Carl Freer Jail is a common search query on this site. And Yes, he has an unserved 2 year jail sentence, an outstanding Euro 50,000 fine and an active arrest warrant in France.
He had hoped, in 2012, that he could appeal his conviction of a decade earlier and stop running – but, on examining the case, the highest court in France – the Court of Cassation – the Supreme Court of France – the final appeal court for all criminal matters – determined that he must go to jail.
Carl Freer has actually been on the run since at least 2001 when the Germans first charged him for fraud. He had been, and some say he still is, involved with organised crime.
The Court of Cassation’s ruling on Carl Freer is also excerpted and linked below, after we have provided sufficient background information to fully understand it.
Before reading it we advise that one should have a concise, but clear, overview of Carl Freer.
Carl Freer is not a petty criminal. He is a career criminal. He commits fraud and has been doing so relentlessly for at least the past 25 years.
It astonishes us that people who are supposed to do due diligence on him seem to only find the puff PR he publishes about himself, and not the arrests, court cases, and judgements that courts and officials publish about him.
This is not confined to greedy, gullible, investors – but includes official bodies that have detailed KYC (Know Your Customer) procedures in place as legal requirements before they may engage with him. How is it that they miss all the actual facts about Carl Freer – all of which can be easily located with just a modicum of effort?
How does Withers Khattarwong Solicitors fail to spot the fact that he gave them an old address in their KYC, let alone fail to discover the extent of his criminal record? They clearly chose not to make any enquires, or do any internet searches and challenge the client with the findings. Similar ineptitude has cost other law firms dearly.
How does the DBS Bank fail to identify Carl Freer as a convicted fraudster in their KYC? How do they determine it is correct to give him bank accounts enabling him to open 10 companies in Singapore?
How does someone who has been arrested in 5 countries; who has three criminal convictions; who is on the run; who has millions in judgements against him ever enter Singapore. . . let alone get a work pass and permanent residency? What is the point of having a criminal code if not to curtail the activities of people like Carl Freer?
Like all criminals, Carl Freer does the same things over and over. It is a repeating pattern. It is not difficult therefore to predict the outcome of any of his ‘ventures.’ It needs no Artificial Intelligence or assistance. It is hallucinatory to think that his new businesses have legitimate goals, or that he has reformed.
For Those Unable to Find the Facts on Carl Freer, Here is A Very Brief Summary of His Easily Discovered Past and Why He Has Been Ordered To Jail
Carl Freer started his criminal activity in Sweden. As a teenager he faked his parents’ signatures and managed to fraudulently obtain a loan. He then scammed the bank, using fake checks, for tens of thousands of dollars. He was arrested and convicted – sentenced to 18 months probation and fined EUR 200,000.
He claimed it was all a misunderstanding. He also claimed he was a Humanitarian doing charitable work as evidence of his good character. This article links to all relevant media and covers how he scammed a lawyer into setting up a Foundation for nothing – a foundation that does not actually exist.
Carl Freer was next arrested in Spain. He had stolen some exotic cars in Germany and taken them to Spain where he set up a business selling exotic cars. He was caught and arrested.
He skipped bail and fled to France, where he set up a new business – selling stolen exotic cars. Once again he was caught and arrested.
Carl Freer skipped bail and fled to the UK, where he once again set up a new business – selling stolen exotic cars.
He was arrested again after Interpol tracked him down on an international arrest warrant issued by Germany – who wanted him for stealing exotic cars.
Carl Freer had been doing his stolen car trafficking under the false name of Brian Littlejohn.
Carl Freer challenged the extradition attempt, claiming that it was all a misunderstanding.
He had not stolen the cars, he had simply not paid for them because he thought they were already stolen. Clearly, In his mind, something twice stolen equals legitimate ownership.
Carl Freer also defended himself at that time by claiming that not only was it all misunderstanding, but he was a Humanitarian and Philanthropist as evidenced by the fact that he was a Trustee of the prestigious King’s Medical Research Trust. As we have extensively covered that was a scam and is a complete lie.
While having to report to the British Police weekly, Carl Freer decided to give up the stolen car trafficking and start a high tech business instead – Gizmondo.
