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Disappeared and Abducted Children and Young Adults => Madeleine McCann (3) disappeared from her parent's holiday apartment at Ocean Club, Praia da Luz, Portugal on 3 May 2007. No trace of her has ever been found. => The Private Investigators => Topic started by: Mr Moderator on December 15, 2013, 04:07:15 PM

Title: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Mr Moderator on December 15, 2013, 04:07:15 PM
The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)

 Control Risks Group (CRG) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_Risks_Group) was the first Company to be involved with the McCanns and their search for Madeleine.  This firm were brought in just 9 days after Madeleine went missing, and, according to Kate in her book, they just turned up during a meeting the McCanns were having with a paralegal and a barrister from Leicester.  Kate says they were told that an anonymous, but apparently very wealthy donor, had set aside a considerable amount of money so that they could use a private detective agency if they wished.  Kate added that within hours they were giving their statements again, this time to two detectives from CRG. 

The involvement of Control Risks Group at this early stage was highly significant. The company was apparently on a retainer by public relations company Bell Pottinger as part of a ‘crisis management’ team, on behalf of Mark Warner. Why were Control Risks Group brought in so soon?   To help find a missing child...or was it more to do with damage limitation?

Control Risks Group was formed in 1975, as a professional adviser to the insurance industry.  As a subsidiary of insurance broker, Hogg Robinson, CRG aimed to help minimize their exposure to kidnap and ransom payouts. The Private Security company later hired by Brian Kennedy to search for Madeleine McCann was one of four such companies used by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to protect its property and staff in Iraq.  The company has more than 600 employees, many former members of MI5, MI6, the SAS and The Special Boat Service. At the time it was the highest-earning British security firm operating in Iraq.

It is worth noting a link here to Baroness Justice Mary Hogg - Conservative Peer responsible for making Madeleine McCann a Ward of Court in May 2007.   Her sister is Sarah Hogg, Chairman of British Private Equity company, 3i Plc, a major investor's in Brian Kennedy's double-glazing companies and Control Risks Group.  She was also the former BBC Governor responsible for sacking Greg Dyke over the David Kelly/WMD affair. Hogg was former Tory PM John Major's Policy Advisor.

A former intelligence expert who has worked with CRG said, "They can offer advice on personal safety, counter safety. For example, who is watching the McCanns and even advice on hostage negotiation should that be needed. In addition . . . they will most likely offer the McCanns security advice and how to deal with bogus tip-offs."

A CRG spokesman would only say: "Our policy is simply not to talk about our clients. We promise our clients 100 per cent confidentiality - discretion is our watchword."

Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Mr Moderator on December 15, 2013, 04:08:50 PM
Madeleine McCann disappeared from her parents holiday apartment in the village of Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal, on 3rd May 2007.   Between 5th and 12th May 2007 - two top people from Control Risks Group were dispatched to Praia da Luz, namely, Kenneth Farrow and Michael Keenan.  Farrow was the ex-head of The Economic Crime Unit in the City of London Police and Keenan was an ex-Superintendent from the Metropolitan Police with specialist fraud and investigative experience.  No-one knew how they could help find a missing child, but Jane Tanner admits to speaking to them before she identified Robert Murat as the man with a child she claimed to have seen on 3 May.

When it was revealed that the McCanns were effectively running a parallel investigation, the news led to deep concern amongst the authorities in Portugal, where it is illegal for private detectives to become involved in criminal cases.  A source close to the McCann's legal team confirmed the involvement of Control Risks Group but insisted it was simply providing advice in the hunt for Madeleine rather than becoming actively involved in searches in Portugal.  He said: "You can assume that they are doing some things that the Portuguese police can't do. Nothing illegal is being done in Portugal."

Antonio Martins, president of the Association of Portuguese Judges, told the 24 Horas newspaper: "It is still up to the state to carry out criminal investigation. That kind of activity has no legal standing. Anything that results from private investigation has no substance."

The judge added that Mr and Mrs McCann, both 39, from Rothley, Leicestershire, could be charged with "obstruction of justice" if prosecutors found evidence of a parallel investigation. At the time the couple were official suspects in the disappearance of their daughter from a holiday apartment in Praia da Luz.

