On October 20th 2005, Tiger Telematics' CEO Michael Carrender received news that Carl Freer and Stefan Eriksson were quitting: Eriksson supposedly to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture, and Freer because he believed the company had passed the incubation stage where his skills were most useful. However Carrender, who shortly afterwards took over as Chairman, said the two had mentioned an article coming out in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet which was published on October 24th.
The paper alleged that Stefan Eriksson was the same “Fat Steve” it knew as the former leader of
the 'Uppsala Mafia,' a criminal organisation based in the Swedish town of Uppsala. Peter Uf and Johan Enander, both employed by Gizmondo Europe after it purchased Indie Studios, were also implicated in the article. Eriksson, it said, had previously been convicted of robbery, drug trafficking, assault and counterfeiting, released from prison in 2000 after serving six years of a ten-year sentence for fraud. It continued to say Uf had also been imprisoned for for fraud and Enander - known as “The Torpedo” during his Uppsala days - for extortion and grand theft. In fact, when the latter was
taken on by GE as Head of Security he had only just finished an 18-month sentence for assaulting a woman and was still wanted by the Swedish police. Tiger weakly stated that pre-employment background checks had not picked any of this up.
Although Freer was not actually implicated in any of this, a spokesman said he felt tainted by his association with the other three men and that it could negatively impact the company. However, his past was not particularly shiny either. He had previously forged his parents' signatures on loan documents, and Swedish Police had suspected him of fraud for some time but had never been able to establish a case against him (he was convicted in Germany in 2005 for forging cheques).
Absent the magnetic personality of Freer to draw investment, Gizmondo Europe quickly collapsed under the weight of its own excesses. The U.S. launch of the Gizmondo fizzled and the meagre income it had produced in the UK did not come close to offsetting the costs of the company's previous dealings. In January 2006, unable to settle its debts, Gizmondo Europe applied for administration in the UK. Tiger said it expected Gizmondo Europe's developer subsidiaries in the UK, Sweden and Texas would shortly do the same.
GE did receive brief court protection from creditors, and although Tiger negotiated a $5m loan it intended
to use to restructure GE's debt, the creditor did not deliver in time so Tiger was powerless to help (nor, by that point, did it expect the funds would ever be delivered). GE and Gizmondo Studios Manchester were both liquidated on February 2nd, 2006. Tiger reported, almost gleefully, that over 80% of its liabilities were eliminated by this.
However, it wasn't over. Gizmondo Europe might have been wound up but its legacy remained. Tiger had guaranteed the $21.2m loan that GE received from two shareholders in 2005, and when repayment was demanded in
March 2006, the funds were non-existent. Tiger was forced to give up its Smart-Ads intellectual property (the method by which adverts would have been delivered to Gizmondo units) and around one million shares of stock that had originally been pledged as collateral, to settle the obligation. It called this
“an agreement similar to a stipulated foreclosure.”
The bad news kept coming: in July, Goldstein, Gollub and Kessler, Tiger's auditors, resigned. They cited “the company's inability to complete its investigation of certain former officers and directors due to a lack of funds", doubts about management integrity and unpaid bills. A month later, Tiger lost the lawsuit it had been defending from Ogilvy Public Relations. Ogilvy was awarded $4.6m, and Tiger stated it would seek court protection if Ogilvy attempted to collect, since it clearly could not pay it.
By September 2006, Tiger had given up on its attempts to get hold of the former GE's assets. The company's last filing on September 7th, 2006 glumly reported that
“strategic options for the company are limited.” It mentioned the possibility of licensing the Gizmondo hardware to a Chinese manufacturer, but did not not sound optimistic about the chances for success.
And what of Freer and Eriksson? They and others had arguably been the beneficiaries of a large and intricate scam, but this was inconclusive. Notwithstanding this, they had done nothing wrong so once they'd skipped Camp Tiger were free to live the high life at the expense of their defunct employer. However, Freer wasn't done...
In February 2006, a little Mobile Virtual Network Operator called Xero Mobile opened its doors in Los Angeles. It planned to offer a free cellphone service for college students, subsidised by ads
delivered to their handsets. Sound familiar?
The company was projecting incomes of $1.8bn after three years, and was soon rumoured to have raised $300m in European investment.
Running this operation was Peter Lilley (former head of Gizmondo's Smart-Ads arm), David Levett (former Chief Software Architect for Gizmondo Europe), and Rich Clayton (a former Tiger executive). In the background, a familiar face had a financial stake in the company and was helping it raise investment: Carl Freer. Perhaps he shared his experiences with the company Directors because in June, Xero performed a reverse merger with a public shell company, getting itself traded on the Over The Counter Bulletin Board. A somewhat familiar move, in this context.
