L’Islande confirme la condamnation de ses banksters à de la prison ferme. Pour l’instant, aucune reprise dans nos médias. (Et où, au passage, on parle du Qatar.)
Supreme Court Affirms Kaupþing Convictions | Iceland Review
Yesterday afternoon The Supreme Court of Iceland affirmed the guilty verdicts handed down by the Reykjavík District Court in June of last year over seven out of nine former Kaupþing bank directors, convicted for major market manipulation and breach of trust, Fréttatíminn reports. The court, furthermore, extended the sentence of Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson by six months. In addition, the court handed down a guilty verdict for two defendants who were acquitted in district court.
Iceland to sentence ninth banker found guilty of market manipulation that helped caused 2008 crash | The Independent
Their sentences range from one year to more than four years for crimes relating to misleadingly financing share purchases - the bank lent money for the purchase of the shares and used its own shares as collateral for the loans. They are also found guilty of creating a misleading demand for Kaupthing shares.
No jail time has yet been handed out to Ms Þórarinsdóttir or Mr Guðmundsson.
Another former director of the bank, Hreiðar Már Sigurðsson, who received a prison sentence of five and half years last year, was given a six-month extension to his sentence on Thursday.
He was one of group of former bankers accused of hiding the fact that a Qatari investor bought a stake in the firm with money lent illegally by the bank itself. Weeks before the bank collapsed Kaupthing announced that Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Bin Hamad al-Thani had bought a 5.1 per cent stake during the financial crisis in 2008 - a move supposed to be seen as a confidence boost for the bank.