This site receives lots of enquiries asking us, one way or another, why Carl Freer behaves the way he does, and this article is an attempt to give people an understanding of the psychological make-up that is Carl Freer – Sweden’s Most Successful Failure.
Bottom line – Carl Freer is a thief. While he has stolen millions of dollars, the most valuable thing he stole was his Father’s persona – along with much of his good name and the goodwill he genuinely earned. Carl Freer dons that gentle soul’s personality like a grotesque leper wears a mask to hide his disfigurement.
People meeting Carl Freer for the first time see a ‘kind and gentle soul’, a ‘thoughtful, sharing and caring individual’ who appears to genuinely have their best interests at heart.
Carl Freer is adept at slipping into that character – his Father – and using that charade successfully cloaks from view the fact that he is a genuinely nasty man. Lepers are disfigured by disease – not something they desire. Carl Freer is disfigured by choice – in heart and mind and soul.
Close associates, employees, family – they all know who he really is.
Lyndon Johnson allegedly said that every man is trying either to live up to his Father’s expectations or make up for his Father’s mistakes. Perhaps he should not have used the word “every” – because Carl Freer does neither of these.
As we will show you below, Carl Freer’s Father, John Freer, was a successful man; an accomplished academic and author; a man who helped improve the world we live in and who applied his many talents to constructive endeavours. He was well-loved and respected by friends, family and acquaintances and those whose lives he touched usually benefitted from the interaction. He was, and still is, highly regarded by his peers.
John Freer’s expectations were that his son would grow up to be a valuable, contributing member of society. A man admired and respected by others; a man who could be counted upon and trusted; a man who would enhance the good name of the Freer’s.
John Freer did not make many mistakes. He had an excellent career and his track record in his profession is unblemished. But . . . he was responsible for conceiving his son, Carl Freer. That was his Big Mistake.
Carl Freer shares none of his Father’s virtues
John Freer BSc, DMS, CEng, FIEE was an accomplished author and academic. He served as the principle consultant at Software Science Limited when he wrote the book, Computer Communications and Networks in 1988. The Book sold remarkably well due to it’s timely release and the fact that it filled a vacuum, assisting in the building of technologies which we now use on the internet. Some years later he thoroughly revised and updated the Book whilst serving as principle consultant at Data Sciences UK Limited, a subsidiary of IBM.
John Freer had a remarkable mind. He was a regular contributor to academic papers and is viewed by many as a key contributor to our understanding of Computer Networks and the Internet.
On the cusp of global recognition and on the eve of the launch of his book in 1988, John Freer suddenly had to return to Sweden as his only son, Carl Freer (18 years old at the time), demanded his Father’s attention in his court appearance after his arrest for defrauding a Swedish Bank. The fraud had been committed by forging his Father’s signature on loan documents. (Forging documents continues to be a staple ingredient in the Carl Freer smorgasbord of Fraud).
As a loving Father John Freer reimbursed the Bank, paid for legal representation and paid the fines that Carl Freer had incurred by being caught for his criminal activities.
John Freer had some frank discussions with his son and discovered that he had long been involved in criminal activities – it was just that this time he had been caught. Carl Freer was both incorrigible and unrepentant when confronted by his Father. He would take no responsibility for what he had done and, like a thief might blame his hand for stealing, Carl Freer found endless ways to explain away his criminal lifestyle.
To his enduring credit, it appears that John Freer realised that his son, Carl Freer, had deliberately and knowingly chosen to live his life by stealing, defrauding, misleading and corrupting and had further realised that there was absolutely not one single shred of decency or honesty within Carl that could be appealed to, because . . .
. . . after Carl Freer ratified his career choice by getting himself convicted of Fraud, his Father turned his back on him; returned to his career in academia, and applied his many skills to help those who would appreciate him . . .
. . . while Carl Freer accelerated his criminal activity and expanded into the dizzying heights of International Crime, breaking records by being arrested in at least 5 different countries, while evading an unappealable jail term for more than 16 years.
