Madeleine: The British have never shown them
'Secret' accounts of Kate and Gerry
The British authorities received two requests to provide financial
information about the parents of Madeleine but the answers never arrived
to the PJ
The Judiciary Police never had access to the bank account details of
Gerry and Kate McCann. This is because the British authorities have
never responded positively to both requests made by Portuguese
At the beginning of the process, a first request was made regarding
Madeleine's parents and the friends who spent their holidays with them
at the Ocean Club in Praia da Luz. The intention was to obtain more
information about who those nine people were.
If data emerged about the seven friends, as to the place where they hold
bank accounts and credit cards, then regarding Kate and Gerry the UK
authorities have said very little.
"No record of a current bank account is held," said the English about
Madeleine's father, adding that "there is no record of credit cards or
loans." And the same for the mother of the girl who disappeared on May
3, 2007 at the Ocean Club apartment in Praia da Luz. The only
information is about the bank where the mortgage of the McCann's house
is held. They also refer that there no arrears or defaults registered.
In the rogatory letter sent in November 2007 to England, various
diligences [legal investigative actions] were asked of the British
police, where, once again, information was requested on the McCanns'
bank accounts. And once again nothing arrived in Portugal.
The British authorities refused the request and simply said, as a
justification, that they would not provide financial information on the
couple. And the information never arrived.
"The Home Office (British Ministry of Foreign Affairs) cannot confirm or
deny" that the McCanns have had bank accounts between the 25 of April
2007 and 12 September 2008.
This is the reply given, in January of this year, to British journalists
who tried to clarify this situation. Even stranger are the arguments
used to justify the answer. The British say that "the investigation is
ongoing" and this information could "jeopardise the investigation, the
international relations and endanger the health and safety" of
Madeleine. This when the case was officially archived in July last year.
"Given this, the UK authorities are lying to their subjects," said
Gonçalo Amaral to CM . "The Attorney General said that case is
archived," added the former coordinator of the PJ.