A high-ranking officer in the Polícia Judiciária, which was investigating the disappearance of Madeleine shortly before her fourth birthday, said that the investigators could be detained if they were found operating in Portugal. "If they come here they will be running a serious risk of being arrested," he said.

In September 2007,  Brian Kennedy commissioned a firm of private detectives based in Barcelona to conduct an investigation parallel to the one being run by the Portuguese police. But his choice showed how dangerous it is when powerful and wealthy businessmen try to play detective. It wasn't long before the firm  Metodo 3 (http://www.miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?topic=3085.msg113283#msg113283) were making the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

In January 2008, Irishman Martin Smith made a second statement to the Irish police (Garda) in which he stated that Brian Kennedy and private investigators believed to be from CRG had visited him at his home in Ireland in an attempt to get him to do an e-fit but that he had refused.  Just recently however, e-fits have surfaced which it is claimed were created in conjunction with Mr Smith and Oakley International, another PI firm headed by Dubliner Kevin Halligen, also engaged by Kennedy to investigate the mystery of Madeleine's disappearance.

The Sunday Times recently ran an  article claiming that Oakley was prevented from releasing the e-fits and their final report some five years ago because of a confidentiality clause in their contract with Kennedy and the McCanns.  A Madeleine Fund source responded that, “The report was hypercritical of the people involved . . . it just wouldn’t be conducive to the investigation to have that report publicly declared because . . . the newspapers would have been all over it...and it would have been completely distracting.”
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: pathfinder73 on February 06, 2014, 09:31:17 PM
There is a report from Control Risks, the first private detective agency which was brought to the case [by the McCanns] in the very first days, where they state, after speaking with Gerald McCann and other witnesses in that group [Tapas 9], that the key that Mr. Gerald McCann alleges to have used had in fact been left in the kitchen, in the kitchen’s counter. Right away, the lies started. (Gonçalo Amaral)
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Alfie on June 15, 2016, 09:24:24 PM
Why do you think thr McCanns hired CRG?
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Alice Purjorick on June 15, 2016, 09:38:23 PM
Why do you think thr McCanns hired CRG?
Maybe they didn't
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Brietta on June 15, 2016, 09:50:30 PM
CRG  "They allegedly took samples from the hire car."

That would be the hire car where some believe 100% Madeleine's DNA was discovered complete with body fluids in the wheel well in the boot along with clumps of Madeleine's hair.  Not withstanding the fact that the vehicle had no wheel well ... there was the vital 'evidence' presented by Mr Amaral of the anonymous passer by who saw the boot door raised each night she passed the McCann residence perhaps to dissipate an obnoxious odour.

The hire car must therefore qualify as vital evidence.

Rather strange therefore that the vehicle was not impounded as such but released back into the possession of the McCann family where if the private detectives "allegedly took samples" they were obviously free to do so.

If the hire car had any evidential significance at all in the 'search for Madeleine' do you really think the PJ would have returned it?  They knew exactly its worth ... and that was nothing, despite nine years of propaganda to the contrary.
 
 
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: pegasus on June 15, 2016, 10:05:40 PM
CRG  "They allegedly took samples from the hire car."

That would be the hire car where some believe 100% Madeleine's DNA was discovered complete with body fluids in the wheel well in the boot along with clumps of Madeleine's hair.  Not withstanding the fact that the vehicle had no wheel well ... there was the vital 'evidence' presented by Mr Amaral of the anonymous passer by who saw the boot door raised each night she passed the McCann residence perhaps to dissipate an obnoxious odour.

The hire car must therefore qualify as vital evidence.

Rather strange therefore that the vehicle was not impounded as such but released back into the possession of the McCann family where if the private detectives "allegedly took samples" they were obviously free to do so.

