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Complainant Name:
Mr Tony Bennett

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sun


Mr Tony Bennett, founder and secretary of the Madeleine Foundation, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that a November 2009 article which reported that he was under police investigation in regard to fraud allegations was inaccurate and misleading.


Following the conclusion of the police investigation (during which time the complaint was temporarily suspended), the PCC negotiated the publication of the following update:

Fraud allegations against a retired lawyer who helped set-up a group questioning Madeleine McCann's abduction have been thrown out by cops.

Essex police investigated the bank accounts of the Madeleine Foundation and founder Tony Bennett.

Police investigated two Foundation cheques totalling £1,622.50 which, he said, had been paid into his personal account in respect of expenses, but found there was no evidence of criminality.

Three-year-old Maddie disappeared from Praia de Luz, Portugal, while on holiday with her doctor parents Kate and Gerry in May 2007.

Date Published: 21/10/2010

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