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LETTERS: Book deal shows crime will pay Paul Ferris

26/10/05

 
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IS it any wonder that young Glasgow people turn to crime when they see bus shelters covered in adverts promoting Paul Ferris' new book?

Who wouldn't want to emulate Mr Ferris' deeds if the end result is a best selling book and numerous TV appearances?

They say crime doesn't pay but, in this instance, it surely does.

It's not just Mr Ferris, there are security firms across Glasgow, many in receipt of large contracts, which are partly run by gangsters. These guys are laughing all the way to the bank.

Until there are tough laws in place to weed out the rogue elements in the security industry there will always be money to be made from a life of crime and intimidation.

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ARCHIVE #2 REPLY (VENDETTA BOOK)

I have been instructed by Mr Ferris to reply to your letter and clarify matters.

 

1. Paul had no control over the publisher to promote his book 'VENDETTA'.

 

2. Paul has no control over serialisation by the Daily Record.

 

3. This is a very serious problem for young impressionable people who may want to emulate Paul Ferris.

 

4. Paul does not need to promote his new book as it is the public at the end of the day who will decide to buy it or not.

 

5. Vendetta (if you have bothered to read it) is actually an anti crime book.

It highlights what is in store for young impressionable people if they choose the same path as he did.

 

 

6. We all value freedom of speech and expression and you have a right to voice yours (as long as you know ALL the FACTS).

 

7. Final point: 'Thank you for taking the time to write a letter voicing your concerns.............................................. the more the better'.

 

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H6......why even give them the time or prominence on this site? I know we all want to have a voice ......but that letter/s you replied to were on the mark...and probably due to the nature of freedom of speech and expression....they are just simple folk who believe what ever they read in the press.

 

Anyway I would not have given them the time of day....although to be fair you did a great job countering them.


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Oh Shit.....here is another dreamer...or should that be steamer?...you decide....:

 

Sunday, June 11th, 2006...11:57 am

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"You know, I'm getting too old for this kind of life, the drug dealing and the stabbings, the slashings, the blindings and the knee-cappings; and I'm sick of getting mixed up with international gangsters and hit contracts, murders, ice-cream wars, securi-wars, taxi-wars, yardies and Essex-boy torturers, corrupt politics, crack-head hit men, knife fights, terrorists… and I don't want to go back to jail."

"Sure, I can understand that, Paul. But, I mean, what else would you do? Sell insurance, maybe?"

"No. I've got it all worked out. I'm going to become a writer."

"Hmm. A writer, eh. That sounds pretty cool. But what are you going to write about?"

"Oh, you know, the drug dealing and the stabbings, the slashings, the blinding and the knee-cappings, the international gangsters and hit contracts, murders, ice-cream wars, securi-wars, taxi-wars, guns, yardies and Essex-boy torturers…"

At 16, Paul Ferris was a runner for Glasgow's infamous Arthur Thompson firm, building a reputation for himself as a fearless thief and a ruthless informer. He had a penchant for violence and a talent for emerging relatively unscathed.

I the 1980s, as Glasgow's heroin market flourished, Ferris built his own firm and used legitimate business interests as a front for his narcotics operation. He was finally convicted of firearms offences in 1998.

He is now, three years after his release from prison, a best selling author, with his first book, The Ferris Conspiracy, about to become a major feature film starring Robert Carlisle in the title role.

Earlier this year he appeared at a literary event staged in Edinburgh as part of the UNESCO Edinburgh World City of Literature festival.

Just under a year ago there were underworld whispers that he was making a move on the Scottish Capital's taxi scene.

Tory group leader Ian Whyte said: "I would hope that the council is satisfied that he is no longer involved in any criminal activities and really has gone clean."

Fugedaboutid!

Just ask Tam "the Licencee" McGraw, or Wullie "Stripes" Mckinnon, or…  

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  • Am only 15 years old but a read a lot about crime a kno when there is a gd gangster paul ferris is the man hes like gold dust to me Paul ferris is the best out them all the rest are jst grasses and carboard gangsters ferris is the main man to me.


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arh this kid is a right little shroudie only 15 and knows whats good and bad already.
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arh this kid is a right little shroudie only 15 and knows whats good and bad already.

Kids these days are not as daft as some think they are.

 

lets hope that he does not grow up glorifying acts of violence but knowing right from wrong is a positive start.

 

"Am only 15 years old but a read a lot about crime a know when there is a gd gangster paul ferris is the man hes like gold dust to me Paul ferris is the best out them all the rest are jst grasses and carboard gangsters ferris is the main man to me".


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Security firms' ties to crime revealed by police.