After learning who was involved in this company and of the rather outlandish investment rumours, the SEC evidently put two and two together. In June 2006 it demanded that Xero explain just what investors were being told to convince them to buy stock. Meanwhile, the company was in talks to be sold and, perhaps in an effort to distance itself from Tiger Telematics, Freer's stake had been bought out by other shareholders.
In September 2006, Xero was sold to new company Advanced Mobile Communications, for “an undisclosed amount of the newly issued shares of Advanced Mobile.” The curiosity here comes from the involved parties. Remember those two shareholders who got stiffed for over twenty million dollars and received nothing but an IP of questionable value in return? They were UK-based investors David Warnock and Simon Davies.
Advanced Mobile Communications was incorporated in Delaware on September 19th, 2006. The admocomm.com domain was registered on the 18th, to... David Warnock. It's almost as if things had come full circle. Back in Delaware where it all started with Floor Décor, the Smart-Ads IP had come home.
It appears that Xero has not yet launched anything. So I guess it's not just a clever name.
“You could probably do worse things with your money.
Like dipping it in acid and jamming it into your eyes.”
That's Freer. Now back to Eriksson and the event which brought the whole saga to a head.
Concrete Pole 1 - 0 Stefan Eriksson
Only 400 Enzo Ferraris were ever built, costing in excess of $600,000 each. The first 349 cars were all sold to customers who had previously bought a Ferrari F40 or F50. Potential buyers for the remaining 50 vehicles (number 400 was a one-off, built for a charity auction) also had to be previous Ferrari customers, and had to apply first. Strict limitations were placed on what owners could do with the cars in order to enjoy the various perks of Ferrari ownership. Today, Enzos can fetch in excess of a million dollars.
The utter destruction of such an exclusive vehicle instantly made national headlines, even ignoring the rather bizarre events that followed.
Eriksson had survived the crash with barely a scratch. He told LA County Sheriff's deputies that he had only
been a passenger; the driver, he said, was a German he only knew as “Dietrich”, who had fled into the nearby hills after the crash. He did not know Dietrich's last name, or where he lived. Trevor Karney, also at the scene, said he had been a passenger in a Mercedes SLR McLaren that had been racing the Enzo. He had got out to check on the two men and had been stranded when the driver of the Mercedes panicked and took off.
When breathalysed, roughly 90 minutes after the accident, Eriksson had a blood alcohol level of .09%, slightly above the legal limit. This cast at least mild doubt on the two men's stories; David Huelsen, the deputy who interviewed the two men, was sceptical: “we now had two passengers, one car and no drivers.” Things were confounded further when an SUV pulled up at the scene and two men got out; flashing ID badges at the deputy, they said they were Homeland Security officials and needed to speak to Eriksson immediately. During his interview Eriksson had displayed a business card identifying him as head of anti-terrorism for the San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority.
Confused deputies were told by their sergeant to keep Eriksson and Karney at the scene, while others attempted to locate the spectral Dietrich. A search of the hills by foot and helicopter failed to turn anyone up, and as the hours went by deputies increasingly suspected the blood they had found on the driver's side airbag of the Ferrari belonged to Eriksson. He submitted to a DNA swab so this could be confirmed.
Despite this, both he and Karney were allowed to leave, Karney with the two “Homeland Security” men. As news of the accident spread and the media started to connect the dots, questions began on how Eriksson had managed to enter the U.S. with his criminal past. Even while the surface of the Pacific Coast Highway was being cleared, deputies were well informed of his personal and business histories.
UK financial institutions, having seen the news, also got in touch. The first call was from the Royal Bank of Scotland, which believed the wrecked Enzo belonged to them. Lombard and Yorkshire Bank followed, asking law enforcement if they knew the whereabouts of another, black Enzo and a Mercedes SLR Maclaren they had recently reported as stolen. All had previously been leased to Gizmondo Europe, and were not permitted to leave the UK. Payments under the leases had, needless to say,
ceased. The black Enzo and Mercedes were both sitting in the garage of Eriksson's gated mansion.
It further emerged the cars were not even road legal. When Eriksson had imported the cars he stated that they were show cars, exempt from emissions regulations. All had UK registrations and without modification were illegal to drive on public roads. Eriksson's wife (who had no driving licence) was later pulled over while driving the Mercedes for this reason and it was impounded, later to be joined by Eriksson's black Enzo. As for his entry to the country, it was found that he had omitted his criminal convictions on his application to live in the United States.
Not long after Eriksson and Karney had left the scene, the Sherriff's Department was called by the man who had stopped at the roadside and allowed Karney to use his cellphone to report the accident; he had found a full magazine for a .40 Glock semi-automatic pistol jammed under the front seat of his car. He assumed Karney had stashed it there while he was in the car using his cellphone. When police later attempted to interview Karney in connection with this, they discovered the address he had given them was an empty slipway at Marina del Rey, which had housed a $14m, 100-foot yacht belonging to - wait for it - Carl Freer.
