He certainly was a character. In the 90’s there was a TV program called
” La Machina de verdad ” The program had three question that he had to answer. The subject was the disaster that Charlie mentions above.
I believe that the company concerned was operated with the family & called GILMAR. I have seen the name of the company in the Marbella area.
The machine found him lying in reply to all three questions. In any other Country he would have been dead in Commercial/political terms. In fact any self respecting citizen would not even enter the program knowing that he/she would have been exposed once the truth is know as “Gerald Ratner” would have confirmed.
To the best of my knowledge he went on strength to strength. His son was also the mayor of Estepona for a while. The company Gilmar is now operating in Morocco.