Geir Haarde In Interesting Company - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Geir Haarde In Interesting Company

Published June 1, 2012

Former prime minister Geir H. Haarde, who was recently hired to work as a consultant for a law firm, could have some interesting clients to contend with, such as the Hells Angels.
As reported, shortly after Geir’s trial concluded – with a single conviction of negligence but no punishment – he was hired by the law firm Opus. Specifically, Geir will be working in a consultancy capacity in the field of international relations. In a statement from the law firm, they believe Geir’s political experience will be a valuable resource for the firm.
DV has uncovered an interesting fact about the firm, though. Among their many clients, they count the motorcycle club the Hells Angels among them. The club has often been accused of being an organised crime syndicate, and individual members have been charged with and convicted of often violent crimes. In fact, a few Hells Angels in Iceland are currently standing trial for a number of charges.
As the Hells Angels are an international organisation, their case may conceivably fall under Geir’s area of expertise. However, it is not known if Geir is working with lawyers for the Hells Angels, or is otherwise assigned.

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