KATE FOSTER HOME AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT

ONE of Scotland’s most senior police officers has named and shamed the ‘rogue’ private security firms he says have links to criminal gangs, and demanded new laws that could put them out of business.

Tom Buchan, president of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents, has identified a trio of security businesses he claims may have ties with underworld figures involved in drug dealing, extortion and money laundering.

 

Buchan, chief superintendent of Strathclyde Police, is urging the Scottish Executive to introduce a tough system of regulation for the £180m-a-year private security industry in Scotland to keep up with laws being introduced south of the Border.

Last night, Buchan took the extraordinary and unprecedented step of naming three west of Scotland based firms he said had "improper" links to "big-time criminals".

They are Frontline Security, in Stepps, Glasgow; Osiris, in Hillington, Glasgow; and M&M, in Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow. The firms operate manned patrols of building sites for major businesses and public authorities.

Buchan told Scotland on Sunday: "There are clearly a number of big-time criminals who own or are associated with these companies. That is wholly improper. It is an irony that they are working in the private security industry and that will not sit comfortably with the public.

"These include firms like Frontline Security, Osiris and M&M, who have links with some of Scotland’s big criminal families."

He added: "The private security industry is not a real money-maker. Some firms are undercutting other businesses and going in at half price.

"The suspicion is that they are a front for money-laundering. You can find their signs on construction sites almost anywhere in Glasgow and other parts of Central Scotland. This needs to be regulated and it needs to be policed. There are gangsters involved in this industry fighting turf wars and they have been doing so for some time.

"There have been a number of arrests and prosecutions but clearly what we are talking about is an unregulated industry and as long as it remains unregulated it will be wide open."

Gangster Paul Ferris, one of the most notorious figures in Scotland’s underworld, is a "consultant" for Frontline Security, which was set up last year after Ferris was released from a jail sentence for gun-running.

Ferris, who said in a recent television interview he was "Persil white", has been accused in the past of running security firms which crashed owing unpaid taxes before reopening under similar names, a scam known as ‘phoenixing’.

Frontline Security was hired earlier this year to guard a building site next to the Old Course in St Andrew’s, Fife.

Osiris Security Ltd is owned by Marie Johnston, wife of an exiled former policeman Paul Johnston, who has served time for fraud, and fled to Spain in 2002 after police issued a warrant for his arrest.

Osiris is named after the Egyptian god of the underworld. The Johnstons are alleged to have had close links to gangster Stewart ‘Specky’ Boyd, who died in a car crash in Spain last year.

Osiris was recently criticised by a Catholic priest who said they demanded £1,000 to guard his chapel during renovation work. Father Chambers, of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Dennistoun, Glasgow, told his parishioners of the demand during Mass.

Paul McGovern and George ‘Geo’ Madden have been named as co-owners of Lanarkshire-based M&M Security Scotland Ltd. Part of the McGovern crime family, Paul McGovern has served time for murder. Last year M&M were given a contract to protect a new NHS addictions unit at Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow.

Many police forces have introduced units to tackle vandalism, fire-raising and violence between security firms. Last year several building sites were burned down in Glasgow in turf wars.

Licencing will begin in England and Wales next year under the Private Security Industry Act. It forces security guards to declare all criminal convictions even if they are spent, which would prevent firms hiring thugs. All convictions from assault to housebreaking, drug dealing and murder would have to be disclosed on application forms.

The companies would have to comply with training standards and safety procedures. Any firms found to be employing convicted criminals who hide their past would be prosecuted and could even lose their licence.

The Scottish Executive has said it will introduce similar legislation but there is no fixed date and it could be several years away.

Eric Alexander, Scottish chairman of the British Security Industry Association, said he was concerned about the delay in regulating firms north of the Border.

He said: "By January, it will be an offence in England and Wales for anyone working in the security industry not to have a licence.

"The Scottish Executive has agreed to follow that model but it is going to take a lot longer. We would like that to be brought forward. People must have faith in the security industry.

"The vast majority of businesses are legitimate and very much in favour of licencing and regulation. It’s a way of guaranteeing quality and value for money and making sure staff are subject to criminal record checks.

"Some of the rogues will not have the same overheads as legitimate firms for recruitment and screening of staff."

He added: "There are around 20 legitimate private security firms in Scotland and around five which are rogues. The good quality firms give a good service to their clients. It is a problem when someone erodes the image of the profession."

Central Scotland Lib Dem MSP Donald Gorrie, who has campaigned against criminal elements being hired in the security industry, said last night that he would raise the matter in parliament.

"It is entirely unacceptable that we should have regulation in England and Wales and not in Scotland," he said.

Frontline recently claimed Ferris left the firm in June and insist that they are legitimate. Last night a spokesman refused to comment on Buchan’s allegations.

