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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:01 pm

on 27 Jun, 2007, 10:47 ┬╗

in Correio da Manha this morning:

The spanish journalist and investigator Antonio Toscano is meeting the PJ today in Portimao, and promised to reveal everything he knows about Madeleine's alleged kidnapper.

Toscano told CM yesterday that he will travel by plane, in the morning, from Valencia to Seville, then driving to the Algarve by car.

Madeleine's parents have meanwhile announced they have met with the portuguese and british police in order to evaluate the current situation.

Gerry and Kate remain in PDL, but will be moving into another house. The couple is going to rent an apartment in the village and does not intend to leave Portugal.

In Malta, 5 new sightings were reported yesterday, in various locations of that country.

http://www.correiodamanha.pt/noticia.as ... &idCanal=9
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:02 pm

on 27 Jun, 2007, 10:47 ┬╗
in 24Horas this morning:

http://www.24horasnewspaper.com/mostranews.php?id=6336

When he is received today at the Policia Judiciaria in Portimao, Antonio Toscano is going to tell all that he knows about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. And the spanish investigation journalist, who says he has been working in missing children's cases for eight years, assures that he has a lot to tell. He explained to 24Horas yesterday what he allegedly discovered in 45 days of personal investigation – and guaranteed that the girl "is alive, with her kidnapper".

Toscano refers a man known as "El Frances", who Toscano met when he "was undercover in a paedophile ring".

One week after the girl's disappearance, on May 3 in Praia da Luz, the journalist received a call that denounced the alleged suspect. "He was seen in Seville saying he was going to the Algarve, two weeks before Madeleine vanished", Toscano says, who then got busy.

According to the journalist, "El Frances" works "on order". "He is very meticulous and has several people working for him", the journalist explains.

11 years ago, "El Frances" was arrested after an investigation by spanish authorities on a paedophile network. But now he is free and "nobody knows his whereabouts since February". In order to fundament his theory that Madeleine is alive, Toscano refers that she is still with "El Frances" – "he always keeps the children with him for some time until things settle down" – and also that within worldwide paedophile networks it is not usual to kill children. "A paedophile who does that is excluded, because when a child is killed, the police won't ever let go of him", he explains.

The journalist guarantees he has worked in 15 missing children's cases, and 14 of those were found. All these situations were barely covered by the media, though, "with people who talked to me but didn't want their cases publicized".
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:03 pm

on 27 Jun, 2007, 18:19 ┬╗

http://noticias.sapo.pt/lusa/artigo/u8t ... 4%2Bw.html

Portimão, 27 Jun (Lusa) - The spanish journalist António Toscano, who says he has information about the whereabouts of Madeleine McCann, is being heard at the Polícia Judiciária (PJ) in Portimão since 3.30 pm today.

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After being heard by the PJ, the journalist intends to go to Praia da Luz and speak to the child's parents, british couple Gerry and Kate McCann, according to recent statements that he made to the press.

It is not known in what quality Antonio Toscano is being heard by the PJ in Portimão.
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:03 pm

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http://tsf.sapo.pt/online/vida/interior ... =TSF181630

Spanish journalist António Toscano says Madeleine McCann was kidnapped by a paedophile known by the nickname "El Francês". The journalist was heard, this wednesday, as a witness at Polícia Judiciária (PJ) in Portimão, for approximately 2 hours.

António Toscano, who lives in Valencia, Spain, travelled to the Algarve this morning to be heard at the Departamento de Investigação Criminal (Criminal Investigation Department) in Portimão, after having publicly stated that he had information about an alleged kidnapper of the 4-year old british girl, who disappeared in Praia da Luz, Lagos, on May 3rd, while her parents had dinner in a restaurant approximately 50 meters away.

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"It's a man who is approximately 50 years old, 1,70 m high, who has light coloured hair and eyes, and who works in a paedophile network in Europe, with ramifications all over the world", Toscano said.

The journalist, who came to Portugal in the company of the president of the Association for the Defense of Children who are Victims of Sexual Abuse, from Spain, Reinaldo Colas, told the journalists that "the clue that was given to PJ appeared from information that pointed to "El Frances'" involvement, who would have been seen in a bar in Seville, one or two weeks before the girl disappeared".

"I believe and I'm almost certain that he is the author of the kidnapping", Toscano guaranteed the journalists, adding that "the profile that fits Madeleine is worth between one and two million euros in the paedophile environment".

