UK - John 'Goldfinger' Palmer, 64, Brentwood, Essex, 24 June 2015

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    Telegraph:

    Murder hunt launched after death of infamous criminal
    Convicted conman, John 'Goldfinger' Palmer was initially thought to have died as a result
    of natural causes, but police now confirm they are treating his death as a murder inquiry

    more at the links
     
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    Only a small mention for John Palmer.

    Leaked documents containing info on offshore companies, the Panama Papers, shows Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca helped launder money from the Brinks-Mat robbery.

    BBM

    More at link:

    http://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/apr/04/brinks-mat-how-mossack-fonseca-helped-hide-millions

    More on the Panama Papers:

    The world's biggest data leak
     
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    This is from a few weeks ago:

    Photo (from CCTV) of JP approx 15 minutes before he was found dead:

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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukn...er-was-not-linked-to-Hatton-Garden-heist.html
     

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    A notorious conman who was shot dead last year had been under surveillance by secret intelligence officers for at least 16 years, the BBC has learned.

    John "Goldfinger" Palmer, who was once described as Britain's richest criminal, was shot dead in the garden of his home in Essex in June 2015.

    An operation, codenamed Alpine, had gathered intelligence on Palmer from RAF Spadeadam in Cumbria since 1999.

    [...]

    "The team there then collated the info together, and some of that intel was then used to inform police investigations into various parts of his criminal organisation," the officer said.

    "We knew what police officers he had in his pocket, what other criminals he was mixing with, and using for various criminal enterprises."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37429518
     
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    THE will of murdered crime king John “Goldfinger” Palmer has been blocked by Spanish authorities determined to claw back millions of pounds alleged to have been stolen from timeshare investors.

    Probate of his will has been contested over suspicion that the 64-year-old convicted fraudster and Brink’s-Mat gold smelter shot dead at his remote Essex home last year, still has millions squirrelled away in off-shore accounts.

    Sources told The Sun how the decision has left his wife Marnie, 68, and their daughters Ella, 39, and Sarah, 32, without any income – while his long-term partner Christina Ketley remains in control of the family fortune.

    Earlier this year, Marnie sold the Georgian home she formerly shared with Palmer, just outside Bath, for £1.2million, down-sizing to live in an £810,000 home in the area.

    One source said : “Marnie has had to sell the house to make ends meet and the girls are getting nothing. Everything is in Christina’s hands.”

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/19895...claw-back-millions-allegedly-stolen-in-spain/
     
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    This is an old article on JP, but Patsy Adams is currently on trial for attempted murder. Can't find any real reporting on the trial, and I've no idea if he's involved in JP's murder.
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    One name — or rather one ‘outfit’ — will almost certainly feature in the murder investigation: the Adams family, from North London.

    Possibly this country’s most feared crime syndicate, they have been linked to more than 25 killings, many of them fuelled by debts, ‘territorial’ disputes and perceived slights.

    A key figure is Patrick ‘Patsy’ Adams, who remains on the run — believed to be in Spain or Holland — following the recent shooting of a rival in Islington.

    More pertinently, the family are known to have a stake in the timeshare business in Tenerife.
    In 2001, it was said that a member of the family had taken out a contract on Palmer. Police launched a covert operation to tail him to establish if he was being followed or under threat.

    Finally, they decided they had no choice but to inform him that a price had been placed on his head. Palmer is understood to have declined any offer of police protection. Might that contract still have been active?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ter-mystery-shooting-gangster-rich-Queen.html

    [video=twitter;793493097879576576]https://twitter.com/CourtNewsUK/status/793493097879576576[/video]


    Brother of crime boss appears in court with wife accused of murder bid - Court News UK

    * The brother of a former underworld crime boss appeared in court with his wife today (tues) accused of gunning down a driver at the wheel of his car. Patrick ‘Patsy’ Adams, 60, and Constance Adams,...
     
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    My mistake, that was a preliminary hearing for Patsy Adams. Looks like his trial took place early December and was sentenced to 9 years for pleading guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

    Eligible for parole in 3.5 years with time served.

    How intentionally shooting someone in the chest isn't attempted murder I'll never know.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...atsy-Adams-60-jailed-nine-shooting-grass.html

    Old article which touches on how the Adams Family have escaped justice through bribery and intimidation in the past. Not saying that has happened here, but he seems to have got off lightly.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-434473/Reign-fear-over.html
     
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    https://solihullobserver.co.uk/news...-of-solihull-gangster-john-goldfinger-palmer/
     
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