No one at Osiris or M&M was available for comment.

ferrisconspiracy VIEW: So.......lets see what Frontline and Mr Ferris have been up to then since this article was published:Sun 24 Oct 2004

 

NO: "drug dealing, extortion and money laundering".

 

NO: "money-laundering".

 

NO: "turf wars"

 

NO: " arrests and prosecutions"

 

NO: "security firms which crashed owing unpaid taxes before reopening under similar names, a scam known as ‘phoenixing’".

 

NO: "fire-raising and violence"

 

NO: " convictions"

 

NO:  for either Mr Ferris or Frontline for that matter!

 

Sun 24 Oct 2004 to Wed 18 Oct 2006 Mr Ferris has wrote two books and has NEVER BEEN ARRESTED OR INTERVIEWED BY THE POLICE.

 

Frontline Security has paid ALL debts to the VAMP MAN and owes not a single penny to anyone.....nor has it been ‘phoenixing’

 

Paul Ferris would no doubt like to thank the following:  Tom Buchan, president of the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents... and we urge him to check the intelligence of his intelligence....as for PAUL FERRIS? he is still "Persil white"

 

Finaly...........................

Daily Record - January 19 2005

Begbie Meets Ferris

Carlyle to play crime boss in blockbuster

Hollywood star Bobby Carlyle met crime boss Paul Ferris for lunch yesterday to plan their blockbuster movie.

The actor, who played psycho Begbie in Trainspotting, dined with the gun-runner at exclusive Glasgow hotel, One Devonshire Gardens.

And Carlyle revealed that his wife Anastasia insisted he was the right man to play the gangster after reading the book about his life, The Ferris Conspiracy.

Ferris, who rose to notoriety as a ruthless enforcer for Godfather Arthur Thompson, said afterwards: "We found we had quite a lot of common ground between his upbringing and mine.

"He said if they're ever going to make a movie, then he's the ideal guy to make it. He said it was right up his street."

The £12million film with the working title Conspiracy will be the most expensive film ever shot in Scotland.

Carlyle, 43, and Ferris enjoyed a long lunch in Room - the posh restaurant in the West End Hotel favoured by celebrities.

The pair sat in a small, secluded corner booth in a private room at the back of the low-lit restaurant.

Ferris dined on haggis, neeps and tatties while Carlyle plumped for chicken nuggets and chips.

The crime boss said: "He asked me if it would glamorise violence but that's not the case. It's about keeping it real.

"It's about bullying I suffered as a youngster and corruption within Strathclyde Police and the things that influenced my choices in life.

"I answered many questions he had before he could ask them. The time just flew by."

Ferris was also insisting that he was not profiting from crime through the film, but quipped: "I have to thank Strathclyde Police because if it wasn't for them I wouldn't be in this position today."

He added "I know there are sceptics but I've paid my debt to society and have not even had a parking ticket since I was released from jail. There has been rehabilitation."

Arriving for lunch dressed in a flimsy white shirt, Carlyle braved the freezing weather to dart from his black four-wheel drive jeep up the restaurant steps.

Carlyle said: "I'm only here to talk about a possible film deal. There's nothing definite - I'm just talking about a possible film."

But while the duo chatted over lunch, the boss of London-based Box Office Films was sorting out a deal with Carlyle's agent at another table.

The meeting is understood to have been arranged by Paul Kerr, brother of Simple Minds star Jim.

Box Office Films chief executive Craig Blake-Jones said: "We had the discussion with Bobby and he wants to do it. But we haven't signed a contract."

The movie will be filmed in and around Glasgow and film-makers hope Scots with no acting background will get involved.

Reg McKay, who co-wrote The Ferris Conspiracy, will help with the script.

Filming is expected to start in the autumn, with a release early next year.

 

 


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Excellent post that....i need to add too that...H6..sorry again not o topic really...I was oot runnin one morn at 6'o clock many year ago...the Kerr singer had a hoose up the road....me n ma mate stole his bottle o milk frae his drive...wonder if he noticed! ,xxxma

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Something for Paul Kerr and many others who are once again exposed by Paul Ferris & Reg McKay in their new book 'VILLAINS'.

 

19 October 2006
LEARN TO BUILD YOUR OWN COFFIN...

WOOD you believe it? A new course is offering the chance to make your own coffin.

It's less DIY and more DIE but if you can't save your soul at least you can help save the planet.

You'll be going to your eternal rest in an environmentally friendly willow coffin which decomposes quickly.

So don't think the final choice is between a traditional coffin or a casket - consider a basket.

But people will suspect you have taken leaf of your senses if you follow the advice of the course organisers on what to do with your coffin until it is put to proper use.