Freer was also found to be an SGVTA employee. The involvement of this small, non-profit company in all this is rather hazy; although bus companies in California are (for now) legally allowed to set up their own police forces, no-one could fathom what a small company offering transport for elderly and disabled people needed with an anti-terrorism unit, or what Eriksson's role in it was. The company did, however, deny having sent any agents to the crash site.
In a short interview with the LA Times, company founder Yosuf Maiwandi said he had set up the SGVTA police force to make it easier to perform background checks on volunteers. One day Eriksson had pulled up in a Rolls Royce outside Homer's Auto Services, the Monrovia repair shop the company
operated from. He had learned of the company through his lawyer Ashley Posner, who at the time was also its Board Chairman. Eriksson offered to install video surveillance and face-recognition equipment in the SGVTA's buses for free - to demonstrate to prospective buyers - if he could be made head of anti-terrorism in its police force. “That's the title he chose,” Maiwandi told the
San Francisco Chronicle, “so I said, 'Sure.'”
Although there has apparently been no official conclusion on the motive for Freer and Eriksson's involvement in the SGVTA, it may have been that it permitted the two men to purchase firearms in the U.S., which as foreign nationals and convicted felon they could not. Searches of Freer's yacht and Bel Air mansion turned up a total of twelve rifles and four handguns. In Eriksson's home, detectives found a substance believed to be cocaine, brass knuckles and a .357 Magnum. This last find was particularly interesting because it didn't belong to Eriksson; it was registered to Roger Davis, a reserve deputy in the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Who also happened to be President of Xero Mobile.
On the Pacific Coast Highway, searches for the elusive “Dietrich” had ceased within a few hours of the crash and although the results of Eriksson's DNA test were never disclosed, police stated they were “fairly certain” Eriksson had been driving the Ferrari and that there had been no Mercedes. The Malibu Times further reported in May 2006 that Sheriffs had obtained video shot inside the Ferrari, showing it was doing 199mph before the crash, not the 162mph previously guesstimated.
Eriksson was arrested on April 8th, following the search of his home. Only two of the charges stemmed directly from the crash but it ultimately prompted all of them. The charges were three counts of embezzlement, three counts of grand theft, illegal gun possession, misdemeanour drunken driving and misdemeanour hit and run (for driving off after rear-ending a Ford Explorer in a Porsche Cayenne that January). He was also charged with providing false information to law enforcement, the motive for which still baffles me; as a friend commented when I told him this story, it's not as if the version Karney and Eriksson concocted was much better than what had actually occurred.
Eriksson faced 14 years imprisonment if convicted on all charges and had a huge $5.5m bail set, detectives believing he was a flight risk after discovering a one-way plane ticket to London during their search of his home. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency also placed an indefinite hold on Eriksson while they investigated his entry into the U.S., meaning they would detain him if he were released from the LA County Central Men's Jail.
After a deal with prosecutors Eriksson, having admitted to driving the Ferrari, plead guilty to the drunk driving and embezzlement charges and was sentenced to three years in prison, and his $6m Bel Air mansion was seized to aid restitution towards his creditors. He was released early on January 23, 2008.
Freer was arrested in April 2006 on suspicion of perjury and impersonating a police officer, having allegedly flashed an SGVTA badge and signed a sworn document stating he was a police officer to buy a .357 Magnum. He was later released without charge, and has dropped off the radar since he ceased to be involved with Xero Mobile. Which, by the way, is nowhere to be seen now either.
The SGVTA has also dissolved. Offices and homes of employees were raided following the accident; equipment and vehicles were confiscated. Maiwandi was arrested in May on suspicion of perjury for falsely reporting the Authority was a government agency to get government plates for its vehicles. He was arrested again in June on suspicion of impersonating a police officer in an attempt to get the confiscated vehicles back. When his home was raided police had found an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria in the driveway fitted with a radio, computer terminal, government license plates, flashing lights and siren.
Perhaps the one sympathetic individual in all of this is Michael Carrender, who had been in the company's management since it was a flooring company in Delaware and was left carrying the can after the high flyers quit. He appears not to be involved in any of the 'related party' transactions that initially raised suspicions about the company's integrity, and by the end of 2005 had deferred over one million dollars in salary, a year in which Freer and Eriksson were each paid more than double that.
One item that appears to have eluded law enforcement to date is the identity of the two “homeland security officials” who turned up at the crash site. Detectives believe the badges they wielded were actually SGVTA IDs but no-one seems to know who they were, and public help in identifying them has been sought.
As for the Enzo, Ferrari told police it could be shipped to Italy and repaired for $2-300,000. Maiwandi, in a telephone interview with Wired prior to his arrest, aptly summed up: “This whole thing could have been avoided if Eriksson had just been satisfied driving a Tans-Am.”
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All company filings retrieved from sec.gov or companieshouse.co.uk.
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