If the hire car had any evidential significance at all in the 'search for Madeleine' do you really think the PJ would have returned it?  They knew exactly its worth ... and that was nothing, despite nine years of propaganda to the contrary.
The PJ removed the relevant part from the boot and kept it and returned the car without it.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: pegasus on June 15, 2016, 10:11:56 PM
"Joao Carlos returned our car at lunchtime (albeit with a piece missing from the boot)" (KM book p211)
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: G-Unit on June 15, 2016, 10:49:03 PM
Maybe they didn't

Kate never said they hired them. As far as I know no-one has been named as hiring them. They just appeared as if by magic, although reference was made to an anonymous rich benefactor.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: G-Unit on June 15, 2016, 10:58:12 PM
CRG  "They allegedly took samples from the hire car."

That would be the hire car where some believe 100% Madeleine's DNA was discovered complete with body fluids in the wheel well in the boot along with clumps of Madeleine's hair.  Not withstanding the fact that the vehicle had no wheel well ... there was the vital 'evidence' presented by Mr Amaral of the anonymous passer by who saw the boot door raised each night she passed the McCann residence perhaps to dissipate an obnoxious odour.

The hire car must therefore qualify as vital evidence.

Rather strange therefore that the vehicle was not impounded as such but released back into the possession of the McCann family where if the private detectives "allegedly took samples" they were obviously free to do so.

If the hire car had any evidential significance at all in the 'search for Madeleine' do you really think the PJ would have returned it?  They knew exactly its worth ... and that was nothing, despite nine years of propaganda to the contrary.
 
 

The hire car? I thought you were implying that they were brought in because the physical searching was scaled back?

Please provide details of how they filled the void left by the scaling back of the search, rather than wandering off topic. I can find no evidence of them searching for Madeleine. If you can't either then it's acceptable to wonder if they were there for other reasons.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Alfie on June 15, 2016, 11:01:51 PM
The hire car? I thought you were implying that they were brought in because the physical searching was scaled back?

Please provide details of how they filled the void left by the scaling back of the search, rather than wandering off topic. I can find no evidence of them searching for Madeleine. If you can't either then it's acceptable to wonder if they were there for other reasons.
Why do you think they were brought in, if not to compensate for the scaling down of the police search as stated by the McCanns themselves, an explanation you clearly refuse to accept?
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: mercury on June 15, 2016, 11:13:46 PM
Maybe they didn't

Kate never said they hired them. As far as I know no-one has been named as hiring them. They just appeared as if by magic, although reference was made to an anonymous rich benefactor.

https://www.controlrisks.com/en/about-us

Not your first port of call as parents of a missing child I would have guessed. Another mystery, why and by who they were brought in.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: pegasus on June 16, 2016, 12:08:11 AM
(snip) Not your first port of call as parents of a missing child I would have guessed. Another mystery, why and by who they were brought in.
Do they ever work for the UK govt?
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: mercury on June 16, 2016, 12:37:57 AM
Do they ever work for the UK govt?

I would imagine yes along with various other large organisations/other govts, seem to be worldwide co.. Reading their pages just goes "woosh" over my head, seems to be a woolworths type of consultancy, does all sorts, so best asking someone else,sorry, I imagine its possible MW called them in, why on earth would a govt call them in? I suppose alot of organisations are connected or influenced or influential on govts, so could havebeen anything? As far as I do understand they are not a private agency for personal cases? Unless they were paid to do exactly this by this secret donator.  Which begs the question were they qualified to? /in their areas of expertise? We need a scratching head emoticon and n an ideal world the mccanns to divulge the whole story once and for all so questions are laid to rest on the dozens of issues that just dont seem to go away and which were not addressed fully in KMs book

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Main_Page

https://www.controlrisks.com/en/services/integrity-risk

http://miscarriageofjustice.co/index.php?topic=3083.0

I also saw this tweet tonight about all these people being sent in pdq under the comment no ordinary family


https://mobile.twitter.com/RussPLFC/status/743136379496972288/photo/1
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: pegasus on June 16, 2016, 03:10:53 AM
(snip) ...I also saw this tweet tonight about all these people being sent in pdq under the comment no ordinary family
...(snip)
http://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClAmlhMXEAAS0Pm.jpg
Thanks Merc. Amazingly even this graphic is incomplete because it omits IFLG
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: pegasus on June 16, 2016, 03:37:09 AM
From one of your links Merc
"used by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office"
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: G-Unit on June 16, 2016, 07:32:40 AM
Why do you think they were brought in, if not to compensate for the scaling down of the police search as stated by the McCanns themselves, an explanation you clearly refuse to accept?

