Welcome to the website of the Special Prosecutor
On 1 February 2009 the Special Prosecutor took office. According to Act No. 135/2008 the Special Prosecutor is responsible to direct the office of public investigation and prosecution. The Special Prosecutor will investigate suspicions of criminal actions in the period preceding, in connection with or in the wake of the collapse of the Icelandic banks, whether this is connected to activities of financial undertakings, other legal entities or individuals, and, as the case may be, follow up on these investigations by bringing charges in court against those concerned.
The authorisations granted to the office to investigate and lay charges cover economic violations, gainful offences and taxation infringements, including offences which have been investigated by the Directorate of Tax Investigations in Iceland, the Icelandic Competition Authority and the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority where criminal charges have been laid.