• Nov 7, 2006
Another day, another Eriksson story. Looks like we might be heading towards a final chapter in this saga, however. After what appeared to be a mistrial a couple of days ago, where the jury was deadlocked 10-2, today's report has Eriksson pleading no contest to embezzlement and being a felon with a firearm. Eriksson was sentenced Tuesday to three years in state prison by Judge Patricia Schnegg, and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. He must return to court Dec. 7 for a restitution hearing.
Judge Schnegg also dismissed two other counts of grand theft auto as part of the plea agreement. The judge said the three-year prison term will run concurrent with the six-month sentence that came after Eriksson's earlier no contest plea on Oct. 19. That was the drunk driving charge resulting from the alleged Feb. 21 crash of that poor red Enzo at 162-198 mph on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

As part of the plea deal, Eriksson's Bel-Air home will be sold, and the proceeds will go towards any restitution. "It was a fair resolution," Deputy District Attorney Tamara Hall told reporters Tuesday, adding that the decision to agree to a plea was "consistent with the majority of the jurors." Alec Rose, one of Eriksson's attorneys, said he expects Eriksson to be released somewhere between November 2007 and January 2008.

He added that Eriksson will then leave the U.S. Deported, leaving, same difference.

[Source: KNBC-TV via MSNBC]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      i read on yahoo that this was a million dollar ferrari?
      damn.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Ohmy...I feel sorry for him. I wish I could say I hope the judge was more lenient. But the thing is, he not only could've killed himself, he could've hurt others too. People never learn. They hear about it happening to others, still they do the same thing. Jail time is jail time. No matter how short it may seem...your freedom is taken away from you, and a significant time of your life is wasted.
      • 8 Years Ago
      was dietrich at the trial ???
      • 8 Years Ago
      "That was the drunk driving charge resulting from the ALLEGED Feb. 21 crash of that poor red Enzo."

      I once went to an alleged strip club in Daytona, where I allegedly spent more than $400 on alleged alcohol and alleged lap dances. Afterwhich, allegedly, I was so happy about those alleged events, that I allegedly was clocked at 118 MPH in my rented Sebring by an alleged cop. Thankfully, I was not over the alleged legal blood alcohol limit and was not otherwise delayed on my alleged trip to Florida.
      However, my alleged live-in girlfriend at the time (who cheched receipts) allegedly wasn't as pleased as I was about said alleged events and proceeded to allegedly keep me in the dog house for several alleged weeks.
      Forget the legalese; Do the crime, do the time.