The Real Carl Freer
Carl Freer is a nomad. He moves from place to place to place. He has to. If he stays in one place too long the authorities find him, the people he has defrauded find him, and he gets arrested. Carl Freer is not totally stupid. He knows that he has to keep moving – the repeated arrests in different countries have finally made him correlate criminal conduct with consequences and location.
He has been sued by Lawyers; Business Partners; Employees; PR Firms; and The Authorities. Staff don’t get paid and investors lose their money. When it gets too difficult, he packs his bags and moves to a different country and starts all over again.
The degeneration of his life all seems to have all started when, at 16, he left school and abandoned the education that had been lined up for him, posing instead as a Washer/Waiter in a Restaurant while starting his criminal empire. As a Teen, he accomplished his first criminal conviction. At the age of 21 became a father to his first child, Julia. (He has had 3 wives producing 5 children, Julia, Adam, Simon, ElIina and Isabella. There are two adopted children through marriage. He is currently engaged in dissolving his 3rd marriage after hooking up with the next inamorata.)
He has lived in Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, England, Switzerland, Belgium, USA, Vietnam, Singapore and now the UAE. In all of these Countries he has formed businesses to attract Investors, which he does with great ease by assuming his Father’s charismatic personality, before being forced to leave when people discover who he really is.
Swedish Investigator Kjell Soderberg is quoted as saying in a Los Angeles Times feature that Carl Freer could sell sand in the Sahara and refrigerators to Eskimos. No wonder he is happy living in Dubai.
Carl Freer Dishonors His Father
Throughout Carl Freer’s career he has used his Father’s unimpeachable reputation. It started with faking his Father’s signature to defraud the Bank. It continued with the (fake) King’s College $6million donation by Carl Freer to gain a Trustees position was for the alleged purpose of constructing a new building to be named The John Freer building in recognition of his Father’s achievements. The truth was that Carl Freer was at that time facing numerous fraud charges in Germany and needed character references to show the Court that he had mended his ways. Of course, there was no Trustee position, there was no $6million donation and there was no John Freer building. And, of course, the Court wasn’t fooled either.
We have previously informed our readers that his Father, John Freer, was pronounced dead by his son in order to escape demands for payment from the Solicitors instructed to form a Trust.
When his Father actually died in the UK on 4th May 2011, Carl Freer did not attend the funeral as he was in fear of being served legal notice in proceedings brought by investors. But even in death his Father became an asset to be exploited. In John Freer’s last will and testimony he left his son GBP50,000.00 – however in typical style, within a short period of time investors had been told that he had invested his inheritance of $1.5million into a new project.
As Carl Freer was not a UK Resident at that time he failed to realise that Wills are publicly available documents. In fact, if you want a copy of the Will you can write to, “In the High Court of Justice the Probate Registry of Wales” and request from the Probate Registrar a copy of the Will of John Freer who died on 4th day of May 2011.
Carl Freer’s achievements
So what has Carl Freer achieved?
- 3 public companies which have collapsed;
- Dozens of bankrupt companies;
- Fraud convictions, fines and jail sentences;
- Many millions of Dollars in Judgements against him;
- Scores of staff and investors who retch at the mere mention of his name;
Dozens of people who hate him;
- Authorities in the USA, Denmark and France who are actively pursuing him;
- And some pissed off dons.
Carl Freer does not have much to look forward to. He knows the authorities are going to catch up to him soon. The new case in the USA is a genuine threat, and the Danes are hot on his heels. While life in Dubai may seem like fun at times, it is where he helped orchestrate the IT Factory hundred million dollar fraud 10 years ago, and it is where he ripped off the PLO for $20 million.
He faces threats on every hand. Who will get him first? Some self-respecting Muslim avenging the fraud on the PLO? The American justice system? The Dons for whom he has failed to deliver? The French?
Interpol has been informed of his whereabouts, and his hosts in Dubai are getting weary of the noise surrounding him and his abuse of his Wasta (Royal family protection).
And . . . maybe the tossing and turning of his Father in his grave is finally starting to haunt Carl Freer.
It’s time to hit the road again Carl.