I would appreciate a cite for the bolded statement; I can't find one.

I have this one. An interview with Jane Hill on 25th May. Gerry McCann says he has been advised that private investigators won't help 'at this time'. He doesn't say they haven't got any though;

JH What of the reports that say, perhaps... those people who suggest that some of that money could be sensibly spent on things like private investigators, for example.

GM: Well, you know, the fund, ... was really... really evolved to provide an outlet for people who wanted to contribute financially and these offers, will help us and are helping us and that has helped us to bring in quite a comprehensive legal team and independent sector, consultants as to what we could and should be doing.

I did, address this and the situation hasn't changed that, at this time, with the huge amount of resource from the police, both in the UK and Portugal that the advice is that private investigators will not help.

Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Brietta on June 16, 2016, 09:55:09 AM
Reminder to members to post On Topic ... "So what actual searching was there?".  We must attempt to control the risk of drifting off as we seem to be doing.


(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClAmlhMXEAAS0Pm.jpg)

Good graphic though, Pegasus.  Well worth expanding on the role of each in the search for Madeleine
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: G-Unit on June 16, 2016, 10:42:37 AM
Reminder to members to post On Topic ... "So what actual searching was there?".  We must attempt to control the risk of drifting off as we seem to be doing.


(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/ClAmlhMXEAAS0Pm.jpg)

Good graphic though, Pegasus.  Well worth expanding on the role of each in the search for Madeleine

Perhaps you could begin by showing what searching CRG did, following your assertion that they filled the vacuum left by the scaling back of the GNR searches.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: G-Unit on June 16, 2016, 01:07:44 PM
It seems to be yet another example of explanations being offered based on no evidence at all. I can't find any evidence of Control Risks Group being 'brought in' or 'hired' by the McCanns anyway, let alone to take up the physical search for Madeleine.

They arrived with the IFLG. Were they the 'comprehensive legal team' referred to by Gerry in the 25th May interview? Probably, along with Michael Nicholls QC and Bates Wells and Braithwaite.

CRG seemed to work very closely with the McCann's lawyers. They attended meetings with the couple and their lawyers. The things we know they did seem more connected with the parent's defense than with the search for Madeleine in my opinion.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Alice Purjorick on June 16, 2016, 01:55:25 PM
It seems to be yet another example of explanations being offered based on no evidence at all. I can't find any evidence of Control Risks Group being 'brought in' or 'hired' by the McCanns anyway, let alone to take up the physical search for Madeleine.

They arrived with the IFLG. Were they the 'comprehensive legal team' referred to by Gerry in the 25th May interview? Probably, along with Michael Nicholls QC and Bates Wells and Braithwaite.

CRG seemed to work very closely with the McCann's lawyers. They attended meetings with the couple and their lawyers. The things we know they did seem more connected with the parent's defense than with the search for Madeleine in my opinion.

Were CRG hired by "The Fund" it would show in its accounts.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Alfie on June 16, 2016, 04:35:20 PM
I would appreciate a cite for the bolded statement; I can't find one.

I have this one. An interview with Jane Hill on 25th May. Gerry McCann says he has been advised that private investigators won't help 'at this time'. He doesn't say they haven't got any though;

JH What of the reports that say, perhaps... those people who suggest that some of that money could be sensibly spent on things like private investigators, for example.

GM: Well, you know, the fund, ... was really... really evolved to provide an outlet for people who wanted to contribute financially and these offers, will help us and are helping us and that has helped us to bring in quite a comprehensive legal team and independent sector, consultants as to what we could and should be doing.

I did, address this and the situation hasn't changed that, at this time, with the huge amount of resource from the police, both in the UK and Portugal that the advice is that private investigators will not help.

