Irish fraudster held in prison

3 Dec 2009

An Irishman whose firm helped look for Madeleine McCann (pictured) was yesterday remanded in custody after US authorities launched extradition proceedings over an alleged $2.1million (€1.4m) fraud. The US Department of Justice issued an indictment for Kevin Halligen, 48, alleging he tried to defraud a London law firm. It claims he took the money as part of a deal to secure the release of businessmen arrested in the Ivory Coast but spent it instead. Halligen's firm was used by Madeleine's parents, Kate and Gerry, for around six months last year to look for their missing daughter. Halligen was remanded and the case adjourned until January 27.

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