Iceland hires ex-cop…to hunt down criminal bankers

In Iceland, the government has hired ex-police Lieutenant Olafur Thor Hauksson to hunt down bankers responsible for crashing the economy within the country.

LeMonde ran an interview that was translated by PressEurop. In it, Hauksson explains his job in his own words:
“On one hand, we have to investigate all suspicion of fraud and offences committed before 2009, on the other hand, we bring the lawsuits against the suspects to court ourselves. This is a ‘totally new’ method which allows the investigators to “follow the case” and the judicial system to “know the cases like the back of their hand”. This is indispensable in order to compete with the well-prepared defense attorneys”.

Mr. Hauksson has already formally charged Lárus Welding, the former CEO of the now-bankrupt Glitnir Bank and another banker, Guðmundur Hjaltason, among others.

Mr. Hauksson’s division, The office of Iceland’s Special Prosecutor, is scheduled to receive the equivalent of an extra $38 million dollars from the Icelandic government in order to strengthen the office and hopefully put more bankers behind bars.

On a personal note, it’s good to finally see a cop being put to good use, albeit an ex-cop. Not only does this need to be done in the United States as well, but it seems that this is one of the few good uses a cop can be put to, catching actual criminals rather than destroying peoples lives and treating their fellow citizens like the enemy.

-Ethan I. Solomon

-Pictured is ex-police lieutenant Hauksson.


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