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Supermarket mogul donates 21 million to charity

Manager of Bónus supermarket Jóhannes Jónsson gave ISK 21 million (EUR 231,604, USD 308,280) to different Icelandic charities yesterday.

Jónsson said his intention had been to match the sum of the additional budget the government granted last fall for the continuing prosecution of Baugur. Fréttabladid reports.

The Church Charity and the Mother’s Aid Charity received 4,200 gift certificates for Jónsson’s supermarkets, each worth ISK 5,000 (EUR 55, USD 73). The charities will hand them out to families in need to help with Christmas shopping.

The government charged Baugur with embezzlement on 40 different accounts in 2002. Most of the charges have since been dismissed.

Jóhannes Jónsson is the father of Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson, CEO of Baugur.

Click here to read more about the Baugur case.

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