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Red Paint Smeared on Homes of Business Tycoons

“We will not accept light sentences for a few months or even paroled sentences for men who owe this nation hundreds of billions,” says a spokesman for Icegroup Holding, a group who has in recent months claimed responsibility for smearing red paint on numerous homes of Icelandic business tycoons and owners of the failed banks.

The last incident was when the home of Steingrímur Wernersson was smeared on December 11. Police have not found out who the perpetrators are.

The spokesman says to that the direct actions of the group are just starting. He says that the members of the group find it ridiculous that the government has not frozen the assets of individuals responsible for the economic crash of the country in 2008. “The nation has been badly damaged and it will take decades to rebuild the economy,” he says.

He says that those who are responsible are national villains and they will not find any peace in this country or abroad if they do not return their money and confess to their misdeeds. The interview with was conducted through e-mail.

The spokesman of Icegroup said it would be a miracle if the nation did not lose its independence after what these “villains” have done. Icegroup, he states, will do anything to stop the behavior of the “villains” and will not let them enjoy their stolen assets.

He claimed that all the members of the group were employed and did not owe much and therefore their actions had not been more serious up to this point. But the total lack of action by the government was intolerable and pointed towards which cause it served.

“What has happened before is only the taste of things to come,” said the spokesman.

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