Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Eriksson rejects plea offer, goes on trial for multiple counts of shadiness

Evan Blass
10.19.06
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Notorious mobster, party animal, exotic automobile enthusiast, and failed gaming executive Bo Stefan Eriksson is finally being exposed to the harsh lights of a Los Angeles courtroom today, after rejecting a plea bargain on Monday due to the fact that "I cannot agree that I stole the car because I didn't." The car that Eriksson was referring to is the famous million dollar Ferrari Enzo that he drunkenly crashed along a stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway earlier this year, which authorities later learned was among several leased vehicles that the former Gizmondo director had exported from Europe and stopped paying for in late 2005. Eriksson also faces a charge of illegal weapons possession, and if convicted on all counts, could spend the next eleven years in prison -- a familiar setting for the thug-turned-businessman. Prosecutors are still hoping that Eriksson's imaginary friend Dietrich will return to the States to testify, but sources close to the matter say that the German playboy has reportedly taken permanent asylum on the island of Atlantis, where he's been managing a unicorn farm co-owned by Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2019 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
The Morning After: Google Stadia's launch game line-up gets a big boost

The Morning After: Google Stadia's launch game line-up gets a big boost

View
Canadian court issues first ever ISP order to block a piracy website

Canadian court issues first ever ISP order to block a piracy website

View
Google Stadia will have 10 more games at launch

Google Stadia will have 10 more games at launch

View
Stanford's new tech-laden hospital includes pill-picking robots

Stanford's new tech-laden hospital includes pill-picking robots

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr