American And Scottish Officials May Have Paid Off Lockerbie Witnesses

October 4, 2009

Scotland (ChattahBox) – Details of the papers released by the defense team that was formerly in charge of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Magrahi’s appeal are coming out of the woodwork. Among those details are accusations of the Scottish and US governments paying off witnesses in the trial.

According to notes in private diaries by Scottish detectives (though not in official notes on the case), the U.S. Justice Department was asked during the investigation to secure payments of $3 million in total to two brothers that testified against al-Magrahi.

The first was a Maltese shopkeeper who said that he had sold al-Magrahi the clothes that were found in the suitcase with the bomb.

The second was the brother of the shopkeeper who was providing further evidence to the claims, and ”maintaining the resolve of his brother”.

The two were also eligible to be placed into a witness protection program.

The accusations are disturbing, especially since other official notes released show that the shopkeeper regular changed details about the look and age of the person who bought the clothes, as well as what items were bought.



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