4 Feb 2009
MICHAEL WRIGHT BEHIND MASSIVE MONEY EARNER?
A rather useful compilation of super mummies who lost their kids I thought, sent to me by our Niki, thanks! I dont think these supermummies need any naming! Two down one to go...
Michael Wright, John McCann and Trish Cameron hold the family fort at Maddie's anniversary do in PDL which Kate and Gerry were indisposed to attend...
Michael Wright and Gerry engrossed in confidential discussions, away from any listening devices!
Michael Wright and Gerry have a confidential chat away from prying ears, and Gerry taps out one of his "texts". As ever, Wright, catches the camera pointing his way...
Michael Wright and Kate McCann on 9 May 2007, just 6 days after Maddie's "disappearance"
If you look at the early reports of who was rallying business, rugby and football clubs etc to make the Madeleine Campaign truly massive, there are two other names that constantly figure besides Gerry McCann, Michael Wright and John McCann.
Michael Wright is a relative of Kate's by marriage, his wife's mother is the sister of Kate's mother and lives in the Isle of Man, lots of people think this is Rosie? In the pictures above we see him walking breezily with Kate McCann on 9 May just 6 days after Maddie went missing, we see him eyeing the camera lens as he stands in the sea having a private chat with Gerry away from the prying ears of bugs and microphones, we see him with his fund raising pal, John McCann at the Anniversary event, complete with balloons of course, that Maddie's parents sadly could not manage to attend.
In his rogatory interview below we see him deny he was there on 3 May, clearly the police must have thought he might have been. He explains how he went over to assist Kate and Gerry on no less than 6 occasions. WE see him slyly suggest George from the Pizza place saw a man with a child. It is not surprising people view this man with intense suspicion and very much a major player in Team McCann.
Occupation: Director of Finance
This statement (consisting of 4 pages and signed by me) is true and in line
with my understanding. With evidence that, once proven otherwise,
be subject to be sued if you witnessed something voluntarily with
known to be false or does not correspond to the truth.
Date: April 16, 2008
I am the person above refrenciada and live with my wife Anne-Marie and our children,
K (13 years old) and P(11 years of age) at the address previously provided to
My wife is from the press and I know Kate McCann to Kate since their 8 years of age.
She used to spend holidays with their parents in Isle of Man where I lived. My wife and
Kate arrivals are quite familiar. I know Gerry McCann since 1997 when left with
Kate and the first to marry.
I have seen the Gerry and Kate very often, but always in encontravamo us
Festive family events such as weddings and christenings. Does not attend the wedding
them because the Anne-Marie was sick and also not attended the christening of children
because we were away on vacation. However, since the birth of twins Sean
Amelie and that we have found more frequently. In August 2006 visit came
in our home for a weekend and was very pleasant. For our part,
visited the Gerry and Kate in Rothley in November 2006 and they repeated the visit
Again in February 2007. The dynamics of the group works very well together and
It makes us all very well. We are planning a vacation in family in June 2007 to
I never was in Portugal on Thursday, 03 May 2007 at the height of
Madeleine's disappearance. Around the 23:00 that night, I received a phone call from the mother of
Anne-Marie told us very embarrassed that the disappearance of Madeleine. The aunt Nora
Canada was in Skipton and would return to Canada the next morning. My suggestion
Nora was lead to a return to Liverpool. All of us believe that Madeleine would appear in
hours, so that drove the Nora back to Liverpool in the early hours of Friday
Wednesday, May 04, 2007. I was in Liverpool. I talked on the phone with Kate between 10.00 and
the 11.00 that morning and confirmed that she wanted the presence of the mother, the father of Nora and next
her. The family got Liasion shape of the mother, the father of Nora and travel to Portugal
that same afternoon. I went with them to the airport in Manchester. Kate's mother asked me
who were in Portugal and I agreed on condition that the first talk with Gerry and Kate.
On Saturday, 05 May 2007 caught the plane at the airport from Leeds Bradford to Faro and
I caught a taxi from the airport to the complex of Mark Warner. Initially I was staying
in the same apartment complex where Kate and Gerry were. The first days were
very hectic, always surrounded by the media and the situation seemed very
transitory, relatives and friends slept where they could. On Friday, May 11, 2007,
back to home and spent the weekend with my family.
After that made five trips to Portugal on the following dates:
From Monday May 14, 2007 to Friday May 18, 2007. Traveled alone and
when it was helped in my power to campaign for Madeleine.
From Friday June 8, 2007 the day Wednesday June 13, 2007. Traveled with my
wife Anne-Marie. This movement aimed at taking care of twins Sean and
Amelie while Kate and Gerry did a brief passage by Morocco.
