The conman who turned promises of paradise into investors’ hell

A crooked property developer is facing jail after investors lost £400m buying properties at celebrity endorsed holiday resorts in the Caribbean that were never built. Former double glazing salesman David Ames, 70, pocketed millions himself by getting savers and pensioners to buy properties ‘off plan.’ His idea was to build the holiday homes with their deposits – but the cash was spent on agents and slick advertising featuring Wimbledon winner Pat Cash, former Chelsea star Andy Townsend and TV property…

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