To this "free-lance" journalist, the british girl "is alive, and the network where this kidnapper works does not hurt the children, for then they are persecuted and excluded", adding that the whereabouts of "El Frances" are unknown since February, although, he assures, he "knows he is in Europe".

Toscano, who describes himself as an "investigative journalist" for the last eight years, says he knows the paedophile world and assures he was successful "in 14 of the 15 missing child cases he investigated" in Spain, observing he has been working on Madeleine's case for 46 days "on his own account and without any interest in the reward" that is offered for information concerning the girl's whereabouts.

"If my information is determinant to find Madeleine, the money will go to child support organizations", Toscano assured.

After being heard at PJ, the journalist, who will stay in Portugal for two or three days, intends to go to Praia da Luz to speak to the child's parents, british couple Gerry and Kate McCann.
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:04 pm

on 28 Jun, 2007, 10:18 ┬╗

this morning in 24Horas:

http://www.24horasnewspaper.com/mostranews.php?id=6354

Robert Murat cornered by witnesses

On the night Madeleine disappeared, on May 3, many tourists and locals from Vila da Luz joined the searches for the child. And, according to information gathered by 24Horas, Robert Murat was one of those locals. Witnesses saw the british man – until now, the only arguido in the process – going in and out of the apartment from where the child was allegedly kidnapped. And that fact, that was reported to Policia Judiciaria, would not be suspicious except for the fact that Murat declared, as an alibi, that he had not left his house all night.

"This is at the core of the investigation", a source connected to the investigation told 24Horas, thus excusing himself from stating any more details about this fact.

The truth is that Murat, when he was interrogated at PJ's offices in Portimao, guaranteed that he "spent all night with his mother, at home", a source at Policia Judiciaria confirmed to 24Horas.
That argument has apparently been used by the british man to justify his innocence, in the case of Madeleine's disappearance. And it was also based on that argument that Robert Murat denied having made any phone calls to Sergey Malinka, the russian computer expert who lives in Vila da Luz, who was heard by the PJ as a witness, a few days after Murat was named an arguido.

The phone call, and the contradiction between the place where he was during the night of the disappearance, led the PJ to suspect Murat. And these were the most important elements that led to the british man's arguido status, and that originated the searches at the house where he lives with his mother.

These two facts are joined by Robert Murat's suspicious behaviour when, a few day after the child's disappearance, he rented a car at a local rent-a-car. This last element was meanwhile justified by Tuck Price, Murat's friend who liaised with the press, by the fact that Robert's personal vehicle was broken.

The phone call to the russian computer expert was denied by Sergey Malinka himself. Yesterday, Tuck Price denied that Murat had been in the McCann's apartment on the night the little girl vanished. "That is impossible", he assured, "there cannot be any witnesses for that because Robert was at home all night".
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:05 pm

on 28 Jun, 2007, 22:39 ┬╗
Madeleine: PJ states it is not possible to connect the couple detained in Spain to the disappearance

28 de Junho de 2007, 21:09

Lisboa, 28 Jun (Lusa) – PJ announced today that until this moment it is "not possible to put responsibility" on the couple that was arrested today in Algeciras (Spain) for the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

PJ refers, in a communiqu├® made at the end of this day, that the couple, 61 and 54 years old, was arrested "for committing other crimes".

The Judiciaria states that they have been following "for several days" the development of police action in order to capture the suspects in Spain, "considering and eliminating any connection to Madeleine's case, as we have been doing with other leads that come to our knowledge".

Elements from the PJ accompanied the police action in the area, which led to the couple's arrest, adding that "procedures continue, so we can collect all the elements that are adequate to the clearance of any suspicions".

According to sources contacted by Lusa, the arrested man is an italian national and had an international arrest warrant that was emitted by France.

Although PJ does not confirm the detainees' identities, various spanish media refer that the woman is a portuguese citizen.
Meanwhile, PJ's spokesman for this case, Olegario de Sousa, told Lusa agency that "for now we have no confirmation that this couple is involved in Madeleine McCann's disappearance".

A source close to PJ has previously told Lusa that the italian man who was detained today by spanish police near Cádiz (Spain) "is not referenced as a paedophile", but had been calling a lawyer in Malaga, saying he knew "things" about the disappearance of Madeleine.

According to the same source, the man is referenced by police authorities as an art forger and not as a paedophile, and his detention was the result of a joint operation between french, portuguese and italian polices.

