Anorak | Madeleine McCann: The Fund Is Investigated, In Pictures

Madeleine McCann: The Fund Is Investigated, In Pictures

by | 7th, November 2009

5131608 MADDIE WATCH – Anorak’s at-a-glance guide to press coverage of Madeleine McCann : The Fund is investigated.

The Sun : “Anti-McCann group facing fraud probe”

FRAUD cops are probing the bank account of a campaign group which says Maddie McCann is dead – and aims to blame her parents.

Who are they, then?

Controversial lawyer Tony Bennett helped set up the Madeleine Foundation, but its account is now frozen.


Detectives want assurances over tens of thousands of pounds sent in by people supporting his warped aims.

So people sent in money for what purpose?

Bennett, 62, ran the account from his home in Harlow, Essex. Much of the cash came from the sale of £4 books blaming the McCanns after the three-year-old vanished in Portugal in 2007.

The self-published book.

The couple think many people may have mistakenly donated believing they were funding the hunt for Maddie.

Did you?

The account holds £2,700 but Mr Bennett is thought to have £90,000 in private accounts.

Thought to have by whom?

A rift had developed between Bennett and foundation chairwoman Debbie Butler. Police stressed the case was still only an investigation and no arrests had been made.

Oh dear.

A source close to Gerry and Kate McCann said: “This foundation is now in meltdown. They can’t wait to see the end of it.”

Madeleine McCann is missing.

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