The bright idea behind Gizmondo is that it was a tracking device – one that kids would willingly have with them as they could play games and do other things on it. Some have said that it was inspired by the tracking device that Carl Freer was forced to wear while under judicial supervision.
It was with the Gizmondo that he scammed the PLO out of their $20 Million, and a lot of other people too. He forged documents, claimed endorsement from Microsoft, lied and cheated and scammed. He claims to have amassed a billion dollars in investments. That was 2005.
Once he had all the investor’s money, and had launched his ‘product’ in an extravagant event accompanied by exotic cars, he siphoned off many millions, resigned from the company and took off for the USA. (Video. 7 Part article)
As he fled for the USA, Carl Freer stole several exotic cars which he took with him.
He also lied to the US authorities to get a visa. He claimed he had never been arrested, had no criminal record, was a British national, and gave his car dealership – the one he was arrested for selling stolen cars from in France – as an example of his fine business skills that would be put to use in America. (New evidence – letter in support of his Visa Application.)
Carl Freer moved around the USA, creating new scams, incorporating new companies, and stealing more money.
When it would get too hot in an area he would just move to another – leaving scammed people and law suits in his wake.
After being arrested in Los Angeles as a consequence the world famous incident involving the destruction of a Ferrari Enzo, it was time to move on.
Carl Freer had incorporated over twenty companies, had scammed thousands of people people and many big names – Ogilvie, IBM, Microsoft, MTV, Georgia Tech and others.
America had been good to him. But . . .
. . . his defence of, “It was all a big misunderstanding” and, “I’m a humanitarian and and philanthropist” was not really working all that well – mostly because of his insane decision to falsely add, “I’m a duly appointed, legitimate, Federal Agent” to his “good guy” portfolio.
He had attracted the attention of law enforcement by using that fake badge to buy an arsenal – it was definitely time to move on. He feared jail.
His next major stop was Singapore where once again he lied to get a work pass and residency.
Convicted criminals are denied entry to Singapore – and Carl Freer is not only a convicted criminal, but a criminal with a large backlog of convictions waiting to catch up with him.
And, as covered above, he lied to get bank accounts so he could set up companies as Director or shareholder part of his next big scams – Uniqorn Lab PTE Ltd, Shop on Mobile PTE Ltd, Wow Messenger PTE Ltd, Kaching Mobile PTE Ltd, Unicorn 7 PTE Ltd, Watstock PTE Ltd, Watpetrol PTE Ltd, Watopidia PTE Ltd, Aluminaid PTE Ltd and Iqnect PTE Ltd.
Carl Freer is currently working on launching Watstock in Dubai – an artificial intelligence product that will predict the stock market with never before seen accuracy. Or so he says. We have issued a Scam Alert.
Once again he is claiming alliances and endorsement with a major university, the leading Professor in AI, and IBM. All lies.
And once again he is adding content to his fake ‘humanitarian and philanthropist portfolio’. The internet is now awash with pictures of impoverished African children all waving and cheering and thanking Carl Freer – the only downside being that those are purchased stock images that have no basis in reality. No underprivileged child has ever benefited from Carl Freer’s benevolence. He hates the ‘underclasses’ and his only interaction with them is to use them for his personal gain.
Predicting the future is as old as the hills and has been peddled since the dawn of Man. Back then it was bird entrails, tea leaves, oracles and crystal balls – now it is Carl Freer and Watstock. Maybe the Banks and the Authorities can predict his future. All it requires is a little intelligence and enough balls to act within the framework of the law.
Like all Carl Freer scams, this promises incredible riches to those gullible enough to invest with a serial fraudster and Mafia linked criminal.
The French Court of Cassation sees right through Carl Freer’s Lies and Orders Him To Jail
Here are some snippets from the French Court of Cassation. You can read the whole thing in French, or in English as provided by the Court.
Carl Freer is referred to as Mr Carl X. Or Mr X. If you have read the German Judgement you will recognise Carl X as Carl Freer. (Z is Brian Littlejohn – the alias he used and the name of an earlier landlord – Carl Freer kept using the address).
Carl Freer had appealed his prior conviction. After examining the facts, the Court of Cassation determined that the sentence of 2 years imprisonment, and the fine of EUR 50,000, were correct and ordered the continuation of the arrest warrant. They said he must go to jail.
