Over 10 years, his jail sentences have totalled four years four months, and they have involved 25 counts of deception.
He has been made bankrupt three times and he has fleeced countless innocent people.
On one property website, the anger of an individual is clear: “He (Williams/Daniels) makes you pay circa £10k deposit and then disappears into the sunset”.
Williams also said he performed at expensive property ‘seminars’ in upmarket hotels or golf clubs around South Wales where customers were duped once again.
For £299 potential clients were tempted with a “Special Offer February Deal – Sourcing and rent to rent training weekend”.
The ‘offer’ was removed from Williams’ Facebook site, where he was known as ‘The Shoes’, soon afterwards, and when The Eye contacted the golf club, they had no record of it taking place.
Even within his own ‘organisations’ Williams’ methods are clear, with Mr McManus (otherwise known as ‘Georgeson’) explaining how he was also conned.
He said: “He (Williams) has fooled many people and I can only be grateful that there are good investigative journalists like you guys who expose greedy people like him.
“It is embarrassing to admit that I am yet another victim of his greed”.
Stories like these in the past have led to awards for our Editor Phil Parry, yet others in the Welsh media such as WalesOnline have a different idea of what constitutes news.
The website’s Editor Paul Rowland threatened to sue us for an accurate satirical piece concerning the number of items they have published about a Cardiff bar called Coyote Ugly, which features scantily-clad women dancing for a largely male audience, and he recommended to a reader who was anxious to break into journalism to write lists about the best places in Wales to find street food.
While WalesOnline publishes sexist articles about the opening of bars, reaction to our real story exposing the criminal past of a South Wales ‘estate agent’ has been enormous.
We have been inundated by people with more details of Williams’ bogus deals.
Williams’ family has also given The Eye further disturbing information about his background.
Apart from describing to us how Williams was a “complete crook”, his father Bill told The Eye that he spent part of a Christmas day outside the walls of Cardiff prison to be near his son inside.
Bill Williams, who ran a sofa business in South Wales, believes his son stole about £250,000 from him in cash and stock. ￼
But ‘selling’ and renting out luxury villas in Murcia, Spain are not the only strings to Howard Williams’ bow.
As well as questionable property deals and holding disco dances, illegal drugs have also featured strongly in his life.
As well as being attacked and having his legs broken when one deal went badly wrong, we have also disclosed how in the past he has teamed up with another man, jailed for drug offences.
Williams launched the ‘Crisis Housing Charity’ and asked for donations from the public in a venture designed ostensibly to help former convicts find homes.
The ‘charity’ gave an address in Cardiff but does not now exist.
Now Williams’ new evening venture of a Spanish disco also does not now exist after our disclosures.