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Iceland Hands Out 74 Years Of Prison Sentences To Bankers

Iceland arrests its bankers - handing out over 74 years' worth of prison sentences

Iceland have just send another five high profile bankers to prison for contributing to the collapse of Iceland’s economy in 2008

Amid a media blackout on Iceland’s stance against its corrupt bankers, the total number of high-level fraudsters imprisoned now totals 26  who are all collectively serving 74 years in prison.

Infowars.com reports:

Most of those jailed will serve terms of two to five years, according to a report by Iceland Magazine, which notes that three executives at Landsbankinn and two at Kaupþing, along with one prominent investor, have been prosecuted.

Their crimes include market manipulation, embezzlement, and breach of fiduciary duties. Their market manipulation destroyed the country’s economy and to this day Iceland is still having to repay the global loan sharks at the IMF, as well as governments of other countries, which kept the nation operating.

The article explains that the prosecutions have been possible because rather than protect and reward the very institutions responsible for the collapse, and the gangsters that run them, the Icelandic government let them fail, and then created a financial supervisory authority to strictly oversee the banks.

Iceland’s President, Olafur Ragnar Grimmson noted:

“Why are the banks considered to be the holy churches of the modern economy? Why are private banks not like airlines and telecommunication companies and allowed to go bankrupt if they have been run in an irresponsible way? The theory that you have to bail out banks is a theory that you allow bankers enjoy for their own profit, their success, and then let ordinary people bear their failure through taxes and austerity? People in enlightened democracies are not going to accept that in the long run.”

The President added:

“We were wise enough not to follow the traditional prevailing orthodoxies of the Western financial world in the last 30 years. We introduced currency controls, we let the banks fail, we provided support for the poor, and we didn’t introduce austerity measures like you’re seeing in Europe.”

While the country’s economy is far from what it once was, it has stabilized and is in a position to recover.

Meanwhile, the governments of the US and Europe bailed out most of those responsible for playing a direct role in the financial crisis that crippled the global economy.

In the US, Congress gave American banks a $700 billion TARP bailout at the expense of taxpayers.

Not one banker in the US has even been charged with a crime relating to the financial collapse, there is still virtually no regulation of the banks, and they are pulling in a near record $160 billion in annual profits, all from “money” created out of thin air.

The banksters continue to be protected, at all levels, and the effects of their criminal actions continue to worsen every day. Another financial catastrophe is a certainty.

  • Ailish Longmore

    Well done Iceland,we here in Ireland haven’t imprisoned any banker &I they are still working. Bastards.

  • KCTennant

    IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR SCOTT COUNTY (Judge Paul Macek) & IOWA Supreme Court Judge, DAVID S. WIGGINGS, & US District Court SOUTHERN IOWA “Judge” ROBERT PRATT & Mag. CELESTE R. BREMER, Covered up & Concealed wrongdoings of the QUAD CITY BANK & TRUST CO., Bettendorf, IOWA CEO JOHN H. ANDERSON & former CEO MIKE BAUER. ICRC & EEOC found Reasonable Cause to believe this Bank violated Title VII & ADEA in the Constructive Discharge of my wife, Maria Roldan in 2008. (see LACE126682 & 3:12-cv-00083…) These FRAUDS under color of law penalized my wife, the injured party, for brining suit against THEIR BANK ! – KTennantDC@Gmail.com Go to: IOWACOURTS.gov and see also another FRAUD in FIRSTMERIT BANK v MARIA ROLDAN…(563) 343-5565