From Iceland — Special Prosecutor Joins Ministry Investigation

Special Prosecutor Joins Ministry Investigation

Published February 24, 2014

Special Prosecutor Ólafur Hauksson is back, taking part in the criminal investigation of the Ministry of the Interior.

DV reports that Ólafur – a prosecutor who took on many of Iceland’s financiers and bankers – will be replacing Assistant Commissioner of the Greater Reykjavík Area Police Theódór Kristjánsson as a part of the investigation. Namely, due to the fact that Theódór is the minister’s brother.

Police sources close to DV, however, have said that many of Theódór’s staff will be taking part in the investigation.

As reported, a memo which was leaked to select members of the press last Novermber impugned the reputations of Nigerian asylum seeker Tony Omos and the mother of his child, Evelyn Glory Joseph, with allegations which later proved untrue.

Lawyers for both Tony and Evelyn filed charges against the ministry, included breach of confidentiality, slander, and abuse of public office. The ministry has insisted that they conducted their own investigation into the matter, and concluded that the memo did not leak from the ministry – despite the fact that all evidence points to the ministry as the sole source.

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