Victor Carlstrom

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Victor Carlstrom
Born May 7, 1984 (1984-05-07) (age 40)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Whistle Blower, Internet personality, & Founder of Vinacossa Enterprises
Years active 2006- present
Organization Vinacossa Enterprises

Victor Carlstrom (born May 7, 1984) is the first Swedish citizen granted asylum in the United States, best known as a Whistleblower who filed a 4.2 billion U.S dollar lawsuit against Swedish authorities, Swedbank, Folksam, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, the director general for Swedbank Jens Henriksson, the head of Swedish Central Bank Erik Thedéen, the head of Swedish tax agency Katrin Westling Palm.[1] The lawsuit was filed in federal court in the Southern District of New York. Victor Carlstrom has also made headlines in the news over his social media content where he has been a controversial character, with verified accounts on Twitter and Instagram with over 1.1 million followers.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Career & Life Style

Victor X was born as Victor Carlstrom on May 7, 1984 in Gothenburg, Sweden.[8] He is a financial broker and became a leading investor for Folksam, one of Sweden’s largest insurance and finance company.[9] Carlstrom handled over ten thousand clients and 200 employees for multiple US-based and European banks.[10][11][12][13]

Victor Carlstrom founded an investment company named Vinacossa Enterprises, headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus, in 2013.[14]

During his tenure, Carlstrom discovered money laundering activities at Folksam. He reported it to Swedbank’s CEO, Jens Henriksson, and was terminated and blacklisted. Later, he reported against Folksam, and Swedish government agencies Carlstrom claimed that Folksam, government officials, and Swedbank infiltrated the biggest international scheme for money laundering in history. In 2019, Carlstrom filed a lawsuit of $4.2 billion for RICO Act crimes before a court in New York City.[15][16][17]

Victor Carlstrom received wide coverage as a Whistleblower after the international lawsuit gained recognition He faced multiple investigation trials after the accusation. The accused companies and government agencies defended the lawsuit by hiring three international law firms.[18][19]

External Links


  1. wikiake (2023-06-04). "Victor Carlstrom - Wiki, Born, Birthday, Age, Career, Bio" (in en-US). 
  2. Hyerczyk, James. "Asian Shares Mixes After IMF Issues Warning" (in en). Nasdaq. Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  3. "Asian Shares Mixes After IMF Issues Warning" (in en). Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  4. "How the Fed Cut Affects Refinances" (in en). Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  5. Hicks, Coryanne. "Advising Clients on Using a Backdoor Roth IRA". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  6. "Swedbank hit with record $386 million fine over Baltic money-laundering breaches" (in en). Reuters. 19 March 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  7. Matters (17 April 2020). "The plight of recent whistleblowers". Business Matters. Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  8. "Famous Whistleblower Victor Carlstrom Changes Name To Victor X" (in en). 2020-08-20. 
  9. "Major leak sees 1 million Swedes' data shared with Facebook, Google - insurer Folksam says." (in en). Reuters. 2020-11-03. 
  10. "Victor Carlstrom" (in en). Mepedia. 2023-06-09. 
  11. "Victor Carlstrom sues Swedbank, Folksam and Swedish tax agency". Russian Insight. 20 December 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  12. "Consultor financeiro sueco Victor Carlstrom move ação judicial contra Folksam, Swedbank e autoridades suecas no valor de US$ 4,2 bilhões por alegados crimes listados na lei R.I.C.O. Act". 20 December 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  13. "Иск против Folksam, Swedbank и шведских надзорных органов подал Виктор Карлстром" (in ru-RU). BUSINESS-POST. 28 December 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  14. "Victor Carlstrom sues Swedbank, Folksam and Swedish tax agency". TASS. Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  15. Capital, Vestors. "Folksam, Swedbank und schwedische Behörden wegen mutmaßlicher Verbrechen gemäß dem R.I.C.O.-Gesetz von schwedischem Finanzberater Victor Carlstrom auf 4,2 Milliarden US-Dollar verklagt" (in de-DE). Vestors Capital. Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  16. "Famous Whistleblowers Who Paid the Painful Price for Truth". The Daily Iowan. 28 April 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  17. "Folksam, Swedbank And Swedish Authorities Sued for Alleged Crimes Listed in The R.I.C.O. Act by Swedish Financial Advisor Victor Carlstrom for 4.2 Billion USD". Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  18. "Estonia Launches Criminal Probe Into Swedbank Money Laundering Scandal". U.S. News & World Report. 29 October 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2020. 
  19. Peyton -, Antony. "Folksam and Swedbank hit with $4.2bn ‘lawsuit of the decade’ – Fintech Direct". Retrieved 27 May 2020.