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The Local _ International affairs _ Swedish Playboy Causes Trouble in California

Posted by: FR 16.Mar.2006, 04:33 PM

Yet another twist in Ferrari crash case
By Susan Abram, Staff Writer


CALABASAS - The only-in-Los Angeles saga that began last week with the high-speed Malibu crash of a $1 million Enzo Ferrari owned by a Swedish playboy is racing toward absurdity.

Sheriff's investigators now say that a mysterious German named Dietrich never existed, but an American named Trevor has materialized, along with two intriguing figures who conned deputies at the crash site while claiming to be homeland security officials.

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Eriksson was convicted of fraud and counterfeiting in Sweden in 1993 and 1994, and has been linked to a group known as the Uppsala Mafia, according to sheriff's deputies.


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Full story link: http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3564145

Posted by: Ramazilla 16.Mar.2006, 05:14 PM

Just seen the video clip on cnn.com, whoever he is, he's lucky to be alive.

Posted by: VikingHumpingWitch 16.Mar.2006, 05:17 PM

I know someone who used to work for him. Apparently he's a grade A *rsehole.

Posted by: FR 16.Mar.2006, 06:38 PM

Um, and in exactly what, er, business did this person work for him? The article says he's not, well, exactly an above-board type. :twisted:

Posted by: VikingHumpingWitch 16.Mar.2006, 06:40 PM

biggrin.gif The legit one that went bust, Gizmondo.

Posted by: FR 16.Mar.2006, 09:04 PM

What happened to DavidOL's post on this thread?

Posted by: Streja 16.Mar.2006, 10:27 PM

Anyone called Eriksson cannot be considered a playboy...



...unless he's called Sven-Göran Eriksson...

Posted by: David OL 17.Mar.2006, 09:14 AM

Hmmm. Here it is again FR.

The man in the car must have been a Social Democrat.

:twisted: (they are the only Swedes with enough funds to buy a car like that)!
:wink:

Posted by: Ediot 17.Mar.2006, 11:53 AM

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Posted by: Markbase With An Invisible Silen 17.Mar.2006, 11:57 AM

The words "Swedish" and "playboy" sound odd in the same sentence.

Mark Base
http://www.markbase.net
For observations and opinions about life in Helsingborg

Posted by: FR 17.Mar.2006, 04:30 PM

QUOTE (* Max *)
The Uppsala Mafia huh? Known for interrogations involving a hex key and surstromming i bet.


Remember the Norwegians that got kicked out of a Swedish resort for "threatening use of herring"?

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Posted by: VikingHumpingWitch 17.Mar.2006, 04:32 PM

FR I've never heard of that but you would make me very happy if you can find the article for me.

Posted by: FR 17.Mar.2006, 04:33 PM

It was on The Local.

Posted by: FR 17.Mar.2006, 04:34 PM

http://www.thelocal.se/article.php?ID=2889

See end of first paragraph.

Posted by: VikingHumpingWitch 17.Mar.2006, 04:38 PM

biggrin.gif biggrin.gif thank you!!

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