Thursday, April 9, 2009

Money bribes or corruption in Iceland ?

Independence party in Iceland is in big trouble .
Three years ago ,the political parties agreed ,that money to the parties from individulas or companys,might not be more than 300.000 kronas.
But just before that law came to effect,The Independence party asked for and got 30 million from FL Group and 25 million fron Landsbanki ( one of the banks that collapsed last year )
The invoice for the donation from FL Group ,was not made,until after the donation limit law came into effect.
Gudlaugur Thor Thordarsson,is said ,by Icelandic media,the man that asked for the donations.
At that time he was in the board og Geysir Green energy,and where at that time trying to make a deal with another green company ,that was partly owned by FL Group.

Now ,the former head of the Independence party , Mr Geir H. Haarde,takes full responsability,but Mr. Gudlaugur says that he did not know of this donations from FL Group and Landsbanki .

Gudlaugur is now runnig for parliement and was health minister in the last goverment that broke up in february.

The new party chairman mr. Bjarni Benediktsson ,has promised to return the money to FL Group and Landsbanki.

Things are getting a bit fishy here in Iceland

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