Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Profits from Gonçalo Amaral’s book apprehended
Google translation from www.sic.pt
The Lisbon Civil Court ordered the seizure of all profits from the sale of the book "Maddie, the truth of lies", the former Inspector of Judicial Police (PJ) Gonçalo Amaral, following a lawsuit by the parents of British girl , reports the Expresso Online.
According to the order of the court, the editors who published the book have already been informed that all proceeds of the sale and marketing of the work will be seized for the payment of an amount of 1.2 million.
Notifications of court procedure on this measure has followed for Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, where the work was translated and published.
Gonçalo Amaral, the inspector who conducted the investigation in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, in 2007, was dismissed from the case following statements to the media.
The investigation of the disappearance of British girl of 3 years, in Praia da Luz, was filed on 21 June 2008.
In September, by order of Civil Court, the book had already been withdrawn from bookstores.
The book "Maddie, the truth of lies" was published in July 2008, published by War & Peace, and within two months had 12 editions of 10 thousand copies each.