US paid reward to Lockerbie witness, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi papers claim

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by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
guardian.co.uk
2 Oct 2009

Two key figures in the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber were secretly given rewards of up to $3m (£1.9m) in a deal discussed by Scottish detectives and the US government, according to legal papers released today.

The claims about the payments were revealed in a dossier of evidence that was intended to be used in an appeal by Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of murdering 270 people in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988.

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The documents published online by Megrahi’s lawyers today show that the US Department of Justice (DoJ) was asked to pay $2m to Tony Gauci, the Maltese shopkeeper who gave crucial evidence at the trial suggesting that Megrahi had bought clothes later used in the suitcase that allegedly held the Lockerbie bomb.

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via US paid reward to Lockerbie witness, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi papers claim | World news | guardian.co.uk.

see

Lockerbie: Megrahi Was Framed By John Pilger

“And on the most exalted throne in the world sits nothing but a man’s arse.” by William Blum

Lockerbie & Kafka’s Labyrinth by Michael Carmichael

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