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Crime

Lamb Killed by Tourists

By greta

A group of foreign tourists caught a lamb close to the village of Breiðdalsvík in East Iceland and cut its throat.

Money

Eight Convicted in Seven-Year Tax Fraud Case

Eight people—six men and two women—were this afternoon convicted in one of Iceland’s biggest tax fraud investigations of recent times. The defendants were each sentenced to three-month to four-year suspended prison sentences.

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Not Guilty Plea in Birna Murder Case

Thomas Møller Olsen, the 30-year-old Greenlander who has been in custody since mid-January over the death of Birna Brjánsdóttir, has pleaded not guilty at the first court hearing today.

Polar Nanoq.

Details Emerge on Birna Murder Charges

Thomas Møller Olsen, who has been in police custody as part of the Birna Brjánsdóttir murder investigation, has now been charged with attacking the 20-year-old on January 14.

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson

Prime Minister Extortion Sisters Sentenced

The Reykjavík District Court has today sentenced sisters Hlín Einarsdóttir and Malín Brand to 12 months in prison—nine of which are in the form of a suspended sentence. The pair were sentenced for a high-profile attempt to blackmail money out of the then prime minister, Sigmundur Davíð...

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Large Tax Fraud Conviction Handed Down

Friðjón Björgvin Gunnarsson, CEO of several Icelandic companies, has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years’ imprisonment for breaking tax law, bookkeeping law, and for money laundering.

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Suspect Charged with Birna’s Murder

Thomas Møller Olsen, a 25-year-old Greenlander and crew member of the trawler Polar Nanoq, has been charged with the murder of Birna Brjánsdóttir, the 20-year-old Icelandic woman who disappeared in Reykjavík on January 14.

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Five Requests for Rehearing Approved

The Rehearing Commission in Iceland has approved the requests of five men, or their heirs, sentenced in the Guðmundur and Geirfinnur murder cases, who asked for a rehearing.

Will Decades-Old Murder Cases be Reheard?

The Rehearing Commission will reveal its ruling today about whether the decades-old criminal cases of the disappearance of Guðmundur Einarsson and Geirfinnur Einarsson should be reheard.

Supreme Court of Iceland

Police Custody of Rape Suspect Confirmed

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Iceland confirmed four-week police custody of a man, suspected of having raped two women and groped the third, following an annual celebration at a hotel in South Iceland.

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