From Thursday July 12 2007 to Friday July 13, 2007. Traveled alone and returned
with Kate, and San Amelie to attend the baptism of my children. He had spoken with Gerry
before the phone and learned that was in the United Kingdom in meetings and asked me to
would help Kate and the twins so they could be present. Kate, Gerry, Sean and
Amelie returned to Portugal on Sunday morning of July 15, 2007.
From Wednesday August 22 2007 to Saturday 01 September 2007. Out with Anne-Marie
and our children, Katie and Patrick to replace Sandy and Trish CAMERON. During this
period previously spoken with Kate and Gerry about the best time to return to the Kingdom
Kingdom. Was provisionally established the second week in September and I contacted a
the removal firm in Lagos on my behalf and collected boxes and tape. We started
then to encase everything that could be saved, such as letters, postcards and so forth.
From Friday September 7 2007 to Sunday September 9, 2007. The Gerry called me
the night before and told me he would be interviewed the following day. Traveled alone and
Sandy Cameron met at the airport and get a taxi to the villa. Kate, Gerry and
twins, Sandy and Trish Cameron and Eileen McCann left Portugal on Sunday morning and
I returned alone to Britain that same evening after making a clearing to
During my first trips to Portugal I was staying in apartments in the complex
Mark Warner. In July, August and September is the villa rented by Kate and Gerry. No
I remember nothing strange in any of the places where they remained. Not tried
particularly anything suspicious or strange but I remember paying attention to
apartments of the complex of Mark Warner, and consider a hypothetical sites which
intruder could use as a hideout.
During my first two trips to Portugal, I remember that Kate and Gerry
went on a swing, but spent much time with them, particularly at night
meals. Often seen with the more mundane Sandy to things such as check the
correspondence. Received many emails regarding the campaign and there were many who
were grounds for discussion, but our meetings with Kate and Gerry during the day was
very irregular. During my stay in the villa, our time together was more
For the behavior of Kate and Gerry after the disappearance of Madeleine,
presence in its desperation first hand, how they cried and were destroçados
where they were not in official meetings or giving press conferences. Was
embarrassing to watch. They also saw how they remained organized and controlled in
meetings and in front of the media, and I felt proud and impressed with his power of
self-control at those times.
At the time I traveled with Anne-Marie on June 8, 2007, to Kate and Gerry had
a vehicle for hire. It was a car of seven seats, I believe that a Renault Espace. The Gerry
suggested putting me on the list of policyholders so that I could drive the car while
they would leave for Morocco, but I thought not necessary because would be
out just a few days. When I went to Portugal on July 12, 2007 was received in
by Kate airport that led the Renault Espace.
It was then on our trip to Portugal to August 22, 2007 that Gerry suggested that I was
added to the contract of rent a car and driver extra and I accepted. The Gerry and I
We went to Lagos and was included in the contract as additional drivers.
Drove the car regularly in August and September to make the purchases of
supermarket, take the trash the house and the garden area for recycling in Praia da Luz and
also take the twins to kindergarten and the beach, and trips to the airport. I was also passenger in
car on several occasions, especially during the months of June and July when Gerry or the
There were several areas of dump / recycling of garbage in the area and we used the following:
Two containers of garbage in the ownership of the villa, one in the main entrance and another at the top of the
An area of dumping of garbage / recycling on the road from the cemetery, an area of
dump / recycling on the road above the complex of Mark Warner and an area of
dump / recycling on the road between the village and the church.
The waste was generated in the garden where the gardener visited us and usually consisted
by the palm leaves and grasses. Gerry and I used to take this garbage containers
at the top of the property.
I never noticed nothing strange in the vehicle when it traveled.
I noticed some unpleasant odors numerous occasions that I believe are caused by
diapers of twins. The diapers were placed in rubbish bags and waiting
to be discarded in containers, causing odor.
I am not aware of any spill of any articles or the cleaning of
vehicle after the hypothetical spill.
I know the twins traveled in space in more than twenty occasions. For example for
creche, beach at Sagres, airport and Burgau.
I am absolutely sure that Kate and Gerry were not able to hide the body of
Madeleine and then move it to dump.
For additional information and would like to add that on Sunday May 6
2007 went to Pizza in Praia da Luz and bought a large quantity of pizzas. I was
answered by a girl from Liverpool. Explained to him my relationship with McCann and her
told me that his father "George" had sighted a man to carry a child in the lap
early hours of Friday May 04, 2007 in the resort. I asked him if her father talk
with the Portuguese authorities. I do not know if this information was ever investigated.
I have no further information considered relevant or irrelevant.
On Wednesday, April 16, 2008, between 10h11 and 11h18 I was interviewed on the DVD
Dc xxxx Police in Leicestershire in FHQ. I am on my honor that the
I witnessed in the interview is true according to my knowledge.