If you have read Kate's book you will know that they (the McCanns) were within a fee weeks of Madeleine's disappearance growing increasingly frustrated with the PT investgation and were offered the services of private investigators if they wished to use them.  It's all there in the book, pgs 158 to 159.   There are also several newspaper reports citing sources close to the McCanns but obviously you won't accept those as they were clearly made up by the evil MSM for reasons unknown @)(++(*. Now perhaps you could do me the courtesy of finally getting round to answering my question for the third time of asking: why would a couple willingly get an agency like CRG on board if they had hidden their own child's body?  How does it benefit them?
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: G-Unit on June 16, 2016, 06:55:42 PM
If you have read Kate's book you will know that they (the McCanns) were within a fee weeks of Madeleine's disappearance growing increasingly frustrated with the PT investgation and were offered the services of private investigators if they wished to use them.  It's all there in the book, pgs 158 to 159.   There are also several newspaper reports citing sources close to the McCanns but obviously you won't accept those as they were clearly made up by the evil MSM for reasons unknown @)(++(*. Now perhaps you could do me the courtesy of finally getting round to answering my question for the third time of asking: why would a couple willingly get an agency like CRG on board if they had hidden their own child's body?  How does it benefit them?

CRG appeared on 11th May, uninvited and with no warning. That's one week after the disappearance. I didn't see anything about frustration before that, sorry. Of course such complaints always came from 'friends', didn't they, never from the horses mouths as it were.

I don't know why you want my opinion of why the McCanns accepted the involvement of CRG, how would I know? My guess is that CRG were part of the IFLG package, but funded by a mystery benefactor, apparently. Most of their activities appear to be connected to defense of the parents rather than searching for their daughter.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Alfie on June 16, 2016, 07:16:13 PM
CRG appeared on 11th May, uninvited and with no warning. That's one week after the disappearance. I didn't see anything about frustration before that, sorry. Of course such complaints always came from 'friends', didn't they, never from the horses mouths as it were.

I don't know why you want my opinion of why the McCanns accepted the involvement of CRG, how would I know? My guess is that CRG were part of the IFLG package, but funded by a mystery benefactor, apparently. Most of their activities appear to be connected to defense of the parents rather than searching for their daughter.
Re: the bit in bold above.  Why do you think that was then?  I'm sure you don't have to think too hard to work that one out.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: G-Unit on June 16, 2016, 08:47:32 PM
Re: the bit in bold above.  Why do you think that was then?  I'm sure you don't have to think too hard to work that one out.

Do you have any examples of searching by CRG? I have seen no evidence yet that they did.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Alfie on June 16, 2016, 09:21:18 PM
Do you have any examples of searching by CRG? I have seen no evidence yet that they did.

No, I have no examples of searching by CRG apart from newspaper articles claiming they were involved in nvestigating sitings in Morocco, so you win that one - well done.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: G-Unit on June 16, 2016, 11:13:13 PM
No, I have no examples of searching by CRG apart from newspaper articles claiming they were involved in nvestigating sitings in Morocco, so you win that one - well done.

If we are to believe 'sources' and 'friends' then it appears the McCanns were making certain statements in public about the Portuguese authorities and completely different statements about them in private.

I thought it was Metodo 3 and Brian Kennedy who were looking at Morocco.

Our first investigators, the Spanish company Método 3, began working for us in October.
Kate's book.

I'm not interested in 'winning' anything, just in making sure assumptions aren't posted as facts. It's careless and misleading and that's why cites should be provided. I have a cite upholding my opinion of CRG's role, but it only amounts to rumour as it's not based on a direct quote;

 As part of their defense, a separate team of private investigators, Control Risks, has been taking independent witness statements from the McCanns and the seven friends with whom they dined on the night of Madeleine’s disappearance.
 
 They hope the tactic will enable them to rebut persistent claims by the Portuguese police about “suspicious inconsistencies” in the statements their officers had taken.
http://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/press/5sep7/FOXNEWS_30_09-2007.htm
 
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Alfie on June 16, 2016, 11:30:25 PM
If we are to believe 'sources' and 'friends' then it appears the McCanns were making certain statements in public about the Portuguese authorities and completely different statements about them in private. Is that dishonest?

I thought it was Metodo 3 and Brian Kennedy who were looking at Morocco.

