Before he crashed his Enzo, Stefan Eriksson raced a Ferrari 360 at Le Mans

You may remember a certain Swede named Bo Stefan Eriksson. He’s the Swedish criminal-masquerading-as-tech-executive at the smoke and mirrors company Tiger Telematics, makers of the Gizmondo game console, and who, on a fateful day in February 2006, propelled a Ferrari Enzo at 200 mph into a pole on the Pacific Coast… » 3/22/11 10:00am 3/22/11 10:00am

CNN Web Site Serves Up Semi-Naughty Word To Describe Enzo-Busting Ex-Gizmondo Exec

We're known to drop an f-bomb or two on occasion on these pages, just for, you know, dramatic effect. Sometimes that drama even includes an s-bomb and a d-bomb, and although we've yet to drop the c-bomb, we've pretty much used every other four-lettered expletive we can think of. But unlike CNN.com, we've never used… » 1/24/07 11:51am 1/24/07 11:51am

Swede Found Dirty: Stefan Eriksson Gets Three in the Hoosegow

It looks like the sad, sordid tale of the Brokeback Enzo (which two of the So-Cal Jalops attempted to find the death-site of a week or so ago after failing miserably back in March), is over. Fat Stefan scored hisself a three-year sentence on embezzlement and firearms charges, to be served concurrently with his… » 11/07/06 9:45pm 11/07/06 9:45pm

Breaking! Mistrial Declared In Stefan Eriksson Ferrari Crash

The trial against Stefan Eriksson, the Swedish mafia-man businessman ground to a halt today when jurors told Judge Patricia Schnegg they were deadlocked 10-2 in favor of convicting Bo Stefan Eriksson on the two counts of grand theft and fraudulent concealment with intent to defraud. This was in addition to his… » 11/03/06 3:21pm 11/03/06 3:21pm

Brokeback Enzo Update: Fat Steffie Rejects Plea

Swedish mafia d n (sorry, businessman) and driver of the infamous Brokeback Enzo, Stefan Eriksson has rejected a plea deal that would have ended trial proceedings for the string of charges he faces. Accepting the deal would have meant pleading "no contest" to four counts, in exchange for a two year, four month… » 10/17/06 12:25pm 10/17/06 12:25pm

Oh, The Stefan Saga Never Ends, Does It? Eriksson's F1 Deal

Over at Pitpass, former Jordan marketing head Mark Gallagher offers his take on the Gizmondo mess from an insider's perspective, having dealt with Carl Freer shortly before his departure and maintaining contact with a number of folks involved while the whole thing began to unravel. Interestingly enough, Jordan was… » 8/15/06 6:30am 8/15/06 6:30am

The Ferrari Of Notebook Computers Is — An Acer?

Although we're less geeky than our 'puter loving cousin — we're all for the cross-brand marketing — especially when it involves the Italian stallion, Ferrari. And to us, nothing says Ferrari like...Acer? Like we said, we ain't Gizmodo — but to us Acer doesn't so much scream "Ferrari." Especially when you hear how… » 6/05/06 11:18am 6/05/06 11:18am

Not-Guilty Song for Stefan Eriksson to Sing

While the erstwhile Gizmondo exec sat resplendent in his orange jumpsuit in a SoCal courtroom today, we're sure there's part of his subconscious that was screaming the Swedish equivalent of "I must look like a dork." But all he said was "Yes," when the judge asked him if he was switching attorneys. His new solicitor,… » 5/30/06 6:00pm 5/30/06 6:00pm

Brokeback Enzo XVIII: Stefan Eriksson Goes Back to Court, Arraignment Posponed

To paraphrase erstwhile arena-rock band Journey, "still they write." They write (at least CNN does) because entrepreneur, Ferrari Enzo crasher, alleged counterfeiter, Homeland Security officer and reported member of an odd kind of balls-out Mafia only Sweden could produce, Stefan Eriksson, returned to court in Los… » 5/15/06 5:49pm 5/15/06 5:49pm

Mack Reed's 'Ballad of Dietrich and the Demolished Enzo'

LA-based blogger, journalist and designer Mack Reed (known to his G's as McRib) has decided to immortalize the plight of Stefan Eriksson in song. But not just any song. His vision is of a collaborate effort, resulting in "something like a punk narcocorrido by Social D. with Dick Dale on guest lead guitar and Damon… » 5/09/06 11:00pm 5/09/06 11:00pm

Bo No! Stefan Eriksson Faces New Charges

Damon kicked down the news that a certain Friend of Dietrich is facing new charges, unrelated to the Brokeback Enzo debacle, but linked to him after a search of his home by authorities. Apparently, Fat Stefan had an incident in a borrowed Porsche Cayenne a month before the Ferrari crash, and is now being charged with… » 5/09/06 3:50pm 5/09/06 3:50pm

Breaking! Brokeback Enzo Case — The Tribulations and Trials of Stefan Eriksson

Looks like it's good news / bad news day for he-of-many-transliterations as Stefan Erikkson finds his bail lowered from the knightly sum of $5.5 million to the just-under-knightly sum of $3 million. That's the good news. The bad...well...the judge has ordered him to stand trial on charges of embezzlement, grand theft… » 5/02/06 2:51pm 5/02/06 2:51pm

Last Night Everything Broke/Dietrich Ate My Homework: Jalopnik/TTAC's AC Schnitzer Adventure

So what happens when two punk rockin' autojournalists attempt to make an attempt to retrace the route of Stefan and "Dietrich" in an AC Schnitzer-tuned 6-Series droptop while cranking Jawbreaker's Bivouac album? The front fascia decides to take a dirt-nap as a result of aerodynamic pressure at 70mph (approximately 90… » 5/01/06 10:14pm 5/01/06 10:14pm