The information appeared after statements from the couple that they had spent more than a million pounds from the "Find Madeleine" fund, created after Madeleine's disappearance for the purpose of financing the search for the little British girl.
"A substantial sum has also been spent on our defence, but two benefactors covered those expenses, which means that the money from the fund was only used in the search for our daughter," Gerry McCann stated this weekend, without any mention of the money used by the couple to pay the mortgage on their house in Rothley.
According to the British media, Brian Kennedy had never met the McCanns before their daughter Madeleine's disappearance but he now maintains daily contact with the couple.
In the Maddie case, the millionaire is renowned for his hard-working presence on the ground: he personally met with Robert Murat, to whom he allegedly made several proposals concerning the case, and he contacted several witnesses, notably the Irish man Martin Smith, the witness who states that he saw Gerry McCann carrying Maddie in his arms on the night of May 3rd 2007. It was also Brian Kennedy who, in November 2007, went to the PJ, accompanied by Antonio Jiménez, the Metodo 3 detective, who later was to be arrested for involvement in the theft of 400 kg of cocaine in the port of Barcelona.
Fifth detective agency
Having taken the decision not to cooperate in the official investigation into their daughter's disappearance, already in May 2007, the McCanns had called on several companies associated with private investigation, communication and public relations, without any of them, however, being specialised in cases of disappearance or abduction.
"Failing to find the little girl, they will still be able to claim and to prove in court that they did indeed search," a specialist in criminal law stated about the case.