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Icelandic court clears Haarde on most counts

Iceland’s former Prime Minister Geir Haarde has been acquitted on the major counts in a trial probing his responsibility for the country’s economic collapse in 2008.

23rd April, 2012
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Geir Haarde in September 2010 became the first political leader to be indicted for economic mismanagement during the global financial crisis that started in 2007.

Iceland’s former Prime Minister Geir Haarde has been acquitted on the major counts in a trial probing his responsibility for the country’s economic collapse in 2008.

The 61-year-old was found guilty of failing to keep his Cabinet apprised of key developments through formal meetings, according to a ruling today from the Reykjavik-based Landsdomur court. Haarde, who won’t be punished, was acquitted on three other charges, including failing to check the expansion of...

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