Supreme Court rejects Baugur demands that prosecutor and judge testify Skip to content

Supreme Court rejects Baugur demands that prosecutor and judge testify

Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV, reports that it has closed an investigation into allegations of wrongful accusations. Earlier this year Jóhannes Jónsson, the father of Baugur CEO Jón Ásgeir Jóhannesson filed a complaint with the State Attorney General claiming that their former business partner Jón Gerald Sullenberger had made wrongful accusations towards him. The State Attorney General, Bogi Nilsson, has reviewed the evidence submitted by Jóhannes’s attorney and replied that he does not belief there is ground for further investigation.

Jón Gerald Sullenberger has issued a statement saying he has always been truthful in his testimony in the Baugur case; he demands an apology from Jóhannes Jónsson.

Separately, the Supreme Court has rejected the demands of the defense counsel that the special prosecutor appointed to the Baugur case, Sigurdur Tómas Magnússon, and the Chief Judge of the District Court of Reykjavík, Helgi I. Tómasson, testify in connection with allegations that the special prosecutor had influenced the selection of judges to hear the case in the District Court. The District Court had previously rejected the same demand.

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