Persson was previously president of the Bandidos Borås chapter and has served several long prison sentences. According to a report in the newspaper in 2007 he was the only member of the chapter entitled to wear the Bandidos vest indicating full member status.
He features 11 times in the criminal register and has among other things, served four and a half years in prison for serious drug offences, attempted aggravated drug trafficking and weapons violations.
Persson claimed that he began to see the error of his ways four years ago while serving a two year prison sentence for narcotics offences. He explained to the newspaper that while he doesn't regret his time with the Bandidos he realized that he no longer wanted to remain an outlaw.