This testimony was prepared by me is true and according to my knowledge
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Email from Stuart Prior on 23 April 2008 to Ricardo Manuel Gonçalves Paiva
Synopsis re statement of Michael Terrence WRIGHT 16th April 2008
Michael's wife (Anne-Marie) is the cousin of Kate McCANN but has known her since she was about 8 years old when she used to holiday on The Isle of Man where he used to live. He has known Gerry since 1997 when he started to go out with Kate. They now generally meet up on key family events.
The families stayed together in each others homes in 2006 and February 20117 and were planning a family holiday in the UK in June 2007.
He received a phone call around 11pm on 3rd May from his wife's mother informing him that Madeleine had been taken from her bed. Between 10am and 11am that morning he again spoke with Kate who wanted her parents to join them in Portugal.
Michael went out to Portugal on 5th May and initially stayed above Kate and Gerry on the Mark Warner complex. He returned to the UK on 11th May but made five further trips to Portugal;
14th May to 18th May, 8th June to 13th June with his wife and they looked after the twins when Kate and Gerry, went to Morocco.
12th July to 13th July he returned with Kate and the twins to attend the christening of his own children while Gerry was already in the UK. The McCANN'S returned to Portugal on 15th July.
22nd August to 1st September to replace the CAMERON family. Here he assisted in arranging the return of Gerry and Kate by booking a removal firm in Lagos in his name. 7th September to 9th September. He helped clean up the villa as the McCANNS with the CAMERONS and Eileen McCANN returned home on 9th September.
In August and September he stayed in Gerry and Kate's rented villa.
Michael assisted with the running of the Madeline campaign and describes Gerry and Kate as distraught, and how they crumbled and sobbed when not out at official meetings or media conferences.
Michael was aware of the hire of the Renault Espace; he was collected from the airport by Kate on 12th July in it and drove the vehicle regularly in August and September. He used the vehicle for shopping, and to the rubbish/recycling area in Praia for the removal of gardening rubbish. He drove the twins to the beach and kiddies club and also for airport runs. Other times he would be a passenger when Gerry or Sandy Cameron would drive.
A number of refuse sites were used. Two areas on the villa estate, at the main entrance and at the top of the hill. A site on Cemetery Road, a site on a road above the Mark Warner complex and a site between the villa and the church.
On a number of occasions he noticed an unpleasant smell in the vehicle that he put down to the twins used nappies which had been discarded with the general waste. He was not aware of any spillages in the vehicle or anyone cleaning it.
Michael further stated that on 6th May he purchased a large quantity of Pizza's from the pizza shack on the beach at Praia da Luz. The girl serving him was from Liverpool and after introductions she said her father "George" had seen a man carrying a child in the early hours of 4th May in the resort. He is unaware if "George" has ever spoken to the authorities.
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He is not a director of the Fund however, they are:
* Peter Hubner; a retired consultant;
* Brian Kennedy, a retired head teacher;
* John McCann, a medical representative;
* Edward Smethurst – A Commercial lawyer;
* Doug Skehan, clinical director in cardiology at Glenfield Hospital;
* Jon Corner – Director of a media company;
* Michael Linnett, a retired accountant
So, we have a couple of doctors and friends of Gerry McCann, a salesman/his brother, a commercial lawyer, an accountant and a media and film man, Jon Corner. If the objects of the Fund were to make a lot of money, protect that money and the Funds interests and use the media etc to promote that Fund one could easily understand such people being chosen, including of course to protect Kate and Gerry McCann. But when we think of the title of that Fund Leaving No Stone Unturned to Find Madeleine it becomes clear what a farce this is.
Do accountants, lawyers, media and salesman have any expertise whatsoever in locating missing children? Would their approach be the right one, or would their approach only be the right one for Kate and Gerry?
Who is the main director of this Fund, Gerry's brother, the one, who with Michael Wright from the very outset was such a massive Fund organiser.
Has this ever been about finding little Maddie or just creating a Fund of massive wealth?
I would argue the intention was to make it even more wealthy than we have seen. The McCanns Arguido status from September 07 to July 08 clearly had a major impact upon the Fund's earning potential and the dismay this caused among Team McCann was only too clear.
Gone were their plans to court American film makers, Oprah Winfrey etc given they were told, this story has to have an ending and the McCanns have to be innocent.
But this has not entirely stopped them amassing a very wealthy Fund, just in the first ten months alone £1.8M and as the accounts reveal just a small percentage of this being spent on the purported "search for Maddie".
A search that as we have seen has been perpetrated by a bunch of crooks, Metodo 3 run by Mr Marco who is now being investigated for embezzlement and money laundering. Then there was his associate Mr Jimenez a former senior police officer, oddly enough on the anti kidnapping unit and now languishing in custody in connection with dealing in £25M worth of lethal crack cocaine. Along with the McCanns only remaining major benefactor, Mr Brian Kennedy, these two men arranged a meeting with Portuguese Police and presented their false evidence trying to implicate Michaela Walzchuch and Robert Murat in Madeleine's abduction.
