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Iceland’s Special Prosecutor Gets Reinforcements

The Icelandic government has decided to increase the number of employees at the office of the special prosecutor and investigator to 20 instead of nine as originally planned, according to recommendations from Eva Joly, an international expert on corruption.

Joly was hired as a consultant to the Ministry of Justice earlier this month to assist in investigating the time leading up to the economic collapse.

The office of the special prosecutor will also be assisted by four to five foreign experts under Joly’s lead, Fréttabladid reports.

Minister of Justice Ragna Árnadóttir explained in a press conference on Tuesday that the cost for operating the office will increase from the estimated ISK 70 million (USD 597,000, EUR 440,000) to approximately ISK 170 million (USD 1.4 million, EUR 1.1 million) because of the reinforcements, excluding the cost of hiring the foreign experts.

Click here to read more about Joly and her opinion of the office of the special prosecutor.

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