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Iceland’s Special Prosecutor Hires 22 New Investigators

Ólafur Thór Hauksson, Iceland’s Special Prosecutor, has hired 22 new employees to assist with the investigation of the banking collapse and the goal is to hire ten to 20 more employees. The Financial Supervisory Authority (FME) has hired six employees and is planning to hire six others.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor is responsible for investigating the banking collapse in Iceland. The headquarters of Landsbanki in Reykjavík. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The FME advertised for employees earlier this summer and received 175 applications. The six people who were hired all have a degree in business and economics, Fréttabladid reports.

By the end of this year, the FME plans to have a team of around 100 employees, up from 65 in the autumn of 2008 when the banking system collapsed.

The Office of the Special Prosecutor also advertised for employees earlier this summer and received 470 applications. Of the 22 people hired, nine are lawyers, six have a degree in business and economics and three are educated as police officers.

Hauksson said in an interview with Stöd 2 that once this round of hiring is over, the Office of the Special Prosecutor will have between 70 and 80 employees.

The goal is for all investigations to be completed by the end of 2014.

Click here to read more about the special prosecutor’s investigation.

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