Our first investigators, the Spanish company Método 3, began working for us in October.
Kate's book.

I'm not interested in 'winning' anything, just in making sure assumptions aren't posted as facts. It's careless and misleading and that's why cites should be provided. I have a cite upholding my opinion of CRG's role, but it only amounts to rumour as it's not based on a direct quote;

 As part of their defense, a separate team of private investigators, Control Risks, has been taking independent witness statements from the McCanns and the seven friends with whom they dined on the night of Madeleine’s disappearance.
 
 They hope the tactic will enable them to rebut persistent claims by the Portuguese police about “suspicious inconsistencies” in the statements their officers had taken.
http://www.gerrymccannsblogs.co.uk/press/5sep7/FOXNEWS_30_09-2007.htm
Annoyingly I can't copy and paste the relevant section but here is a link to one such newspaper article which name checks CRG in relation to searches in Portugal, Spain and Morocco. Of course its from the MSM so bound to be a planted story, for reasons which are unknown to us at this time.  &%+((£ http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/interpol-probe-into-madeleine-morocco-photo-956993#zTpByRTUUHiFltfx.97

Re: the supposed dishonesty of the McCanns - in public they had to both put on a brave face, and remain completely stumm about the investigation, it would have been illegal to discuss it publicly. However, just as the PJ did, so too did the McCanns make their feelings / suspicions known via other conduits.  If this was being dishonest, then so too were the PJ. 
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Alice Purjorick on June 16, 2016, 11:47:10 PM
"As the inquiry into the Madeleine case continues, her parents, Kate and Gerry, have been warned they could face criminal charges in Portugal for hiring a team of ex-special forces soldiers to help search for her.

The McCanns turned to security firm Control Risks Group after Portuguese police failed to follow up leads and potential sightings of Madeleine.

Sources close to the family said the firm's team were leading a search for Madeleine in three countries - Portugal, Spain and Morocco".


http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/interpol-probe-into-madeleine-morocco-photo-956993#FHqJ5DlsSmU3Va04.97

Check out dates, check out what is said, check out what is implied. Check out what is written in KM's book.
Something don't hang together somewhere as one might say.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: sadie on June 17, 2016, 12:57:35 AM
"As the inquiry into the Madeleine case continues, her parents, Kate and Gerry, have been warned they could face criminal charges in Portugal for hiring a team of ex-special forces soldiers to help search for her.

The McCanns turned to security firm Control Risks Group after Portuguese police failed to follow up leads and potential sightings of Madeleine.

Sources close to the family said the firm's team were leading a search for Madeleine in three countries - Portugal, Spain and Morocco".



http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/interpol-probe-into-madeleine-morocco-photo-956993#FHqJ5DlsSmU3Va04.97

Check out dates, check out what is said, check out what is implied. Check out what is written in KM's book.
Something don't hang together somewhere as one might say.

That report is a little "old hat" now, Alice, doncha think?

It was written in 2007 and updated in 2012.

If anything was going to happen to the Mccanns, as it intimates possible, then I would have thought it would have happened about 9 years ago.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: Alice Purjorick on June 17, 2016, 10:47:47 PM
That report is a little "old hat" now, Alice, doncha think?

It was written in 2007 and updated in 2012.

If anything was going to happen to the Mccanns, as it intimates possible, then I would have thought it would have happened about 9 years ago.

I replied to this once quite on topic but for reasons  unexplained it vanished.
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: mercury on June 17, 2016, 11:19:58 PM
This constant deleting with or without an explanation is getting a bit laborious but without its quite annoying to "most"
Title: Re: No 1 - The Search for Madeleine McCann and Control Risks Group (CRG)
Post by: mercury on June 17, 2016, 11:22:41 PM
Were CRG hired by "The Fund" it would show in its accounts.

Not in the public ones though probably hdden simewhere in all the "legal" and "professional" bits as well as the "campaign " bits, rather alot of money as well as the "including" private nvestigators


http://www.mccannfiles.com/imagelib/sitebuilder/misc/show_image.html?linkedwidth=actual&linkpath=http://www.mccannfiles.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/madeleinesfundgraphic.jpg&target=tlx_picamk1