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    Lockerbie witness offered $2m reward in return for giving evidence 2007/10/03 http://mathaba.net/0_index.shtml?x=566031 The key prosecution witness in the
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      Lockerbie witness offered $2m reward in return for giving evidence
      2007/10/03
      http://mathaba.net/0_index.shtml?x=566031


      The key prosecution witness in the Lockerbie bombing trial was
      allegedly offered a $2m reward in return for giving evidence...

      by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent
      (The Guardian)

      The key prosecution witness in the Lockerbie bombing trial was
      allegedly offered a $2m reward in return for giving evidence, raising
      fresh doubts about the safety of the case.

      Lawyers for Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of
      murdering 270 people on board Pan Am Flight 103, have evidence that
      detectives investigating the bombing recommended that Tony Gauci, a
      shopkeeper from Malta, be given the payment after the case ended.

      Mr Gauci's testimony at the trial was crucial to al-Megrahi's
      conviction. He told the trial at Camp Zeist in the Netherlands that
      the Libyan had bought clothes at his shop which the prosecution
      claimed were packed into the suitcase bomb that exploded over
      Lockerbie on December 21 1988.

      The defence team believe Mr Gauci may have received a larger sum from
      the US authorities. His role in the case is to be central to
      al-Megrahi's appeal against his conviction, which the Scottish
      Criminal Cases Review Commission said was unsafe.

      They are to press for full disclosure of these payments, and the
      release of a potentially vital US document which is thought to cast
      doubt on official accounts about the timer allegedly used in the
      bombing, at an appeal hearing next week.

      The secret document is believed to dispute prosecution claims that
      al-Megrahi used a digital timer bought from a Swiss company, Mebo, and
      then planted the bomb on a flight from Malta to Germany - a disclosure
      which would fatally undermine his conviction.

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