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Prison Warden Sentenced to Prison

The former warden of Kvíabryggju prison was sentenced to eight months prison for embezzlement.


A prison in Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The West Iceland District Court concluded that the former prison warden had abused his position after it was found that he had used prison funds to purchase products and services for his own personal use, reports.

According to the court, the man has no previous convictions and has already repaid ISK 900,000 (USD 7,200, EUR 5,900) of the ISK 1.7 million (USD 13,600, EUR 11,200) of state money spent.

The court handed the convicted an eight month sentence, five of which are suspended.


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