Sunday, 10 February 2008

McCann's private detectives chargng Find Madeleine fund £50,000 per month in EXPENSES

Last updated at 21:55pm on 10th February 2008
Kate and Gerry McCann's private detectives are charging the Find Madeleine fund £50,000 a month in expenses, it was revealed yesterday.

The costs charged by Spanish agency Metodo 3, appointed in September to find the missing girl, are on top of its £8,000 monthly fee - which is paid by one of the couple's wealthy supporters.
Metodo 3's expenses are the biggest single cost to the fund, which collected £1.2million in donations, but is expected to run dry within months.

It was previously thought that the agency was hired for a flat monthly fee of £50,000.
But it agreed £8,000 a month, plus unlimited expenses to take on the case, which has boosted its profile.

If its "operational costs" top £50,000 the excess is met by the McCanns' wealthy backers, such as double glazing tycoon Brian Kennedy. He is to review Metodo 3's six-month contract before it expires next month.

The couple's spokesman Clarence Mitchell said the agency was "doing valuable work on the ground".

He added: '"The £50,000 is for legitimate operational costs, having people scattered around different countries.

"The fund contributes £50,000 a month of publicly donated money because it's money to help find her. We feel that's proper use of that money."

From the Daily Mail

3 comments:

Sass said...

It says in the article that this case will boost Metodo's profile, but do any of you think it is actually doing this? There have been too many comments made by them about their pending success but they haven't really delivered.

The story of the American girl in Morocco just kind of disappeared and in light of their big-mouthed comments, I could imagine it not being true!

I don't think they are being deliberately manipulating though - I really think that they genuinely believe that they will find Madeleine.

What do you all think?

Rosiepops said...

I think they need M3 because of their ability to speak different langauges fluently.

Kaye said...

I am not too sure about them at all. I begin to wonder if they are worth the money they are costing.
But then I could be wrong and their success so far is being kept quiet and hidden behind their spin. They could be trying to make themselves look hopeless to confuse the PJ.

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