After having been arrested by spanish police, the man – whose identity was not revealed – was prepared to talk about the disappearance of the english girl, but police doubts his credibility.
According to the same source, the man lived in a "super-protected" house near Cadiz, which made his detention very difficult.

Another source with the investigation stated that the italian is wanted in France for being a suspect in a plot to kill a judge.

Spanish media admit the possibility that the detainee had the purpose to extort money from the english girl's parents.
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:06 pm

on 28 Jun, 2007, 22:40 ┬╗
from SIC site:

http://sic.sapo.pt/online/noticias/pais ... spanha.htm

Arrests in South of Spain

Italian man and portuguese woman are suspected of connection to Madeleine's disappearance

An italian man and a portuguese woman were arrested in Spain and are suspected of connections to the disappearance of Madeleine. The man's arrest was made possible by an international arrest warrant that implicated him in a plot to kill a french judge. The 2 suspects were detained this morning in a location 30 kms from Algeciras, in a joint operation from spanish, portuguese and french police.

The spanish newspaper El Pais reported this afternoon that an italian citizen had been arrested and that he was a suspect for being involved in the disappearnce of Maddie. PJ has meanwhile denied any connection to that case. At the beginning of the evening, there was confirmation of two detentions. An italian man and a portuguese woman.

The National Corps of the Spanish Police arrested the italian and his companion at the village of Sotogrande, in an operation that started in the early morning, around 5 am.

At the moment of his arrest, the man wanted to give information on Madeleine but the police gave his statement very little credit. The italian used to call a lawyer in Malaga, saying he knew "things" about the british child's disappearance.

The Policia Judiciaria assures that until now it was not possible to establish a connection between the detained man and the gril's kidnapping.

The italian is suspected of planning the death of a french judge. For that reason, there was an international arrest warrant emitted by France. The spanish authorities say his portuguese companion was detained for identification, as she was not the object of any arrest warrant.

In the area where they were detained, elements of an anti-kidnapping unit were present, and have already searched the house.

Statement from Polícia Judiciária

The operation was accompanied by two elements from Policia Judiciaria (violent crime unit).

Concerning the news reports of two arrests in Algeciras, the PJ informs that it has been "accompanying the development of this police action in Spain for several days, considering and eliminating any connection to Madeleine's case".
In a communiqu├®, the PJ states that "the operation obtained the localization of a couple aged 61 and 54 years. But until this moment we cannot put responsibility on this couple for committing other crimes".

The PJ assures that "diligences continue, in order to collect all adequate elements for the clearing of suspicions".
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:07 pm

on 29 Jun, 2007, 9:09 ┬╗
This morning in 24Horas

http://www.24horasnewspaper.com/mostranews.php?id=6363

Portuguese woman and italian man arrested in Spain

They blackmailed the McCanns

The italian man and the portuguese woman that were arrested in Spain yesterday are suspected of trying to extort 4 million euros from the parents of little Madeleine McCamm. Danio Chemello, a 61 year old man with a criminal record, and Aurora Pereira Vaz, a 54 year old woman from Oporto, were detained yesterday in Sotogrande, in the southern spanish province of Cadiz.

The couple "tried to contact Madeleine's parents to obtain a reward", the spanish Interior Ministry informed. It was shortly after 5 a.m. when several elements of the spanish National Police Corps and Anti-kidnapping group entered an apartment in Urbanizacion Valegrande. Their goal: to detain an italian citizen and to identify his companion.

The operation was accompanied on the tearrin by 2 elements from PJ's violent crime unit, and by italian investigators.

There was an international arrest warrant pending for Danio Chemello, emitted by french Justice, which is not related to Madeleine's kidnapping case.

About the italian, it is known he is from Sandrico, Vicenza. The woman was just detained for identification purposes.

A few hours after the case was revealed, the italian Foreign Affairs Ministry stated that from the contacts that were maintained between the local authorities and the diplomatic network, there was "no connection with the case" of Maddie's kidnapping.

Olegario de Sousa, the PJ spokesman, stated late last afternoon that the italian detainee "is a stranger to the girl's kidnapping".

Later, in a communiqu├®, PJ announced it was not possible to "put responsibility" on the couple for the kidnapping.

