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Associated Company Name:Numerous companies
Details of criminal activity:He masterminded a massive timeshare fraud on the Canary Islands that made him a fortune. His army of touts, mostly Britons seeking employment, promised free champagne and children's gifts to entice holidaymakers to buy time in the villas. They even persuaded holidaymakers to invest in timeshare apartments yet to be built.
Authority Actions:Jul-2007
* 2 year sentence (Spain).
* Guilty of timeshare fraud, money laundering, credit card fraud, threats, trafficking drugs, ­falsifying passports and possession of weapons.
2001
* Ordered to pay record £35 million in compensation & costs by the Old Bailey.
* Jailed for 8 years.
Information Sources:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3103825/Notorious-gangster-John-Goldfinger-Palmer-facing-15-years-Spanish-jail-investigators-accuse-running-criminal-empire-British-prison-cell.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-111065/Timeshare-crook-Goldfinger-told-pay-35m.html
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/116477/Goldfinger-swaps-jail-for-luxury-life-on-Tenerife-yacht
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1331447/Swindler-ran-empire-with-army-of-thugs.html
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