Maddie detective held in custody

3 Dec 2009
Daily Post

A businessman whose firm helped look for Madeleine McCann was today remanded in custody after US authorities launched extradition proceedings over an alleged £1.3m fraud. Kevin Halligen, 48, was due to apply for bail at a hearing at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court but did not attend. The US Department of Justice issued an indictment for Halligen, from Surrey, last month, alleging he tried to defraud a London law firm of $2.1m (£1.3m). Halligen's firm, Oakley International, was used by Madeleine's parents, Allerton-born Kate and Gerry, for around six months last year to look for their daughter.

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