State Prosecutor Receives Ministry Leak Evidence

State Prosecutor Receives Ministry Leak Evidence

Published June 20, 2014

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Navid Nouri

Evidence that police have gathered in their investigations of the Ministry of the Interior has been handed over to the State Prosecutor.

Vísir reports that the evidence now in hand, the State Prosecutor must now decide whether investigations need to continue, or if the case now moves on to the next stage: pressing charges against a suspect.

As reported, a Supreme Court ruling has revealed that police do have a main suspect in the case of Tony Omos. The court ruling alleges that the suspect, referred to as “B”, reportedly searched for the memo in question on their computer on the evening of November 19, at 18:46 and 22:20. Police found that when the computer was turned off that evening, the notice “Do you want to save changes you made to [A]”, referring to the memo, popped up on the screen.

At 18:40 and 22:43 that same evening, B phoned an employee of the news outlet Vísir, and called again an additional three times that same evening. B then allegedly called newspaper Morgunblaðið the following morning. Hours later, Morgunblaðið’s website,, published an article on Tony Omos which included the sentence, “According to an informal memo from the Ministry of the Interior in the possession of …”

The office of the State Prosecutor told reporters they could provide no time estimate for when the case would move forward.

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