Verdi on 26.10.15 13:13

@jeanmonroe wrote:Coming up to Christmas!

McBeggingbowl 'out' to 'replace' the £100,000, the 'nasty' man 'nicked'?
You could have a point there - and a very good one if I might say!  Donations must be very thin on the ground lately.  Who knows, Katie might be penning a follow up to 'madeleine', a coffee table conversation piece nicely gift wrapped in pretty green and yellow ribbon just in time for Xmas.

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sworn affidavit

Post by plebgate on 26.10.15 13:57

http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-sworn-affidavit.htm

Why would this sworn affidavit have been passed to The Sun who then passed a copy to Mr. & Mrs?

Would two whistleblowers be entitled to pass a copy of a sworn affidavit to a newspaper and would the newspaper then be allowed to pass a copy to them?

Doesn't sound right to me but summat could definitely be up IMHO.

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by jeanmonroe on 26.10.15 14:09

@Verdi wrote:
@jeanmonroe wrote:Coming up to Christmas!

McBeggingbowl 'out' to 'replace' the £100,000, the 'nasty' man 'nicked'?
You could have a point there - and a very good one if I might say!  Donations must be very thin on the ground lately.  Who knows, Katie might be penning a follow up to 'madeleine', a coffee table conversation piece nicely gift wrapped in pretty green and yellow ribbon just in time for Xmas.

Quandaries! Dilemmas!

WHICH Madeleine 'fund' to 'donate' to!

Does one 'donate' to the 'original' PRIVATELY registered Plc, Madeleine's 'search' Fund, LNSU or, OR, the 'new' PRIVATE Madeleine 'Special' 'search' Fund, which has been set up, recently, by G&K McCann, which is being 'funded' by using 'donations' TRANSFERRED FROM the original PRIVATELY registered Plc, Madeleine's 'search' Fund, LNSU.

Hmmm.

thinking



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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by jeanmonroe on 26.10.15 15:19

"Two whistleblowers named the man in sworn affidavits which The Sun passed to the couple"
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'SWORN' affidavits?

'SWORN' before, and to, and 'witnessed', by 'whom'?

A 'judge'? A 'lawyer' The 'police'?

If it were the 'police' HOW did the Scum 'get hold of' those SWORN affidavits' to be able to 'pass' them to the McCann couple?

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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by roy rovers on 26.10.15 15:32

In the absence of a body the fraudulent fund is their Achilles heel. IMO.
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Re: Man defrauded Find Madeleine Fund of £100,000 - Two whistleblowers have sworn affifdavits confirming the fraud (Sun, 26 Oct 2015)

Post by jeanmonroe on 26.10.15 16:04

@roy rovers wrote:In the absence of a body the fraudulent fund is their Achilles heel. IMO.

In the absence of a scintilla of 'evidence' of an 'abduction', by anyone, and only, ONLY. their 'say so', it is their 'lies' that are their Achilles 'heel', imo.

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