Raid on company that issued police badge to Ferrari crasherLA Times has the latest news on the incredibly strange story that began with a wrecked million dollar Ferrari Enzo in Malibu. The tiny private bus company that issued "anti-terrorism unit" police credentials to the man arrested for wrecking the car (along with a host of other charges), former video game exec and felon Bo Stefan Eriksson, was raided by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on Tuesday.
Authorities have long been perplexed about why the tiny transit authority, which has five buses, needed its own police department [called the San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority Police Department]. [San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority founder Yosuf] Maiwandi said in the past that the department had six sworn volunteer officers.Link
Eriksson and other businessmen joined the agency as advisors to help with a wireless camera system for the buses, Maiwandi told The Times in a March interview. The advisors were made deputy police commissioners and received identification cards and badges.
At Maiwandi's home, officials found a white, unmarked Ford Crown Victoria complete with radio equipment, computer mobile digital terminal, official government license plate, flashing front and rear lights and siren.