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Iceland’s Special Investigator Takes Office

Ólafur Thór Hauksson, who was appointed specifically to investigate the events leading up to the collapse of the country’s banking system and as special prosecutor, began working yesterday and has hired four employees in his office.

One of these people is a key employee of the Unit for the Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crimes at the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and some worry that the transfer may weaken the unit, Fréttabladid reports.

Hauksson said it sometimes happens that new projects demand that police officers give them their undivided attention and leave other projects unattended in the meantime. People help each other out, he said.

Hauksson has not begun working on any projects yet, but hopes that his office can begin operating today.

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