Text has been highlighted by us – otherwise it is exactly as provided by the Court.
That it follows from the proceedings that Mr X. was domiciled in France and that he had fled when he was wanted and that he was at the same time sought by the German authorities who issued a warrant for his arrest on 20 April 2001 and that he was subsequently arrested in Great Britain on 7 June 2001 and placed under judicial supervision. . .
Whereas, accordingly, the warrant of arrest for Mr X. of 20 March 2002, issued in accordance with Article 123 of the Code of Criminal Procedure as regards the identity of the person, Article 131 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, validly allowed the latter to be referred to the court, the title remaining otherwise enforceable after the order for reference; That the investigating judge can not be criticized for having sought to defeat the rights of the defense by issuing an arrest warrant for serious acts of organized crime . . .
Whereas it appears from the judgment under appeal and from the pleadings that the investigating judge, having before him facts relating to international traffic in stolen vehicles, issued an arrest warrant against Mr X;
In the present case, in order to reject the objection based on a breach of that principle, the judgment under appeal holds that the accused was convicted in Germany for fraud and not for concealment
In that the confirmatory judgment under appeal declared Mr X. guilty of breach of trust and sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment and a fine of EUR 50 000;
On the grounds that it appears from the German proceedings that Mr. X. stated, at the time of the execution of the request for extradition from the German authorities, that he had sold nine vehicles under the coercion of the Mafia, that he was afraid of reprisals and that he had come to Great Britain in order to protect himself and his family; whereas it is not disputed that the four Porsche vehicles referred to being sold in France by Mr. X., manager of Well Com Motors, and that these vehicles were stolen, that Mr. X . can not validly, in order to prove his good faith, rank with the other professionals. Even when upstream of the traffic and in contact with the source of this traffic, the fact that for a luxury car sales professional who operated Well Com Motors under the false name Z For which it is not justified in any way, to sell repeatedly, In the same stroke of time, the vehicles stolen and then fleeing, abandoning his company and his domicile, testify to his complete bad faith; That the two testimonies from which it relies, drawn from the German proceedings, of which an incomplete copy is produced, no examination of the accused which is in the file contrary to what was announced in the letter of 4 November 2010 of the Council, are not of a nature To contradict this observation in a mafia context that he himself described; That the offense of concealment is constituted in all its elements, material and intentional;
Carl Freer is an incorrigible criminal. He has been at it for years.
His Modus Operandi is to come up with a great sounding idea that, if it were executable would in fact be lucrative. He then claims alliances and endorsements from leading brands in that sector, and forges documents to support his hype. He stops at nothing. He becomes people’s best friend to get their money out of them.
His overriding intention is to attract and steal money – he cares nothing for the idea or concept he is selling, no matter his apparent enthusiasm for it. Carl Freer is very persuasive and smooth, and people become bewitched.
His criminal past constancy haunts him, and so while building up a scam Carl Freer frantically tries to create an illusion of being a decent human being. He tells lies and invents things he thinks people will like to hear. In truth he does not give a damn about any of that – just as he does not care about the law, about fair play, about his family, about his ‘friends’. Do you really think he cares about you?
Snake Oil salesmen have been around for years, as have fortune tellers. Some people just want to put their faith in something other than their own common sense, and so those businesses will always be with us.
That said – this is one charlatan you should avoid, or immediately disengage from. He means you no good.
Carl Freer writes preening glowing puff-pieces about himself as a paragon of perfection, and then pays people to post them online
Carl Freer is certainly not the first person to have had the idea of doing some “reputation management” online. Few are the people alive on earth that have not made a mistake – annoyed someone – had a disagreement here or there – and had nastiness thrown at them.
But – we are NOT a hate group. We are a Due Diligence service. We firmly believe that people should not be smeared because of genuine mistakes, occasional indiscretions or past failures.
After all, everyone is human – and out of 7 billion people not a single one is perfect.
There are however a few who think they are perfect. It’s a small percentage. They are delusional – unable to perceive properly – unable to self-correct. They cannot accept criticism from others without going into a frenzy – if they agreed with any criticism – if they genuinely admitted any failing – they know they would implode.
Point out any error to one of these people and they react as though you had just stabbed them in the heart, or shot them in the gut. If they think you are being critical of them they will do everything in their power to put you down. Their reaction – even if you were just helping them – is insane.
