French-Norwegian magistrate Eva Joly, advisor to the office of the special prosecutor for the banking collapse, said it is normal that the assets of suspects haven’t been frozen yet. The public must be patient while their cases are investigated.
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“One cannot start with freezing people’s assets, first criminal behavior must be proven,” Joly told Fréttabladid, explaining that it’s extremely complicated to decide whether and when assets of suspects should be frozen.
When three new prosecutors will start working for the office of the special prosecutor next fall they will, among other projects, track down funds that have been brought out of the country with assistance from foreign specialists.
Joly will meet with the director of the British Serious Fraud Office early next month. She stated that Iceland and Britain have joint interests in fitting the pieces of the banking collapse puzzle together.
The best thing would be for the cooperation to be more extensive so that the office of the special prosecutor could enjoy the experience and knowledge of the British Serious Freud Office.
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