They advise: "An increasing number of people are acquiring their coffins years before their expected demise.

"In the meantime, they are using them as house decorations or even furniture.

"Stuffed with blankets or duvets they make good seats or sofas and, stuffed or unstuffed, they make excellent conversation pieces."

And you won't have to dig deep, as it were, for the weekend course next month, in Lauder in the Borders.

The £80 cost covers materials and instruction and you don't need previous experience.

Willow is especially kind to the planet because it grows fast and harvests easily.

For more information, call Angela on 01578 722499 or go to http://www.naturalwayburial.org.uk


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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Correction

My attention has recently been drawn to a typo in a piece I posted back in June about former underworld figure and author Paul Ferris.
I would like to make it clear that, to my knowledge, Paul has never been an informer and the piece should have read: ruthless enforcer.
I apologise for the error.

 

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IVE BEEN HEARIN A LOT OF ROUMERS LATELY, BEFORE I GO PUTTIN MA FOOT IN IT, CAN ANYBODY CONFIRM IF PF OWNS ANY TAXI'S?

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Mr F maw well own many things.

 

I have no information that he owns or operates in the taxi industry.

 

I do know he is an accomplished novelist and writes books.

 

You are also on his website


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THATS WHY I ASK H6



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mr mac.have you been consuming magic mushrooms out your garden or just smoking to many funny fags. rumours are hearsay talk is cheap.taxi firms security firms.dog parlours or whatever.who cares what hes got and aint got.hes got arsehole something what a lot of people aint got.i can only speak for myself.yeah ive heard all the rubbish aboat him and ive read it,but i dont beleave it thats why im hear talking to you as ill carry on supporting this site as theres nothing hidden.now if you was after a job thats a different matter.as you aint got a license to drive till friday and big boss aint got no taxi firms.

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From: Daily Record Date: July 3, 2001 

THE gun used to kill Jill Dando could have been supplied by the same man who has sold arms to Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris, it was revealed yesterday.

Former special constable Anthony Mithcell became one of the underworld's biggest gun dealers.

He specialised in reactivating banned weapons and selling them to murderers, terrorists and bank robbers. He has been linked to 130 guns.

His customers included Ferris, dubbed Scotland's Public Enemy No1.

Mitchell ran an apparently legitimate dealership from his home in Brighton.

But, in a workshop in nearby Hove, he used his engineering skills to rebuild imported and deactivated guns.

Mitchell, 46, was jailed for eight years in 1999 following an Old Bailey trial - prosecuted by Orlando Pownall, who also made the case against George in the Dando trial.

Pownall described Mitchell as a "skilled engineer able to reactivate or decommission guns which had been rendered incapable of discharge".

The 9mm gun used by George was a reactivated pistol or a blank-firing weapon converted to fire live ammunition. The gun has never been found.

Police are confident gun-obsessed George owned a small arsenal of pistols and handguns, many of them converted blank- firing or outlawed guns.

They seized a library of books and magazines on guns, the military and SAS.

Crucially, they also discovered a notebook with lists of weapons, prices and references to an armourer.

Officers working on the Dando case quizzed Mitchell in his prison cell.

A police source said: "It is possible the gun came from Mitchell. Officers spoke to him long before George was arrested."

 

 


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THE POINT I WAS GETTING AT IS, THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE PRETENDING TO BE PF'S BUSINESS PARTNERS, BEST MATE AND EVEN RELATIVE TO INTIMIDATE PEOPLE INTO PARTING WITH ASSETS, BLAMING HIM FOR A LOT OF THINGS HE AINT NOTHING TO DO WITH, JUST POINTING OUT HOW SNIDE THE PEOPLE ARE WHO DO THIS.IVE BEEN ACCUSED OF THINGS MYSELF WHEN IVE NOT EVEN BEEN IN THE COUNTRY. IT WAS LIKE IN THE 70'S AND 8O'S ARTHUR THOMPSON WAS EVERY BODY AND THIER DOGS UNCLE.SO GET OFF MA BACK,FUR F*CKSAKE.IF ON THE OTHER HAND PF HAS BEEN FUNDING GUYS TO START IN BUSINESS AND TAKING A BUNG OFF IT, WHAT A VERY CLEVER WAY OF MAKING MONEY, WITH OUT THE TAX MAN CHEWING AT THE DOOR, MIGHT EVEN GIVE IT A WEE TRY MYSELF, SOUNDS LIKE HOW A PROPER WELL RESPECTED GANGSTER WOULD OPERATE, GOT TO TAKE YOUR HAT OFF TO ANYBODY WAE THE BOLLOCKS TO ORGANISE BUSINESS LIKE THAT. 

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