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Fw: Megrahi

Released on 2012-03-23 12:00 GMT

Email-ID 370901
Date 2010-12-05 01:16:41
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


Date: Sat, 4 Dec 2010 23:19:05 +0000 (UTC)
To: Fred Burton
Cc: scott stewart; Mike
Subject: Re: Megrahi
I have seen some press/internet stuff that he is living in a "luxury
villa" with two luxury cars in the driveway. I dont know what classifies
as luxury in Libya but he did have several million dollars in his bank
account and the family had always been well taken care of according to
As to BP, I can send you some stuff. BP admitted they lobbied the British
Govt, "without naming Megrahe", urging the Brits to get the Prisoner
Transfer negotiaitons moving since it was holding up the old contract they
had signed with Libya. There was only one Libyan in a Scottish jail so
they did have to name him. Also, the Scottish govt was lobbied by a Libyan
business group and BP was part of that group. Foreign Secretary Jack
Straw admitted the pressure from BP. It all goes back to what is now
called "the deal in the desert" in 2007 between Tony Blair and the
Libyans to sign a Prisoner Transfer Agreement, and the same day the
Libyans finally agreed to an oil contract with BP. They the Libyans
diddled the oil company for a couple of years, telling them nothing was
going to happen until Megrahi was back home in Libya. The Scots were not
a part of the Prisoner Transfer Agreement and resented it, but they got
cute and released the murderer on "compassionate release" instead of the
Prisoner Transfer Agreement. The Minister for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, is
the one that did this (obviously not by himself) and thought he could make
this case without actually producing any real evidence that Megrahi was
dying. It all blew up in his face since the little bastard Megrahi is
still alive after being released in August 2009.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Burton"
Cc: "scott stewart" , "Mike Parks"

Sent: Saturday, December 4, 2010 9:03:33 AM
Subject: Re: Fwd: Megrahi Family to Sue Over False Imprisonment

Frank -

Do we know what the suspect is doing in Libya or where he is living?

Do you guys have any contacts or sources that could locate him?

My mind is turning on how we can possibly get to him or write about it.

Also, did you guys find any smoking guns w/his release linked to British
oil deals w/Libya?

Thanks, Fred wrote:
> ----- Forwarded Message -----
> From:
> To: "eileen walsh" , "brian flynn"
> , "Melanie Daniels"
> , "Kristie Smith" ,
> "wendy morton" , "glenn and carole johnson"
> , "Jack Schultz" ,
> "george williams" , "judy o'rourke"
> ,,,
> Sent: Friday, December 3, 2010 7:24:46 PM
> Subject: Re: Megrahi Family to Sue Over False Imprisonment
> This the same thing that his son arranged at Georgetown University - a
> video interview which is part of an expensive public relations
> initiative to show Gadhafi as a responsible leader. This one was at
> the London School of Economics, and as usual, it is a PR disaster when
> he shows himself to be a nutcase. The Scottish government is handling
> it well by saying that they stand by the conviction of guilt and that
> he had an unprecedented "prison" arrangement with a kitchen, cable TV,
> prayer room and whatever else he wanted. The Libyan government paid
> for it all, as well as a residence nearby for his family.
> Frank
> */
> /**//**//*