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Anonymous letter sent to people in Baugur case

Appointed state prosecutor Sigurdur Tómas Magnússon requested a meeting yesterday with the judge and the counsel for the defense to discuss an anonymous letter that has been sent to people involved in the Baugur case.

The letter was sent by mail to all judges of the Supreme Court of Iceland, Gestur Jónsson, who is the defendant of Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson, CEO of Baugur Group, and Arngrímur Ísberg, the chief judge at Reykjavík District Court, where the Baugur case is currently being heard. Fréttabladid reports.

The letter, which was stamped on February 19, was also sent to the editor of Fréttabladid newspaper. Certain rulings in the Baugur case were listed in the letter followed by the writer’s opinion on why they were made.

Law professor Sigurdur Líndal said everything indicates that the writer of the letter is knowledgeable about law. “It is apparent that the writer of the letter is very angry at the owners of Baugur because of the rulings in the case,” Líndal added.

Defendant of Jóhannesson, Gestur Jónsson agrees that the letter writer must be knowledgeable about law, and about the Baugur case. The purpose of the letter is clearly to have the defendants found guilty, he said.

Click here to read more about the Baugur case.

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