There were far fetched stories about a bundle being seen by a lorry driver being passed over a wall, of course the lorry driver pointed out he was travelling at speed and certainly could not say that bundle was a child, let alone Madeleine.
It was worthless timewasting lies, designed to frustrate a major police enquiry into the disappearance of a little girl by a man who has his solicitor employee sit on the board of directors of the Find Maddie Fund.
Just like social workers, police officers have to follow up every piece of information they are given, no matter how worthless. So, they tell us they were desperate to have Maddie located whilst at the same time diverting the police in this disgraceful way whilst stockpiling a massive "Fighting Fund".
See below for an article about the sheer size of this planned Fund.
Multinationals get behind hunt for Madeleine
· Europe-wide poster and text messaging campaign
· Money pours into fund set up to help search
* Giles Tremlett in Praia da Luz
* The Guardian, Friday 18 May 2007
* Article history
The hunt for Madeleine McCann rolled out across Europe yesterday as some of the continent's largest multinational companies launched a poster and text messaging campaign and money poured into a fund whose website received 25m hits on its first day.
Donations were made at banks and sent by internet as Madeleine's Fund looked due for a spectacular start and the McCann family said they would hire professionals to run campaigns across Europe. "We want to make sure that if Madeleine isn't in Portugal that the rest of Europe is aware of the image of this little girl," family member Michael Wright told reporters outside the apartment complex in southern Portugal were the four-year-old girl disappeared 15 days ago.
Posters of Madeleine are to be put up in aircraft and at restaurants, petrol stations, supermarkets, banks, airports and car hire offices. From BP to McDonald's and the French supermarket chain Carrefour, Madeleine's face was set to be the focal point of an unprecedented publicity campaign. Telecoms companies such as Vodafone, O2 and Spain's Telefonica will also send out text messages to clients calling for help in seeking Madeleine.
Mr Wright said the campaign was being led by Madeleine's parents, doctors Gerry and Kate McCann, who have stayed in the Praia da Luz resort with their two-year-old twins, Sean and Amelie.
"Gerry and Kate are taking immense strength from the support and good wishes that they are receiving from all over the world," he said.
"Their purpose is to turn hope into action. We want everyone to have an image of Madeleine in whatever country in Europe they visit, which can only help in bringing her home," he added.
"Our target is to reach the saturation that we know has been achieved in the UK and certainly in the Algarve."
Mr Wright said the family had been overwhelmed by offers of help from individuals, small companies and multi-national corporations. "Whilst we are not experts in campaigning, the situation we have found ourselves in has galvanised us into action," he said.
The campaign was announced on the day that the Russian Sergey Malinka, whose home in Praia da Luz was raided by police on Wednesday, was released without charge. Police did not consider him to be a formal suspect and Mr Malinka insisted he had nothing to do with Madeleine's disappearance.
The only named formal suspect remains 33-year-old Briton Robert Murat, who was yesterday still inside his villa, Casa Liliana, just 150 metres from the site where Madeleine disappeared.
Mr Malinka confirmed yesterday that he had worked on a website for Mr Murat, but said that he was questioned because his name was in Mr Murat's phone. "They have been questioning everybody in his phone book," he said. Their relationship was "strictly professional", he said; he had been surprised to be questioned. "I've invested seven years of my life in this country trying to succeed, and suddenly in one hour it's all fallen apart," he said.
Posters protesting Mr Murat's innocence appeared yesterday pasted around the Norfolk village where his estranged wife, Dawn, and three-year-old daughter live. It is not known who put the posters up. One was placed on the front door of Dawn's home in Hockering and another at a nearby bus stop.
Mr Murat denies involvement in Madeleine's disappearance but friends said he risked jail under Portuguese law if he spoke out. "There is nothing Robert and Jenny [his mother] can do right now," said a friend, Tuck Price. "If they say something, they can be thrown in jail."
Police were yesterday reportedly still following other lines of inquiry, with residents of the nearby village of Burgau saying they had once more been shown photographs of a Polish man who was reported to have been photographing small children. He had been driving a car with false numberplates, according to the Publico newspaper.
A day after MPs in the Commons sported yellow ribbons to show their support for the McCann family, England's cricketers followed suit yesterday in the first Test match against the West Indies at Lord's.
The multinationals involved in spreading Madeleine's face across Europe include BP, Shell, Texaco, Esso and TOTAL/ELF, which will be distributing posters at petrol stations. France's Crédit Agricole and La Poste banks and Spain's Banco Santander will also put up posters and McDonald's will put up posters across Europe. Carrefour supermarkets will display posters in France, Spain and Portugal. British Airways, Budget Car Rental and BAA will have posters at airports, car hire centres and on flights. Text messages will be sent out by Vodafone, O2 and Spain's Telefonica.