An art work forger, a suspect in a criminal plot, condemned to one and a half year in jail for mistreating his daughter – all of this in France – Danio is mainly being investigated for connections to the attempt of extorting 4 million Euros from Madeleine's parents, in exchange for information about the child's whereabouts. Urbanizacion Valegrande, where the couple was arrested, is a luxurious and "super-protected" redisential area. According to information from various italian media, when the elements of the National Police entered the house, they also found a small empty bed.
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:07 pm

on 29 Jun, 2007, 9:29 ┬╗
This morning in Correio da Manha

http://www.correiomanha.pt/noticia.asp? ... al=9&p=200

The italian who was arrested ysterday by police authorities in southern Spain, and who was preparing to extort money from Madeleine's parents in exchange for information about her whereabouts, was denounced by a spanish lawyer.

Danilo Chemello is 61 years old, a natural from Vicenza, and was arrested in Sotogrande (near Cadiz) under international arrest warrants for plotting in the homicide of a french judge. His wife, a portuguese resident of Algarve (Aurora Pereira) was still being interrogated last night. It was unknown whether or not she would stay detained.

The whereabouts of this man was one of many leads followed by Policia Judiciaria, while searching for Madeleine. Two or three weeks ago, portuguese authorities were contacted by a lawyer, whom the italian would have told, in Spain, that he knew were the child was being held. International cooperation prompted the immediate information exchange, and the man was immediately under tight surveillance. The authorities then verified that he was wanted in France, with a pending international arrest warrant for 5 years. It was also someone who frequently changed his residence, and was living in Spain for a short time. He had already served a sentence for abusing his underage daughter.


Yesterday, around 5 a.m, when the spanish police started its operation (that involved the cooperation of 2 elements from Policia Judiciaria), they found nothing related to Madeleine. Not one clue, not the slightest element that might indicate the girl may have been in that house, a villa in the Algeciras area.

CM could also find out that the alleged extortion attempt (or fraud, if it is proved that the italian knew nothing about the child) was in its initial stages. There had been no demand for money yet, nor any direct contact with the McCann family. The man had only contacted the lawyer, trying to negotiate the reward, which is now over 15 million.


A police source informed CM that the investigation continies. Other diligences will be made in order to try to establish if there is any connection, even indirect, between the italian and the child's kidnapping.
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:08 pm

on 29 Jun, 2007, 15:10 ┬╗

from RTP (Radio Televisao Portuguesa) news site:

Spanish police does not give any further statements about the two detainees

A spanish judge declared a judicial secrecy status on the detention, in Spain, of an italian man and a portuguese woman who allegedly tried to extort money from Madeleine McCanns' parents.

The order from the spanish judge in the city of Torremolinos means that the police can no longer comment on developments of the case, although both suspects are still detained, a spokesman with the spanish police stated today under anonimity.

Police arrested the couple on Thursday in Sotogrande, near to the city of San Roque, in the south of Spain.

Spanish newspaper El Mundo identified the portuguese woman as Aurora Pereira.

Citing the italian agency Ansa, the newspaper says she has a 10-year old sentimental relationship with the other detainee, italian Danilo Chemello, 61, from Sandrico (Vincenza).

An international arrest warrant had been issued for Chemello by France, for participating in a criminal plot, and the detainee had already served an 18-month prison sentence in France for mistreating an underage daughter.


Two agents from Policia Judiciaria participated in the detentions, Associated Press reported today.

An inspector from PJ declared to AP that there is a suspicion that the two detainees are involved in Madeleine's case, but he stated there are no concrete evidence yet.

The national director of PJ told Lusa today that several inspectors are in Spain, working with the spanish police.

Concerning the detained italian, Alipio Ribeiro refered that the police "is waiting to find out what information he possesses", but alerted that for the time being "no false expectations must be created".

According to a spokesman with spanish police, the couple had tried "to claim the reward that is being offered by the parents" of Madeleine McCann, who disappeared from the bedroom where she was sleeping on May 3 in Praia da Luz, Algarve.

Spanish police sources also state that for now there is not a direct connection to the child's disappearance, and the same is being reported by sources at the italian Foreign Affairs Ministry.
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:09 pm

on 29 Jun, 2007, 16:18 ┬╗
today in Sol (PT newspaper):

http://sol.sapo.pt/PaginaInicial/Socied ... t_id=42400

Journalist's testimony without "credibility" for PJ

The testimony of the spanish journalist Antonio Toscano "does not deserve particular credibility" for Policia Judiciaria (PJ), the national director of this entity says

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"One of the police's functions is to analyze all the clues. There are some that are more credible than others, and this one (the spanish journalist's deposition) does not deserve particular credibility from us", he said.
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:10 pm

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from LUSA:

Madeleine: Couple arrested in Spain wanted to extort 4 million Euros - Il Messaggero

June 29, 2007, 21:25

Lisboa, 29 Jun (Lusa) – Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reports today that the couple that was detained on Thursday, in Spain, was planning to take possession of the 4 million Euros that were promised to whoever would provide information about Madeleine's whereabouts.

