Corruption-fighter Eva Joly, currently working with Icelandic
authorities to investigate last autumn’s bank collapse for signs of
criminal activity, told RÚV that the state prosecutor should resign.
Joly told RÚV that she understands the Icelandic government cannot and should not pressure the state prosecutor into quitting, as this protects appointed officials from being influenced by purely political motivated changes. However, Joly contends, the state prosecutor is unfit for matters related to the bank collapse and therefore incurs an unnecessary cost on the Icelandic people. That being the case, she continued, there’s little reason for him to occupy his office in the first place.
Earlier this year, Joly said that state prosecutor Valtýr Sigurðsson was unfit for the job in connection with the bank collapse, as his own son was one of the directors of the financial services company Exista.