Maddie 'tec is arrested

NOV 27, 2009
Loughborough Echo

A businessman whose firm helped to look for Madeleine McCann was arrested after a hotel manager recognised him as an alleged fraudster wanted by US authorities. Kevin Halligen, 48, had been staying at the Old Bank Hotel in Oxford for several months under an assumed name. He was arrested there this week following a discrepancy over his hotel bill. The hotel manager had seen a newspaper report last weekend concerning the alleged fraud and realised the man pictured alongside the article was his customer. Halligen was taken into custody in the city, where he remains.The US Department of Justice had issued an indictment for Halligen, from Surrey, earlier this month, alleging he tried to defraud a London law rm of £1.2m. Halligen's rm, Oakley International, was used by Madeleine's parents Kate and Gerry, of Rothley, for around six months last year to look for their missing daughter.

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