They do not learn from their failures like most people do. Most people try not to repeat the same mistakes. But people like Carl Freer try to make their past mistakes look acceptable and reasonable by repeating them so often that they begin to look “normal”. Or they can be characterised as some “genetic disorder” they have – and therefore are not ‘responsible’ for.
You can have a lavish lifestyle – huge houses; luxury yachts; many exotic cars; beautiful lap-dancers; dozens of diamond encrusted timepieces – just come up with a clever sounding idea and convince people to invest in it. Squander the money – let the company collapse. Keep the ill-gotten gains. Perfect. Do it again and again.
How could it possibly be your fault? They were stupid enough to invest. You didn’t make them do anything. They were just greedy – like you – except you are smarter than them – better than them. They could have looked you up and seen what a fraudster you are. They didn’t. Their bad. Nothing to do with you.
( This is a great link to read about the rise and fall of Gizmondo – the boat – the cars – the girls – the threats – or check out the video. )
In his mind Carl Freer is Perfect – a Paragon of Perfection
He really is. He has scammed so many people – so many times – so effortlessly – for so long – in so many cultures – in so many languages – that he really is a world champion at it.
He has perfected his performance so well, and done it so often, that he now sits among the audience and admires the show. He has fallen for his own bullshit.
Anyone with half a brain can see that it is crazy. This is Megalomania on Mescaline. This is Hubris on Hashish. This is Delusion on Devilsmoke. This pushes the limits of Gullibility. This is not “reputation management.” This is reputational self-destruction by wanton demonstration of insanity.
This is what Carl Freer wrote about himself and then posted himself.
He will of course say someone else wrote and posted it – never realising that no-one – certainly no professional – would EVER write or advise something quite as stupid as this.
“Carl Freer – The True Definition Of A Businessman
“This individual is nothing but a true businessman. Carl Freer is just fantastic in every sense of the word. He is daring, and most of all, he acts like a real entrepreneurial champion. He has always believed that he is the kind of man who can make things happen even when he is not given any chance. He has the disposition of forging ahead irrespective of whatever is going on around him.”
The video has three simple clips of writing which explain in more detail how perfect Carl Freer really is. Take a look and see it is true. Click here to go to the site.
The above is the description of the video – text inside it says – among other things:
“These are astonishing qualities that made him stand out in the midst of other businessmen. While he may have run into some problems during the course of heading one or two organisations, it was apparent that he wasn’t the type to throw in the towel.”
This was posted 2 days ago, which is great! Carl is doing a flurry of web activity – trying to overwhelm the truth we are putting out by covering the internet with sugar coating. We know exactly how that works.
His web efforts are pointless and stupid. If you click on the videos he links to – thinking you will see something of Carl Freer – you get a 2 minute clip of clouds going by; or of a forrest on a hillside.
The reason there is no content to any of his puff-piece sites is because there is no content to put there. The truth about Car Freer – the relevant content – is on our site. It is not pretty. We have no shortage. We will post an article every day or two as time permits and can do so for the next 2 years easily.
We are not a hate site. It is called Due Diligence. We do not care about people’s genuine mistakes, occasional indiscretions or past failures. But when it is repeated, intentional, full time, dedicated, persistent, never-ending, personal and disgusting . . . well, that is not the same thing.
Not only does he screw around with investors and banks – Carl Freer also has to screw his employees – from the top executives (who maybe deserve some screwing) to the cleaning lady.
Carl won’t pay for things. He will start someone working for him and after the first pay-slip will pay them in shares – while he is falsely inflating them that sounds like a great deal – but he knows he will be bankrupting the company – or, he pays with leased cars he is not paying the leases on – or with watches he has bought with credit he is not paying off . . . He doesn’t pay with real money – just promises that never arrive.
It is one thing to screw someone like Joe Martin – actually Joe screwed Carl back – or some wealthy institution – but it’s something else to screw people you employ.
Every now and again Carl has to engage people to work on his Wikipedia page – or to create false PR websites – or to provide legal advice to deal with people exposing the truth about him – or to write articles about how great he is.
Problem is he doesn’t pay them. Which is kind of stupid really – but then who said being a criminal was smart?