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Special Prosecutor Staff Charged for Confidentiality Breach

The Special Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges on breach of confidentiality over two of its former employees to the State Prosecutor, who are accused of having sold information obtained during their work to a third party in the form of a report for ISK 30 million (USD 232,000, EUR 184,000).


Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The men, who are former police officers, were investigating the affairs of investment company Milestone and insurance company Sjóvá at the Special Prosecutor’s Office, which is responsible for investigating the banking collapse in Iceland.

According to RÚV’s sources, the men quit working at the Special Prosecutor’s Office at the end of last year after founding a consulting service company.

On their company’s behalf they compiled a 17-page report for Milestone’s bankruptcy estate for the aforementioned amount.

At the end of April the Special Prosecutor’s Office sued the men for breach in confidentiality as they are suspected of having used information which they obtained while working as public officials for their consulting service company.

Special Prosecutor Ólafur Þór Hauksson considers this matter to be serious as it undermines the office’s credibility. The cases on which the suspects worked will be reviewed, separated from other cases and then a decision will be made on their progress.

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