The couple "is not involved in the kidnapping and knows nothing", a police source has told the newspaper.

The two individuals detained in Cadiz, Spain, are italian Danilo Chemello, 61, and his portuguese partner Aurora Pereira Vaz.

The newspaper reports that Chemello will be transferred to Madrid during the next days, where he will be at the disposal of a National Audience judge, so he can be extradited to France for "illicit association".

The newspaper also states that 4-year old Madeleine has become "a symbol for the numerous missing children" worldwide.
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:11 pm

on 30 Jun, 2007, 9:09 ┬╗
in Correio da Manha this morning:

http://www.correiomanha.pt/noticia.asp? ... &idCanal=9

Aurora Vaz Pereira, the portuguese woman detained by spanish authorities for suspicion of being involved in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, is suspected of belonging to an illegal child adoption network.

Just like the italian Danilo Chemello, her partner, the woman has a criminal record in Italy, where she was condemned to a suspended sentence of 5 years in jail.

In the villa where both resided, in Sotogrande, near Cadiz, authorities found several news clippings about Madeleine's disappearance, that reveal the couple's interest in the case. This is probably why they planned their attempt of extorsion on the family, that consisted in trying to receive a reward of four millions.

The house was completely searched by scientific police on Thursday. Yet, no trace of Madeleine was found, which led authorities to abandon the idea that the couple might actually know the child's whereabouts.

CM could further establish that both ended up arrested for other crimes. On the man, italian Danilo Chemello, an international arrest warrant was pending for conspiracy to kill a french judge, five years ago, while the woman is wanted for possibly belonging to an illegal child adoption network, with international ramifications.

Danilo Chemello has also been condemned before, to an 18-month sentence in prison, for mistreating a child. The girl was imprisoned in his house, where she was treated like an animal. She was found taped to a chair.

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Danilo and Aurora have been living together for approximately ten years. She is 58, he is 61 and they don't have children together. They both have a criminal record and Danilo is the one with the larger personal wealth, made in the area of selling "gravel". On Thurday, when police (spanish and portuguese) were in their house, Aurora accompanied the searches until 1p.m. Then she was taken into a police station, from where she left to be heard by a judge. Danilo entered the same police station at 7.30 p.m., but during the night was transferred to Algeciras, from where he then left by 5 p.m., to be interrogated by police in La Linea (the spanish side of Gibraltar). Both will be led today to the presence of a judge in San Roque.
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:12 pm

on 30 Jun, 2007, 9:32 ┬╗
in 24Horas today:

http://www.24horasnewspaper.com/mostranews.php?id=6382

Suspects of extortion on McCanns have a history with justice

Danilo e Aurora to be heard today

The portuguese woman and the italian man that were arrested on Thursday in the South of Spain, and are suspected of connections to the kidnapping of Madeleine McCann, were kept in separate cells at police departments in Algeciras and La Linea. They will be heard today, after 9 a.m., by a judge at the Court of San Roque, 24Horas could establish at the Supreme Court in Granada.

Portuguese and spanish police maintain their suspicions of a connection of this couple to an extorsion attempt of 4 million Euro from Maddie's parents, but they do not confirm their involvement in the english child's kidnapping.

Contacted by 24Horas, inspector Olegario Sousa, from PJ, admitted the possibility that Gerry and Kate McCann denounced the extorsion.

The contact would have been made through an attorney in Malaga, who was contacted by Chemello and Aurora.

"I know there was a third person who contacted either the family or PJ, delivering information", the inspector said.

"The connection between PJ and the parents is very close, but it could have been us receiving the call", he assumed.

Sky News reported yesterday that the McCanns said they "have no interest whatsoever in anyone who is arrested by the police, that is not directly connected to their daughter's kidnapping". And they add that whenever they receive a call that is related to the case, they forward the issue to the pollice.

Danilo Chemello, 61, and Aurora Vaz Pereira, 54, are old acquaintances for the french and italian authorities. According to daily "Corriere della Sera", their history is a mix of "a crime flick with a horror movie".

