The Truth of the Lie by Gonçalo Amaral by Gonçalo AmaralGonçalo de Sousa Amaral was born on 2 October 1959 in the village of Torredeita near Viseu. He studied engineering at IST and ISEL. In 1992/1997 he studied at night time, the Faculty of Law of Lisbon, having graduated in Law and Criminal Sciences.
He joined the Public Administration in 1973 , aged 14.
In November 1981 he began to study the formation of agents of the Judicial Police, and took office in 1982 as Agent. In 1997/1998 he attended the course of sub-inspectors of the PJ, being ranked first among 100 students. In 2000/2001 completed the course coordinators of PJ. He served in Lisbon, the Algarve and the Azores. Chased for years, effectively, all sorts of violent and organized crime: theft, robbery, murder, drug trafficking. Had an unblemished career, widely recognized by colleagues and superiors, as well as judges and prosecutors, judicial officials and lawyers, with whom he had the pleasure of dealing for many years.
Its maxim that justice is done in silence. Operational Coordinator of the research was the Maddie case, between 3 May and 2 October 2007, having then been removed from the investigation, an act unprecedented in the history of the Judicial Police.
He retired on July 1, 2008, after 27 years of police career in order to restore the fullness of his freedom of expression on the case investigated and to contribute, as far as possible, to the discovery of material truth and realization of justice. It is considered one Beira by birth, by migration and Lisbon Algarve for adoption. He is married in second marriage and has three daughters.
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Madeleine McCann's death 'covered up by parents who faked kidnap', court hears
A former detective has been ordered to pay hundreds of thousands of pounds to the McCann family following a libel case in a Portuguese court. Goncalo Amaral had been on trial over claims he made in a book and a documentary that Gerry and Kate McCann were involved in their daughter Madeleine's disappearance in Praia da Luz on the Algarve in Madeleine was aged three when she went missing from her family's holiday apartment on May 3 as her parents dined at a nearby tapas restaurant with friends. Mr Amaral, who led the initial investigation into Madeleine's disappearance, released his book The Truth Of The Lie three days after the case was closed in He later took part in a documentary for Portuguese television in which he claimed that Madeleine was dead, that there had been no abduction and the McCanns had hidden her body. Giving evidence at Lisbon's Palace of Justice last year the couple spoke of their "devastation, desperation, anxiety and pain" over the claims.
In addition to these payments, the court banned the sale of the book, the accompanying DVD, as well as the sale of the copyright of both. The ruling is not good news for Valentim de Carvalho who produced a television documentary that was inspired by the book. The McCanns initially were under suspicion in the case but were officially cleared in July when the Portuguese investigation was shelved for lack of evidence. In , the McCanns won a court action in Lisbon to ban sales of "The truth of the Lie," a ruling that was overturned later that year. The McCanns then sought damages for themselves and their twin sons, plus further damages for the disruption caused to the search for Madeleine. In a page petition lodged in June , the McCanns described Amaral as a "self-obsessed, manipulative money-grabber" and accused him of libel and of breaching their human rights. The five year delay was due to trial date postponements and a court sponsored attempted for the parties to reach an out of court settlement, which failed.
A controversial book by the former head of the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann was published today. In A Verdade Da Mentira, translated as The Truth of the Lie, Goncalo Amaral details his belief that Madeleine, who went missing shortly before her fourth birthday, died in her family's holiday apartment in Praia da Luz. Amaral, a former senior detective, was in charge when Madeleine's parents were made formal suspects in September — a status that was only lifted on Monday. He was removed from the case at the beginning of October after saying that British police were at the beck and call of Gerry and Kate McCann. The McCanns' family spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, has said that lawyers are studying Amaral's book as a "matter of urgency". In the book, Amaral claims that a serious allegation was passed on to Leicestershire police less than a fortnight after Madeleine disappeared. But he says the UK force did not pass it on to their Portuguese counterparts until after he was removed from the case.
He released a book and subsequent TV documentary called The Truth Of The Lie in which he cruelly alleged the McCanns faked Maddie's abduction to cover.
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Kate and Gerry McCann could launch fresh legal action against Goncalo Amaral after he took part in an upcoming Netflix documentary. The former Portuguese police chief has given a interview to the filmmakers behind the controversial series , sources claim. Kate and Gerry sued him for defamation after he penned a damning book pointing the finger of blame at them. He cruelly claimed Madeleine, who vanished from Praia da Luz in , died in an accident and her parents covered it up. The couple sued in the Portuguese courts, sparking a bitter eight-year legal battle that still rumbles on.
Kate and Gerry McCann launched legal action against Goncalo Amaral after he publicly questioned their accounts of what happened to their daughter. The couple, both 41, from Rothley, Leicestershire, flew to Lisbon yesterday ahead of the three-day trial at the main civil court in the Portuguese capital. But he was taken off the case in October after criticising the British police in a newspaper interview. A Portuguese judge granted an injunction in September last year banning further sale or publication of the book. The former policeman was also prohibited from repeating his claims about Madeleine or her parents. Reports in Portugal suggested Mr Amaral plans to call a number of senior figures involved in the Madeleine investigation as witnesses.