Palmer’s history includes various crimes including:
-Being jailed in 2001 for 8 years due to a £20m timeshare fraud involving 16,000 victims. He served half his sentence.
-In 2005, he became bankrupt with debts of £3.9m even though he was believed to have over £300m before.
-In 2006, he was arrested by the Spanish police and charged with fraud, firearm possession and money laundering.
-He was due to stand on trial for these crimes at the time of his death.