Three of the 14 Lithuanian citizens who were arrested in October, suspected of having participated in organized grand larceny of Icelandic stores, were sentenced to prison in Iceland yesterday.
Six were charged for connivance, larceny and storing loot in November and two were found not guilty. One of the suspects was given a two-month provisory sentence, visir.is reports.
The three individuals who were sent to prison were given different sentences. One was sentenced to ten months in prison. His sentence was the longest because he had breached an earlier provisory sentence.
The second was sentenced to four months in prison and the third to eight months in prison, but four months thereof were provisory. Three weeks in custody will be deducted from all sentences.
Of the 14 Lithuanian citizens arrested in October, nine were kept in custody for three weeks, while the others were banned from traveling out of the country.
Police had originally suspected that the people they arrested had been involved in 21 cases of theft as part of organized crime. But after an extensive and costly investigation, these suspicions turned out to be false. The stores’ claims for damages were all dismissed.
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