Known in his home region, Sandrigo (vicenza) as the "gravel king", Chemello, an ex-millionaire, is a succesful entrepreneur who went on to be a convict. Aurora Vaz Pereira also has been condemned before. When he was still a businessman, Danilo fell in love with the "very beautiful" woman from Oporto, who was then married to the Director of Change Agencies in Rome, Alberto Tana, with whom she has a daughter. They elope, but the romance turns into nightmare over night.

In 1996, Aurora's ex-husband is shot. The Public Ministry accuses Chemello and his partner of having ordered the homicide attempt, while fighting for custody of the daughter, Carolina.
Danilo and Aurora are also accused of instigating corruption and for the possession of firearms. Before that, they had been accused of possessing 200 gr of cocaine: the drugs had been planted in the ex-husband's car by a policeman under their orders. In 2001, they are condemned to five years in prison.

The couple disappears, but they keep living well, until in 2003, Aurora's daughter Carolina denounces the mistreatment inflicted by Chemello on his own 5-year old daughter.

Police found her in "a dark room, sitting on the floor and bound with tape", "Corriere della Sera" writes. The child was barely clothed and was fed only liquids.

"Imprisoned like an animal", investigators would say.

Chemello and his legitimate wife are condemned to 18 months in prison for abusing the child.
The arrest warrant that was emitted by a french court – and which led to the arrest of Chemello and Aurora this week – adds a new crime to this list: criminal association to commit fraud.
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Postby Maya » Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:12 pm

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in Correio da Manha this morning:

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Danilo Chemello and Aurora Vaz Pereira were heard yesterday by spanish Justice, two day after having been detained in a luxury resort in southern Spain, for suspicions of being connected to the disappearance of english girl Madeleine McCann.

The italian was heard by a judge from Audiencia Nacional, in Madrid, because of an international arrest warrant that was emitted in France. His portuguese partner gave a statement before a first circuit court, in San Roque, where her residence belongs to, and returned to the comissariat of La Linea. The judge will decide on a coaction measure tomorrow, and it is likely that he will interrogate the italian man in a process that is, for now, of extorsion on Maddie's parents.

An official source with the Supreme Court of Justice in Andalucia, located in Granada, told CM that "the judge decided to extend the detention". During interrogation there was apparently a disagreement between judge Ana Cabellos and the apparently officious attorney of the portuguese woman, but that was not the reason why the decision was delayed. Questioned about whether the postponing of her decision was related to the parallel interrogation of Danilo at the National Audience, the judicial source in Granada answered: "The police investigation continues". The portuguese woman can be held without a coaction measure until tomorrow. A police source in La Linea confided that Aurora "will not leave the comissariat before Monday".

This indecision, the intensity of searches made at the couple's rented home, the 48 hours that passed between the detention and the presence in a judicial interrogation, the judicial secret that was imposed on the case, which was specifically decided by a judge in Torremolinos, seem to excede the presumed crime of extorsion attempt – on the McCanns – that Danilo and Aurora are apparently suspected of. Yet, for the time being, the investigation related to Maddie is centered on the extorsion scenario, because no clues were found of the child's presence in the house. Aurora is also being investigated for involvement in an illegal adoption network, on behalf of french authorities.

In Valgrande, the couple would have been in the company of two underage children, who were placed in a foster home in La Linea, under the responsibility of social services of the government of Andalucia. The identity of those two children was not revealed by spanish authorities.

Danilo Chemello was yesterday subjected to his first judicial interrogation but did not respond for the Madeleine case. The italian industrial was called because of an international arrest warrant that was emitted in France, and the audience will decide on his extradition, a decision that will take into consideration the suspicions that are pending on this individual concerning the Maddie case. According to the Supreme Court of Justice in Andalucia, "it is likely that he will return to San Roque today or tomorrow, to respond on the Madeleine case". There is also a possibility that the National Audience will call upon itself the judicial interrogation relating to the girl's disappearance, and that may be the reason why 4 agents from the Policia Judicial have travelled to Madrid with the italian man, carrying envelopes and a case identified as 'Biological Samples'.



Aurora Vaz Pereira was in the San Roque Court for over six hours. Before that, she had been for an hour at the court's door, locked inside a police car, under a stifling heat and under close scrutiny of video cameras. At the end of the day, she left without a judge's decision. She returned to the same comissariat from where she had left in the morning, and at the door an ambulance was placed for prevention purposes.

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Madeleine's parents considered that the detentions that were made in Spain are "a clear sign that european police forces are treating all leads that are related with the disappearance in a very serious way".

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The child's father has received his wallet back, which had been stolen in London. The thief kept the Pounds but returned all the cards and 30 euros.

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