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.